Behind the Scenes with the Mountain Gardeners – Lisa’s Best Fall Colors of Autumn

As Land & Climate Degrade – Urban Farms Take Root

Our land massively degraded, our poles wobbling and disintegrating from climate change, and our national and global economies in the midst of immense metamorphosis. These are catastrophic cries from the land. In measured response to the context of our environment and our economy, thousands of urban and suburban community gardens and farms have taken root in North America over the last 15-20 years. They are models that need to be emulated widely and swiftly.

The Best Methods For Planting Flowers

The climate in your location will dictate the best time for planting flowers in your area. The season of spring can often be an up-and-down time of temperatures and precipitation. You may run into unseasonably warm weather one week, and unseasonably cold weather the next. It can be difficult to decide just when the right time to plant will be.

Growing Healthy Indoor Plants

Indoor plants can do a lot to bring charm to your office or home. You’ll be more than happy to spend a bit of time tending plants indoors when the winter weather postpones other hobbies you might enjoy in warmer weather. Growing plants indoors is not too hard to do, and gardeners are otherwise at a bit of a loss in the winter months, when just about everything outdoors is dormant. Bring your garden inside and enjoy the hobby even when it’s bitterly cold outside.

Enjoying the Lovely Hibiscus Flower

The hibiscus flower, or rosemallow, as it is sometimes called, is a large genus with species that are found in tropical and subtropical areas of the world. There are perennials and annuals both in the species, as well as shrubs and small trees.

Growing Plants For Beauty and Decoration

If you are into growing plants, you might like to know that nearly any plant can be grown in a suitable container for its whole life. This is equally true when the plant is either a tree or shrub, an annual or a perennial. Container-growing will provide you with some options that aren’t available with plants in their natural settings.

Learn the Varieties of Flowering Plants

Flowering plants have grown on every continent on earth. These plants make up nearly ninety percent of the plant kingdom. The total number of unique species is over 230,000, and many species in the tropics have not even been named yet. Over the past one hundred and thirty million years, flowering plants have grown in nearly every habitat to be found on earth, from mountain meadows to dense forests, from freshwater marshes to fertile grasslands, and from alpine summits to sun-baked deserts. Some of these plants even live underwater, and have adapted to salt water.

Five Soil Types in the Victory Garden

Know your soil type. This one bit of knowledge will make it impressively easier to grow free food in your Victory Garden.

Learning About the Daisy Flower

The daisy flower is the blossom of one the most popular perennials chosen for gardens everywhere. It’s a natural for indoor vases, and there are literally dozens of different daisies to choose from. The most popular breeds are African Daisies and Shasta Daisies. These are great for those who are new to gardening, and those who enjoy the hobby but don’t really have a green thumb.

Using Decorative Bamboo Plants

Bamboo plants are one of the easiest plants to grow. Sometimes they’re too easy to grow, because their advanced growth rate may cause their roots to overpower roots of other plants in your garden.

Learn About the Lovely Orchid Flower

Ask any gardener which bloom is their favorite, and you will hear “orchid flower” possibly more often than any other flower. The orchid is a much-desired plant for many gardeners. They are lovely, to be sure, but orchids need a lot of attention, and very correct conditions if they are to prosper. There are different types of orchids, and each one may require care just a bit different from the rest.

Topsy Turvy Upside Down Tomato Planter – How to Properly Hang Your Planters

If you are going to use the Topsy Turvy Upside Down Tomato Planter for your gardening needs this year then you need to read this first. Properly hanging your planter will make the difference between having a easy to care for tomato crop or a disaster on your hands.

Phalaenopsis Orchid Care – What Should I Do?

If you have phalaenopsis orchids or are planning to purchase these orchids then you must know how to take care of them. I will discuss phalaenopsis orchid care as well as what type of environment they will thrive in. Check out this article to find the secrets to taking care of phalaenopsis orchids.

Homesteading Tips

Many people find themselves dreaming about homesteading but… they can easily engage themselves in a huge project with little understanding as to what lies ahead. A dedicated homesteader is committed to keeping their life as free and as uncomplicated as possible. This means that the four basic ingredients for life become the motivating factors for all that we do.

Building a Successful Compost Pile

Save money and make your own compost. A small heap is simple and cheap to make, and your vegetable or flower garden will be so much happier for having a little extra nutrition. Here’s how to build a successful heap of this wonderful stuff.

6 Tips For Using Compost and How to Care For Your Working Pile

As with everything in the garden, a little attention and love goes a long way toward success. Here’s how to keep your compost pile happy all year round. Plus, I give you 6 tips for using this nutritious goodness on a regular basis.

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