8 Practical Things You Can Do To Help Save The Bees

In case you’ve somehow missed it: The bees are dying and yes, it’s something we should all care a lot about, because bees are IMPORTANT. We have bees to thank for around one-third of the world’s food supply, including avocados, almonds, onions, and a whole lot of fruits and vegetables that would be extremely missed if they were to disappear. [embedded content]But in the past year alone, US beekeepers have…

There’s A Giant Lavender Labyrinth In Michigan And The Photos Are Gorgeous

Labyrinths are beautiful. Their circular, geometric paths allow for walking meditations, and they are rich with symbolism. Some people have made the analogy that walking through a labyrinth is like taking a journey to the center of one’s self and then, eventually, emerging back into the world. Now picture a labyrinth made of paths of lavender plants and earth mounds. The labyrinth’s center also boasts an array of herb gardens.…

Natria Summer Weed Control Giveaway

During this weekend’s giveaway (June 21-23, 2019), enter to win a Summer Weed Control prize package that provides complete weed control for the rest of summer. It includes one bottle each of the following glyphosate alternatives: Natria Grass & Weed Control with Root Kill (1 gallon nested sprayer) and Natria Lawn Weed & Disease Control (ready-to-spray). How to Enter: Go to the Gardening Know How Facebook page. Find the Natria…

How to Build a Spiral Herb Garden

A herb spiral is one of the most clever permaculture techniques for utilizing space and allowing plants to work together in the garden. Usually located just outside the kitchen door, a herb spiral provides a menagerie of culinary and medicinal herbs, while saving space and helping with pest management in the garden. Easy to build and fun to work with, herb spirals allow for herbal experimentation, based on some very simple…

Garden Rabbits – a great addition for your vegetable patch

A few years ago we adopted a couple large rabbits from a local rescue organization.  They exclusively rescue rabbits from shuttered pet stores and from owners who no longer want to care for them.  They have many rabbits all waiting for a good home and we’ve discovered what valuable pets rabbits can be. First, a little background.  We tried to keep the rabbits inside the house but soon found that…

Work Gloves That Work Just as Hard as You Do

Women work hard, both in the home and outside, whether it’s the garden or at their job. We don’t mind getting our hands dirty when the task calls for it, but it’s still important that they look good when we’re done. That’s why it helps to wear gloves when the tougher jobs are necessary. There are many great gardening gloves that perform just fine for smaller tasks, like planting or…

Hummus For Dessert?! 10 Recipes You HAVE TO TRY!

“If you haven’t heard about the latest trend in the last year of dessert hummus, and think it sounds weird, trust me it is amazing stuff.  I mean, you get to enjoy dessert and a protein and fiber-rich snack at the same time!  Which is why I love it.  I like my desserts to have nutritional benefits sometimes and this is perfect for that.” – Fragrant Vanilla 1. Smores Dessert…

Backyard Landscaping Tips for Summer

As we plan our summer gardens and growing spaces, it’s always great to base your plantings on a design that will serve as the bones of your beautiful backyard, front yard or small plot. Thinking of going it alone? Let a landscaping contractor help. You may be an expert with soil and plants, but there’s a lot more to it, right? Sometimes, merely establishing the layout seems a daunting challenge,…

Back EZ Gardening Anyone Can Do

You don’t have to be old or injured to want your tools to work for you rather than against you. There is a saying, “work smart, not hard” that is applicable to any age and any situation. Take gardening, for example. Some gardening tasks are simple and require little effort, but the majority are labor intensive and can make aches and pains spring up instantly, even where there were none…

5 Gardening Gadgets To Make Dad Smile

Lots of dads either have a green thumb or else wish they did. So take advantage of the fact that Father’s Day arrives in the middle of growing season and go for a gardening gift. There are lots of cute gardening gadgets out there that are sure to add some fun to the occasion. If you aren’t sure where to begin to look for cool backyard gifts for dad, just…