Cut Through the Dining Doldrums
FREE | 20 Recipes for Simple Dining Book

Eating simple, healthy meals doesn't have to be boring. No more plain baked chicken and plain salad.

Attract beneficial creatures

Attract a host of garden helpers simply by growing a diversity of plants and offering these essentials.

Organic Lawn Care

As organic gardeners, it's important to practice organic lawn care so we do not introduce pesticides to our compost. Here...

Multi-Tasking Plants

One such gem is lady’s mantle (Alchemilla mollis, hardy to zone 3). Grown in gardens since the 16th century, this...

Scouring Rush

On the coast, scouring rushes are most evident in the winter when the deciduous leaves of surrounding plants have fallen.

Diatomaceous Earth

The talcum-like powder can be sprinkled around infected plants, mixed with water and sprayed on, or made into a paste...

Edible flowers for foodie fun

Edible flowers are often used to add elegance to salads, decorate desserts or dress up a dinner plate. Other blossoms,

DIY: Herb Windowbox Planter

This windowbox is a great way to nestle a herb garden into any space.  

Edge Gardening

Buildings, fences, paths and hedges create planting opportunities and microclimates within the garden.

Spreading Phlox

Gardeners often use the tall garden phlox (Phlox paniculata) as a key species in perennial borders, but not as many...

Attack of the Pine Mountain Beetle

The villain in this is the mountain pine beetle, not the nice men who felled 18 dying pines that were...

Manures: The Best One for the Job

Each spring gardeners load their soil up with composts and manures. But of the many products available, which is best...

Plant Companions: Carrots & Cosmos

Carrots and cosmos get along wonderfully in the garden. Not only do the ferny carrot tops and cosmos leaves create...

Deer-Proof with Meat Mead

For the past two years I have been using meat meal to deter deer. At the first sign of deer...

Grow a Strawberry Tower

The second pot will sit 8 to 10 cm (3 to 4 in.) deep in the soil and be quite...

Edible Vines

Vines are a great way to grow a garden "up," especially wonderful if you are short on space.

Growing Melons

  Melons need a minimum of 80 hot summer days. If you live in an area where summers are shorter, consider...

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