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Homemade Backyard Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
Ever tried adding fresh mint to your ice cream? It’s so easy and beyond compare! At this point in...
Veronica, also called Speedwell, is a carefree and easy-to-grow perennial with long spikes of small...
Aphids Pest Control Tips & How to Protect Your Plants
Here are five ways to banish bothersome aphids—without resorting to pesticides for pest control!...
Fertilizer Tea from Plants, Weeds, and Grass
Using your own garden weeds and grass, you can make homemade fertilizer tea. Here’s how. Yes,...
Lavender for Health and Home
Lavender is more than just a pretty plant. This fragrant perennial has been revered throughout the...
How To Make Refrigerator Dill Pickles
Refrigerator pickles are quick and easy to make with just seven ingredients—no special canning...
Oregano is a perennial herb with rose-purple or white flowers and a taste reminiscent of thyme....
How to Make a Beautiful Arch for Climbing Vegetables
Many climbing vegetables need support. See how to make this simple garden arch! It’s a very...
Rhododendron Care and Growing Tips
In late spring, the rhododendrons are blooming! Here’s more about this stunning flowering shrub—...
Cherry trees are a sight to behold in the spring, when they’re covered in white or pink blossoms....
How to Grow Vegetables in Hanging Baskets
Many vegetables are suitable for growing in hanging baskets. Here’s how to plant your own hanging...
Mint is a perennial with very fragrant, toothed leaves and tiny purple, pink, or white flowers. It...
Learn how to get rid of rabbits and keep them out of your garden with these tips. Why Would You...
Here are tips on how to identify, control, and get rid of whiteflies. What are Whiteflies? What are...
Astilbe is a perennial with beautiful, showy flowers atop glossy, fern-like foliage. Here’s how to...
How to Stop Invasive Plants from Spreading
What are invasive plants? How do you keep invasive plants from spreading? Let’s dig in! Have you...
Frozen Berries: How to Freeze Blueberries
Frozen berries are a tasty snack and a great method of fruit preservation. Whether you grow...
Pest-Resistant Plants and Flowers
Do you have trouble with deer and rabbits in your garden? Here’s a list of pest-resistant plants...
Parsley is a biennial plant with bright green, feather-like leaves and is in the same family as...
Learn how to identify raccoons and how to get rid of raccoons in your garden with these helpful ...
Measuring Fruits for Recipes
The following table lists the amounts of fruits in relation to measuring cup equivalencies. Apples...
Lemons & Oranges
Although Citrus is a subtropical genus, northern gardeners can grow lemons, oranges, and other...
Straw Turns to Gold
No, I’m not Rumpelstiltskin, the cranky gnome in a Grimm fairy tale; I can’t spin straw into gold...
How to Make a Terrarium
Here’s how to make your own terrarium. What is a terrarium? A plant terrarium is a mini-ecosystem...
Lavender Lemon Chocolate Chip Pancakes
Try cooking with herbs! This lavender lemon chocolate chip pancake recipe was a huge hit with my...
Rhubarb is a perennial vegetable, though it is generally used as a fruit in desserts and jams. Here...
Lighten Your Hair with Rhubarb
Fading blond? Mousy brown? Bring on the rhubarb! Here’s how to naturally lighten your hair using...
Blueberries: The Easiest Fruit to Grow Is Also One of the Healthiest
Blueberries are one the easiest fruit to grow. Here are some of the best blueberry varieties to add...
The More You Grow, The More You Know
As with life, years of gardening experience yield knowledge—so remember that there’ll be mistakes...
At one time, most lawns had at least some clover growing in them, with many consisting almost...
Do you have trouble with these burrowing pests? Here are tips for identifying and getting rid of...
How to Make a Willow Structure for the Garden
Use willow to make plant supports and garden supports with a beautiful natural look. No special...
How to Keep Birds Away From Your Garden
Birds are a welcome addition to the garden, but if the crows are devouring your corn and the jays...
Planning an Easy Fruit Garden
Are you keen to grow fruit? See how to plan a low-maintenance fruit garden. There are some simple...
When to Prune Trees and Shrubs
When trees and shrubs become overgrown, it’s time to break out the pruning shears. With this guide...
How To Clean, Trim, and Store Asparagus
Need to store your asparagus for a little while? Here are some easy tips for how to clean, trim,...
7 Vegetable Gardening Tips to Save Time
Does your garden feel like an endless “To Do” list? It doesn’t have to be that way! In this short...
How to Build a Raised Vegetable Garden
If you’re wondering how to build a raised vegetable garden, it’s important to know which materials...
How to Make Compost Tea
Ever heard of compost tea? It’s a blend of organic matter that’s brewed to give your soil a boost...
Is There a Greenhouse in Your Future?
This is the time of year when we think, “If we only had a greenhouse, we could grow…” (fill in the ...
Top 3 Spices to Fight Colds and Flu
Did you know that three spices in your pantry fight colds or the flu? Yes, add some healing spices...
Wildflower Super Bloom Out West
What a magical sight! Dry, barren deserts are blooming with millions of flowers, drowning the land...