Naomi Rutjes

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Week in Review: Eating From the Winter Garden

When we think of the garden’s bounty, January is the last month that comes to mind. In this hemisphere anyway, everything is brown and gray and …

Gardening

5 Tips for Growing Basil in Pots

01 of 06<p>Basil is one of the most useful and beautiful herbs you can grow. There are so many different types of basil with more appearing every year. …

How to Build Raised Garden Beds

For the experienced gardener or the novice, raised garden beds take the hassle out of horticulture. Here are tips on planning, building, protecting and irrigating raised bed gardens.<p>Experienced gardeners use raised beds to sidestep a long list of gardening challenges. These controlled experiments …

Good Housekeeping

Good Housekeeping reaches an audience of 30+ million each month. In addition to the magazine brand, the Good Housekeeping Institute is the consumer …

Housekeeping

How to Get Sarted Growing Herbs in Pots

01 of 05<p>The Benefits of Growing Herbs in Pots<p>Herb container gardens are the best. It is also convenient. Even if you have miles of property and …

Ask the Expert: 7 Tips to Grow Cut Flowers in a Tiny Garden, from Floret Farm

Cut flowers are the holy grail. No matter how small your garden, you should be able to grow enough to snip a bouquet’s worth every week without …

Gardening

10 Tips for the February Gardener

Article: Dawn Pettinelli for UConn Extension<p>Does all of this winter weather have you dreaming of spring? These ten tips will give you a jump start on …

How to Make a Lasagna Garden (No-Till, No-Dig, Organic)

Lasagna gardening is a no-dig, no-till organic gardening method that results in rich, fluffy soil with very little work from the gardener. The name …

Mississippi Man Transforms Tornado Debris Into a Sustainable Vegetable Garden

Earlier this year, when a tornado ripped through Hattiesburg, Mississippi, it left a scene of destruction in its wake. But as the storm-ravaged …

5 Reasons Why This Is the Most Important Year Ever to Start a Garden

Sure, every year is a great year to start a vegetable garden, but this year I kind of realized how Noah must have felt when he decided it might be a good time to build an ark.<p>I first got the feeling when I saw all the dead and dry fields of California. A little alarm went off that food prices are …

5 Handy Green Gardening Tools Made from Recycled Materials

Digging into gardening is a great way to live a greener lifestyle. Growing your own organic produce, planting a bee-friendly lawn, and setting aside …

Gardening

Think Spring: Botanic Garden Hosts Seed Swap Sunday

Veteran and novice gardeners alike are invited to participate.<p>Everyone in the area is daydreaming spring right now. But for gardeners, that …

Common Mistakes Made While Growing Seeds Indoors

Growing seeds indoors isn't hard; it's keeping them alive that can be challenging. You can save a lot of money by growing seeds, but only if they …

Gardening

Gardening Advice

Learn how to garden like a pro with information and advice from the experts. Browse how-tos and tutorials for every garden task, plus tips for …

Start an Organic Garden Anywhere Using Fizzy Farms Compact Hydroponic Grower

Do you want a healthy organic garden, but find yourself without the space, skill or time to successfully plant one? The Fizzy Farm helps makes …

How to Grow an Herb Garden Using Eggshell Planters

Spring is the perfect time of year to plant a garden, and it’s a great opportunity to get your kids involved in gardening at a young age. Over at our …

Design Sleuth: Vertical Garden of Terra Cotta Pots

In Australia, where drought is nothing new, we often spot clever ideas for creating eco-friendly, low-water gardens.<p>In this case, interior designer …

Landscaping

DIY VIDEO: How to Make a Mason Jar Herb Garden with Model Summer Rayne Oakes

If you’ve always dreamed of having a little herb garden in your kitchen, here’s a video DIY from our friend Summer Rayne Oakes that can bring that …

Gardens: fast-growing plants - in pictures

See garden designer Nick Turrell's pick of his favourite fast-growing plants. Read more about his selections here

Gardens: fast-growing plants

I love March. It brings the same level of excitement as a Thursday evening. You're through the worst bit and tantalisingly close to the good times. But anticipation can lead to impatience and mistakes. You know the drill: first sunny day of the year and the smell of cut grass is in the air; you …

30 Gorgeous Spring Gardens

There's no sight more beautiful than flowers in bloom and lush greenery.<p>From sprawling paths to simple patios, find the best look for your backyard with these gorgeous garden designs.

Landscaping

Digital Photographer

Beginner Street Photography

We all have to start somewhere with our photography and one of the big questions I get asked by students is where do we begin. There is just so much …

Street Photography

Want to Create Great Images? Stop Waiting to Get Lucky

We all get lucky sometimes, it’s a part of life. And some people are certainly luckier than others it seems, but depending on luck to get you through …

5 Adorable Pet Photos [and How to Make your Shots even Cuter]

A guest post by by Erin McNulty – Pet Photographer and author of Snapn Paws. Want to get photos of your pet that will make everyone say “aaawwww”? …

Tips for Holding a Camera

Depending on the type of camera you have, there are some basic techniques required to ensure that you have a stable platform on which to start taking …

Cameras

How To Save An Underexposed Photo Using Lightroom

To save an underexposed photo there are a few different things we can try from working with what we have to converting to black and white and more.

Lightroom

Subject Placement Tips in Photography

This should be one of the most obvious things in an image yet many people have absolutely no idea as to where it should go. Most people take their …

Natural Light Photography Tips

Natural lighting in photos can give off a pure vibe that artificial lighting often has trouble providing for you. There are several techniques you …

Landscape Photography