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10 Garden Ideas to Steal from English Conservatories

It took four years to build Joseph Paxton’s Great Conservatory at Chatsworth in Derbyshire and when it was completed in 1840 it was the largest …

Landscaping

The Essential Role of Wildflower Meadows & Flowers in the Edible Garden

This forest garden is planted on chalk. It can be very dry in summer and nutrients are leached away quickly during rainy seasons (whenever they might …

Gardens: plagued by knotweed? Eat it

The fresh young shoots taste remarkably like rhubarb<p>Japanese knotweed is the scourge of gardeners: the alien invader with a reputation for spreading like wildfire though beds and borders, shattering concrete and even ruining your chances of getting a mortgage. Yet this supposed “superweed” lives a …

Chutney

Teeny house, big lie: Why so many proponents of the tiny-house movement have decided to upsize

As we were packing up our cottage last summer, my 14-year-old casually observed: "It's good we're leaving, while we still like each other."<p>For 10 weeks of the year, my husband and I, along with our two sons, live blissfully in Nova Scotia in a two-room A-frame that measures roughly 320 square feet, …

Atlantic Canada

Author Toby Hemenway believes permaculture could move us beyond "sustainability"

Regeneration Nation<i>interview by Heather Shayne Blakeslee</i>Long before the triple bottom line, which takes people, planet and profit into a business’s …

Apocalypse Pig: The Last Antibiotic Begins to Fail

Science & InnovationGermination<p>I mentioned on Monday that this past week was intended by the CDC, WHO and other health authorities to be a global awareness week for antibiotic resistance. Alarming news that came out of China at the end of the week certainly created new awareness of resistance, but …

E.coli

DIY hugelkultur: how to build raised permaculture garden beds

Although the term <i>“hugelkultur”</i> was coined by German horticulturalists Hans Beba and Herman Andra in the late 1970s, the actual technique has probably …

The 14 Best Small Beach Towns in America

Because we already told you about the country's best beaches, and its best small towns, the next logical step seemed obvious: America's best small …

How One Man Made A Field In France Bloom With Wildlife

Book Talk<p>When it comes to making the world a better place for bees and us, even little things matter—like planting a windowbox of flowering herbs.<p>Insects are not everyone’s cup of tea. But British writer David Goulson considers them among the most fascinating creatures in the world. His new book, <i>A</i> …

Bees

Those puppy-dog eyes trigger chemical connection with humans

The long, loving gazes. The ritualized, often high-pitched, expressions of affection. The heroic self-sacrifice one would readily endure for the other.<p>What is it about the bond between human and dog that is not like the relationship between parent and child?<p>Now science offers a new explanation for …

10 Uses for Wood Ashes

Get the latest news, updates and offers<br>from This Old House to your inbox<p>Home>Ideas | More in Fireplaces<p>10 Uses for Wood Ashes<p>Get fired up about …

Water Heater

A Laidback Gardener’s Guide to Planting in Dry Shade

Yes, you can have a beautiful garden in the shade of tall trees. You just have to know how to start the plants off on the right foot! Source: …

Gardening

Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

This Fly Is One of the Most Beneficial Insects Around

In a pesticide-free garden, many types of beneficial insects help to keep problem insects, such as aphids, in balance. One of the most attractive and …

6 Benefits of Guild Planting

Anyone who has had even a little exposure to the ideas and techniques within permaculture is likely to have heard the phrase ‘guild planting’. Also …

Plants That Attract Beneficial Insects

October 4, 2014 by Fred Hoffman & filed under Animal Forage, Insects, Medicinal Plants, Plant Systems<p>Nature wants to make your job as a gardener as …

Foraging for wild food and medicinal plants - Brassicas Plant Profile

Different plants will periodically grab the attention of gardener or forager alike, and for a host of reasons. Yet above all others, the assorted …

Gardening 101: Nettles

Nettles, <i>Urtica dioica</i>: “The Generous Gardener”<p>A traditional nickname for the stinging nettle is “devil’s plaything.” It’s easy to demonize this wild …

Does Dirt Make You Happy?

There’s no denying that standing in the garden and picking your first summer tomato gives you a good feeling. Even in an urban environment a small …