Agave victoriae-reginae Care & Info

If you’re still looking for that one centerpiece for your garden, balcony or even a sunny living room, stop right here. Agave victoriae-reginae, better known as the Queen Victoria agave, is probably one of the most spectacular succulent species out there. Tough and easy to grow, it makes the perfect addition to any spot that still lacks an eyecatcher plant! Keep reading for everything you need to know about growing…

6 Appetizing Annuals You Can Plant in Fall

Kristi Stone is a student of all things modern homesteading, and is living the dream on her 1 acre hobby farm. Her favorite things to do include growing and preserving food for her family, breeding and raising Nigerian Dwarf goats, studying and using herbs, and running her hobby farm in sunny Southern California. Kristi writes about all of these topics and more on her blog, Stone Family Farmstead. While most…

Four plants to kickstart your kitchen garden

Sara Bäckmo is a Swedish garden writer and blogger who wants to inspire people to start growing their own food. She grows enough food for her large family all year round, even in cold and dark Sweden. Read her blog at www.sarabackmo.com. Chard, black kale, red orache, starflower and carrot. I harvested the vegetables for a delicious lunch in spring. Many dream of having their own kitchen garden. And it…

Soil: We need to stop treating it like dirt!

From the Foreword by Dr. Doug Tallamy: “Read this book carefully. Everything you need to know to help heal our relationship with planet earth and empower you to make a much-needed difference is within these pages.” Ginny Stibolt, a life-long gardener, earned an MS degree in botany at the University of Maryland, but gardening is different in Florida. She’s been writing about her adventures in Florida gardening since 2004. She’s…

How To Create A Moon Garden

Lee Miller is a professional landscape designer, garden blogger and author involved in the horticultural industry since 1996. Having started a gardening blog in 2010, she has written over 250 articles on general gardening, landscape design principles, gardening tips, planting, pruning, garden maintenance, feature plants and more. In addition, Lee Miller is the author of two books, A Guide to Northeastern Gardening, published in 2015 and Landscape Design Combinations, published in 2017. Lee enjoys…

Getting Started in Butterfly Gardening

Robin is a Master Gardener living near Columbus Ohio with her husband Brian, where she loves to capture her sunny, suburban garden with her camera for her blog Life In Robin’s Nest, Facebook and Instagram. When she isn’t gardening, she’s singing with her friends in one of several groups to which she belongs. She also loves to read, shop, travel, cook, and decorate her home. If you can’t find her in…

Turn Your Garden Into a Playful Outdoor Classroom!

 Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose is one of the leading children’s museums in the country, serving more than 400,000 children, parents and educators annually with over 150  award-winning, hands-on exhibits and programs. Farm Stand Fridays at Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose Learn how you can turn your garden into a tasty outdoor classroom with these garden-sampling activities that promote math, science, and language skills. Bill’s Backyard At the…

What’s the Buzz? Adventures in Beekeeping!

Tina Huckabee (Bee Mama) and her husband, Steven Weintraub (Bee Daddy) share beekeeping duties in Austin, Texas.  They adore their honeybees, as well as the other wild critters who live in and visit their garden, full-to-bursting with native-to-Texas plants.  It’s been a blast observing and learning about the honeybees, as well as native bees, birds, and other assorted wildlife.   Tina writes about their honeybee adventures and other garden things at …

How to Properly Water A Houseplant

Growing up with a deep-rooted Italian heritage, where I was the only one from my entire family that was born in the U.S., I was different from the other children.  From an early age, I was surrounded by large vegetable gardens, oleanders, geraniums and fig trees. I developed an obsession with growing houseplants when I was a small child, and it stemmed from my desire to purify my indoor air…