Add instant color and texture to any part of your garden, porch or balcony with the art of container gardening! Gardening in pots allows you to have gorgeous plants surrounding you no matter how big, or small, your space is. Follow these 10 simple steps to make your very own paradise in a pot.
Biological control is the release of natural predators to manage plant-harming insects. Biologicals help greenhouses and gardeners avoid the need to use pesticide sprays and dusts! Many beneficial insects are already in your garden, patrolling for (and munching on) unwanted pests like aphids and borers.
If you’re like us, you’ve constantly got gardening on the brain. You commute while thinking about gardening, exercise while thinking about gardening, clean the house while thinking about gardening, and even GARDEN while thinking about gardening! With thousands of topics covered in podcasts (free pre-recorded audio shows) it’s no wonder that there are myriad excellent gardening podcasts for inspired listening while going about your day. If you are new to the world of gardening podcasts, here are some to get you started.
There are many reasons to start seeds indoors, not least of which is a way to cure spring fever! As well as an economical way to garden, you will get to witness the miracle of seed germination and it is a great teaching tool for kids. Our advice is to start with a few types of seeds; going overboard can overwhelm both your energy and your indoor space.
Fall planting and maintenance are key elements in a thriving landscape. Trees, shrubs, perennials and bulbs planted in fall will give a glorious display of color beginning the next spring. Lawns maintained through the fall will be lush and green late into winter and reappear early in spring. And fall-blooming plants such as mums, pansies and flowering cabbage, are an easy way to add dynamic color in celebration of the changing seasons.