Behind the Scenes with the Mountain Gardeners Q&A – Storm Damaged Trees

Get Rid Of Skunks – The Organic Solution!

The calm skunks that you see meandering through your yard in the dark seem fearless, and basically they are, unless of course one of their two biggest predators come near. When both of my dogs were recently “skunked” in a nose-to-butt confrontation the smell was unimaginable as they both came running in through the dog door onto our carpeting. Tomato juice is not the answer! But I know what is… and every home owner should have this info.

Gardening with the Moon Phases

In today’s fast paced technologically advanced world, many gardeners are going ‘old school’ with tried and true growing practices. Some are actually going ‘ancient school’ by practicing lunar gardening, a method of gardening that dates back to prehistory.

The Joy of Growing Annuals

I have a confession to make: I love annuals! Ever since I started working in a nursery, at age 14, annuals have had a special hold on me. There’s nothing like driving by a mass planting of petunias or vinca (Catharanthus roseus) – the sea of color just grabs your eye and captivates your attention.

What You Need to Know About Lawn Care

Many people who build a new home are worried about the landscaping because they don’t know how to do lawn care. The most important thing about planning a lawn is to have the right kind of grass for the soil. All grass is not the same. Some kinds can grow quite high, while others don’t grow high at all. If you don’t have a lot of time available for fertilizing and mowing, then this would be the right kind of grass for you.

The Dirt on Soil

Sometimes, it might feel like you need a degree in geology to understand the terminology used in gardening publications to describe soil. You may think to yourself, how complicated can soil be, isn’t it all just dirt? Well, there are a lot of different types of dirt and different components in each one. So here is the real “dirt” on soil.

Worm Composting Tips from the Worm Whisperer

I’m sure many of you have heard of Cesar Milan, also known as the Dog Whisperer, but are you familiar with Vern Culteur the Worm Whisperer? Known to his friends as Verny the Wormy, Culteur explains to us how worms play a vital part in the composting process.

Hydrangeas – Summer’s Blue Light Special

The summer is in full swing, most of your spring colors have come and gone. Sure you have the roses, asters and a few other summer bloomers but your Hydrangeas are stealing the show!

7 Organic Gardening Benefits

The one thing I always get asked about Organic Gardening is, what’s the difference between Organic Gardening and Regular Gardening? Organic Gardening is growing Fruits, Vegetables and Flowers without the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides.

Indoor Gardening Tips

Understand how to grow your plants indoor.

Garden Planters – A Beautiful Outdoor Fixture That is Sure to Please

Are you looking for a way to enhance the look of your outdoor space, but do not want to put a lot of effort into doing it? Well, you are in luck because all you need to do is purchase some lovely garden planters. They are a perfect way to add a decorative touch to any deck, porch, or patio area, plus some green to it as well.

Gardening Tips

Gardening is a popular activity, relaxing and enjoyable for all who love the outdoors and the green environment. It is important to be conversant with some basic processes that govern the plant kingdom.

Garden Design and Landscaping

Turing your yard of grassland into a beautiful garden design through effective landscaping is challenging but not impossible. Although there is not one single magical formula that will transform a veritable blank space of mud and grass into a successful green landscape, you definitely have the freedom to select your plants and design a garden to make a lasting impression. In order to achieve the desired results, it is essential to plan every step of your gardening methodically.

Organic Gardening

Organic gardening involves the utilization of materials derived from living things like compost and manure. The fertilizers contain only naturally occurring animal or plant materials with hardly any man-made chemicals or pesticides ever being used.

Vegetable Gardening

Planting and starting a vegetable garden is exciting, especially when your hard work and labour are rewarded with mouth watering results. It is as essential to design and plan the space for the vegetable garden as it is for your front lawn. You could construct the vegetable garden in a sunny spot at one end of your lot in clear view of your driveway or have it accessed from the patio through an elaborate pathway so that it immediately catches the eye. Understanding the basics of vegetable gardening can help immensely in creating a verdant and healthy environment.

Flower Gardening Basics

A flower garden is a place of creative beauty, relaxation, contemplation, rest and play. No matter how constrained you are about space, money or time, designing a flower garden can be done effectively and beautifully. Perhaps, planning and setting up your first flower garden may seem challenging, even a bit daunting, but once you see the result blossoming, the efforts will all be worth it. This simple overview of flower garden basics will help you to start on this enriching endeavour, express your creativity, get closer to nature and enjoy a truly flowering experience.

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