Nothing Could be Finer Than Some “Foodilizer” for the Garden

Are you looking for a way to grow better plants without the need for chemical fertilizers and the like? Have you tried composting but just can’t seem to wait that long for it to finish? Yea, me too. So, what if you could still organically improve your soil for optimal growth without waiting months on end…how about within hours instead? Does that pique your interest some? Yep, me too. Scraps…

Gardening Activity Box – Getting Kids Back Outdoors and into Nature

If you’re the kind of parent or grandparent that laments the limited time kids spend out of doors these days, there are great learning toys to help change that. Kids gardening tools and garden activity sets are perfect for your child or grandchild who needs more time outside. These toys not only teach basic gardening and nature skills, they also help cultivate a sense of responsibility for growing plants. STEM-Focused…

Transforming Outdoor Spaces with Multi-Level Planters

We just bought a new house and, like every new homeowner, we’re excited to put our personal touch on what is already a gorgeous property. While the yard is minimally landscaped, I’m itching to dig in the dirt myself and I like to have plenty of color and easily accessible herbs right outside my back door. There is a beautiful stone deck but no adjacent landscaping, which leaves me an…

Watering A Lawn The Right (And Dry) Way

Somewhere in the catacombs of America’s Funniest Home Video vaults there must be numerous reels of homeowners getting soaked as they move and adjust the sprinklers on their lawns while unsuccessfully ducking and running from their backyard Niagara Falls. [Insert laugh track here.] Well, I guess the joke’s on me because I’ve been waterlogged by my sprinkler many times doing this very thing and, trust me, it’s not at all…

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…

Spot Spreader: The Multi-Season Hand Tool That Spreads Everything You Need

Smart gardeners: lighten up. Stop dragging around those heavy bags! Sometimes even the most phenomenal gardeners could use a little help. Spreading garden seed or fertilizer evenly, just in the spots where it’s needed, can be quicker and easier than you think. Your shed is probably loaded with fertilizers, soils and seeds that require your precious manual labor. Hauling bags around the yard can be, literally, a real pain. Finding…

Growing Native Ferns in the Garden

Ferns may not produce flowers, but they are among the most spectacular plants you can put in the garden. Particularly popular for shady spots, these ancient green plants add unique, feather-like foliage. Ferns are more than just ornamentation, though. They are also great for preventing erosion and can be planted on hillsides and other vulnerable areas to keep soil in place. Not all ferns are the same – choose from…

Best Early Spring Flowering Plants to Attract Pollinators

Spring is nature’s way of saying, “Let’s party!”  ~Robin Williams We all know what spring brings. It’s not surprising that the most spectacular plants always arouse the most attention from our precious pollinators. We humans propagate ourselves, but most plants let the pollinators do their mating for them! Waiting for an invitation… Birds, bees, butterflies, bugs, wind, water – all sorts of natural travelers relocate and exchange pollen among plants…

Make Your Home Beautiful with a Bamboo LED Grow Light Garden

I have been thinking about an indoor grow light system for quite some time but never fully committed to the idea because the systems I encountered fell short when it came to aesthetics. It was challenging to find a system that would mesh well with the interior design of my home. Many of the offerings were in unattractive tent-like enclosures designed to be concealed in a closet. This is fine…