PlantSwatch™ – Gardening by Color and Zone Has Never Been Easier

Most people are familiar with those colorful paint swatches available for choosing that perfect shade of color for your home – be the kitchen, the bedroom, or outdoor shed. But what if you could just as easily choose the best colors for the garden in a similar way? You can, and PlantSwatch™ is the answer! What is PlantSwatch™? PlantSwatch™ is just like a paint swatch but deigned for choosing garden…

Los Angeles County Halts Use of Roundup Until Safety Risks Can Be Determined

Shortly after a California court linked glyphosate, the herbicide in the popular weed killer Roundup, to a plaintiff’s cancer, Los Angeles County officials ordered a moratorium on that same weed killer, citing a need for further research on the herbicide’s safety risks. “I am asking county departments to stop the use of this herbicide until public health and environmental professionals can determine if it’s safe for further use in L.A.…

Gardening Made Easy With Straw Bales!

Image credit: Ruth Temple @ Flickr Gardening can be tricky even when you are graced with good soil, but what if you’re dealing with unpleasant growing conditions? Or does the very idea of endless weeding give you a backache? Starting a straw bale garden this spring may be the answer to all your gardening prayers. This method of gardening uses bales of straw as your garden beds — with no soil — and is a versatile,…

Florida Lifts Ban on Front-Yard Vegetable Gardens

Credit: Todd Anderson New York Times, Orlando couple will now be able to keep vegetable garden Florida passes law saying cities can’t stop people from growing food on their own property, even in their front yards. State lawmakers in Florida have told cities they must respect citizens’ property rights, and seemingly even more basic right to grow their own food. They just passed a bill “prohibiting local governments from regulating vegetable gardens…

Keto Garden – Easy Low Carb Vegetables You Can Grow At Home!

One thing you may have noticed about a plant-based diet – it’s expensive!  Growing your own Keto garden and these five low-carb vegetables can save money while providing you with fresh, local produce for your family.  After all, you can’t get more local and fresh than your own backyard!  Tips for growing in container-growing, too, for you small space gardeners. Five Low-Carb Vegetables to Grow There are a lot of…

How Meghan and Harry’s Baby Will Be Raised Differently Than the Cambridge Children

Nanny-free zone Shutterstock When Will and Kate are away, the Cambridge kiddos are under the watchful eye of a nanny. Maria Teresa Turrion Borralo, the woman who cares for the little royals, is trained in both security and self-defense should an elevated need to protect them arise. Reportedly, though, Meghan and Harry are planning on forgoing a nanny in favor of having the Duchess’s mother, Doria Ragland, help when she…

A Cool National Gardening Day Giveaway

National Gardening Day (April 14) is almost here and, to commemorate this very special day, we are giving away a prize package featuring several newly released gardening books from Cool Springs Press, a leading publisher of step-by-step how-to books for both DIY gardening and home improvement! What better way to celebrate National Gardening Day than to be curled up with some great gardening reads! This cool giveaway includes the following…

Leisure Season Raised Planter Box Giveaway

Bring gardening to a comfortable height! In this week’s Gardening Know How giveaway, you have the opportunity to win a raised planter box from Leisure Season! This durable raised planter box (36”W x 24″D x 36”H) creates an optimum gardening environment with the following features: • Brings gardening to a comfortable height. Eliminates hands and knees gardening• Cuts weeding and fertilizing in half and creates an optimum planting environment. •…

Gardening for just 10 minutes a week can cut risk of death, study suggests

Walking or gardening for just 10 minutes per week could cut the risk of death, new research suggests. Even low levels of physical activity are linked to a reduced chance of dying from cancer, cardiovascular disease and other illnesses, according to a study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. The researchers said spending just a little time on active leisure pursuits could bring health benefits. The study analysed…