Biodiversity and sustainability is the great importance when designing and building gardens. The tendency among the new generations of landscapers and gardeners (or those who are not so new understand their importance) is to create natural gardens. Organizing the plants in a different way and looking for other forms of beauty. The flowers and their color, while playing an important role. Look into the deep feel the prominence to the shape, texture and color of…Continue
Added by Oliva Shouse on March 5, 2018 at 2:38am — No Comments
Having a beautiful garden is never easy; you may have the green thumb, but if you don’t dedicate a lot of time and effort into keeping it neat, it will only end up looking like a jungle. One of the reasons why people don’t like spending a lot of time in their garden is probably because their garden shed isn’t well-organized. If you spend fifteen minutes looking for your tools, you’ll lose all enthusiasm for gardening. This is one of the reasons why…Continue
Added by Victoria Lim on May 29, 2017 at 3:17am — No Comments
Having a garden nowadays is a true blessing. Many people live in small apartments, surrounded by the many items they own, without a glimpse of personal space for fun and rest. The people who live in the suburbs are practically blessed, because they have big houses with lots of space, a garage for their cars and a big back or front yard, where they can put a table, some chairs…Continue
Added by Jane Wilson on April 3, 2017 at 6:21am — No Comments
New beginnings for the gardens start in February.
I invite in the excitement in the form of seeds and begin setting my strategy.
I begin to gradually bring it to life while I sit down for some garden talk with fellow seedaholics.
Added by Sharona Goren on February 26, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments
The orchid flower is one of the most beautiful additions a garden may have. It is the mark of the caring and expert gardener, a flower that proves that your reliable gardening can get you places. Adding one to your own garden will greatly improve the landscape and will make heads turn in envy. And for all its greatness, the orchid flower is also one of the most capricious things you could grow in the garden. Its different varieties – all 30,000 of them – usually require different treatment…Continue
Added by Aimee Howard on July 6, 2016 at 5:00am — No Comments
Added by Evelyn Jenson on July 5, 2016 at 1:36am — No Comments
I'm sure that everybody would love to have a garden of their own. The garden is a great place, where you can rest, plant things, get in touch with the earth and think things through without being bothered by the outside world. Everybody likes gardening at some point of their life. But have you ever thought what kind of garden you want…Continue
Added by Jane Wilson on May 20, 2016 at 5:42am — No Comments
I'm a firm believer that gardening is an art. Not only does it take skills to successfully grow fruits and veggies but a garden can be designed and cultivated in a beautiful way. In a sense, gardens feed more than the body, they feed our soul.
When I first started gardening I thought there were really only two kinds of gardens: the traditional in ground…Continue
Added by AliLawrence on April 21, 2016 at 11:10am — No Comments
Added by Marianne Smith on August 28, 2015 at 7:35pm — No Comments
Unwanted insects are just part of nature, as gardeners we have to deal with them on a regular basis. While many people resort to harsh chemicals to control their pest population, some of us know that there’s a better way - making organic insecticides from everyday items in our home. When preventative measures aren’t enough to keep your garden pest free, turn to a…Continue
Added by AliLawrence on May 14, 2015 at 9:50am — No Comments
Busy two days. Started building a new container garden this week using 5 gallon buckets and self watering using a float/resivoir. Will use this for the 8 Brandywine Black organic tomato plants that were given to me this weekend. While doing that, got the smoker cleaned up ready for a brisket this weekend, updated my substitute cream soup/sauce mixes, a chicken-less chicken flavor bouillion/powder, made some bread machine mixes for a friend. Hate buying commercial items when I can make them…Continue
Originally shared at Back to the Basics
I have shared about VICTORY GARDEN here on several occasions. …Continue
Added by Marianne Smith on December 27, 2014 at 7:35am — No Comments
A trip to the nursery is possibly the most calming and refreshing experience. Walking around, choosing your plants and just being in the presence of nature’s bounty does some amazing things for your emotional health. I know I can hardly wait for my annual trip to the nursery!
There is one downside, however. Plants are sold in plastic pots. When we come home we plant them in our gardens. What happens to all the plastic pots? Most recyclers do not accept planters as a recyclable as…Continue
Added by Anne Staley on December 12, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments
Composting at home is a great way to turn waste into gardening magic. By composting, you manage to reduce waste and improve soil quality at the same time; it’s also simpler than it may seem. Check out this article for some general tips on how to make the most of your compost…Continue
Added by Savanna Oconner on April 8, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments
Originally posted @ Back to the Basics:
Let's talk about Victory Gardens and Seed Balls...
Added by Marianne Smith on December 8, 2013 at 4:38pm — No Comments
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Well, the inspections for the bank and local municipality have been completed, and all of our rehab work has been approved! We're just waiting on the final disbursement check so that we can pay our roofer. It has been quite the ordeal, but well worth it a little headache and a lot of elbow grease in the end!
I had mentioned before that our riding lawnmower had quit... Well, this past weekend, we were given a riding mower, which we desperately needed, as "payment" from a friend of ours…Continue
It’s not that we needed drip irrigation in our vegetable garden. I think spraying down the plants with a hose in one hand and a glass of lemonade in the other is a perfectly acceptable way to spend a summer afternoon. However, the furniture business was going slow and I don’t idle well.
So we went to Home Depot and picked up a…Continue
We've been so busy lately with coop building and other projects around the place, we neglected our garden for a few weeks. It has become over-run with crabgrass and other miscellaneous uselessness. (Fortunately, though, the veggie plants are still doing very well regardless!) Turning a horse pasture into a field of herbs and vegetables is turning out to be extremely tricky with our limited available equipment and resources...
Here is a taste of what we started with (other half of…Continue
Added by Carrie Seal-Stahl on June 20, 2013 at 3:36pm — No Comments
We love our garden, but one of the major challenges of off-grid living is water. Even though we have multiple springs, creeks and wells; how do we get that water to where we need it? Although 2 wells have been dug on our property, we don't have a manual pump, nor do we have a power source to power a pump to get the water out of the well. This means we needed some ingenuity to keep our garden healthy and well watered. Luckily, I'm married to an amazing engineer, who came up with an ingenious…Continue