HGTV® Dream Home 2019: Gardening in Montana

The sweepstakes entry period for this year’s HGTV® Dream Home 2019 in Whitefish, Montana is well underway, and I’m sure you’ve all had a chance by now to daydream and drool over the photos and videos of this modern mountain retreat. In my last post, I admired the seamless indoors to outdoors ambience of this three-bedroom, three-and-a-half bath retreat and the benefits it had to offer from a gardening perspective.…

How to Grow and Enjoy Microgreens Year-Round

Microgreens are among the easiest type of vegetable to grow indoors. If you’re new to indoor gardening and want to branch out beyond the basic handful of houseplants, try these tiny and tasty greens. While they are simple to grow just for your own use, the increasing popularity of these tender leaves in grocery stores and restaurants means that commercial growers are also getting into the microgreen game. Here’s what…

Add Contemporary Style to Your Home with Windows

Even the most beautiful homes tend to look a little outdated as the years go by. If your house is due for an upgrade, the new Trinsic™ Series windows and patio doors from Milgard are designed to bring your home into the twenty-first century with a brand new, more contemporary look. Or, if you’re planning to build a new home, the Trinsic Series will create a crisp, clean appearance with…

How to Choose the Best Shed Plan

There are some things to consider when choosing the best shed plan, especially if this is your first DIY project. If you’re at the point of making the decision that you are going to attempt this on your own, the first thing you’re going to need is a good set of plans to work from. The internet has a myriad of designs available online; however, not all plans you come…

Low Maintenance Garden Design Trends

With prices fluctuating in landscaping and home improvement retailers, you want to explore more cost efficient ways to maintain your landscape. Perhaps, you’re pursuing a landscape design that encourages low maintenance design. Let’s review a few options you can take. Keep Lawns Simple and Focus on Gardens A mistake most business owners and residents make is over treating their lawns to stop weeds. An application or two a season before…

SANSI Grow Lights: Keeping Your Houseplants Happy Through Winter

Plants don’t need much to be happy, but they do need light. While a bright window or even ambient house lighting is enough for some plants, others need a little more help, especially if you’re gardening indoors in winter or starting seeds early in the spring. You’re going to need to supply extra light to keep them growing full and healthy. SANSI Grow Lights are ideal for this job. To…

Battery Powered Security Cameras: Keeping Gardens Safe from Wildlife and Vandals

Your backyard and garden can seem as much a part of your living space as your living room. So when vandals sneak in without being invited, it really feels like an intrusion. And deer and other wildlife can do significant damage too. If you’d like to keep an eye on who or what is entering your premises, why not consider a battery-powered security camera. This is a great way to…

Unique Outdoor Planters to Perk Up Your Garden

Having a garden filled with plants brings pleasure to many gardeners – and it’s not just the plants that do so. Creating gardens allows us the opportunity to include a piece of ourselves with the addition of beautiful items that express our personalities and the things we enjoy. One example is the use of planters, which is an excellent option for those with little to no gardening space. There are…

Top 100 Gifts For Gardeners: #1-20

GIFT IDEAS 1-20 | 21-40 | 41-60 | 61-80 | 81-100 TAP 5 TREES SUGARMAKING KIT ($19.99)Making your own maple syrup is much easier than you think — if you can use a drill, a hammer, and know how to boil water, you can make maple syrup. Don’t worry, we’ll show you how! Just add maple trees to this complete kit and you can make three gallons of syrup in…