Gardening

Shower plants will literally make your bathroom feel like a lush tropical garden

Turning your home into a full-on Zen space is one of the biggest wellness trends of 2018—think Himalayan salt lamps, meditation nooks, and healing …

Lifestyle

How to prune grapevines and wisteria in winter

A couple of the garden’s monster annual pruning jobs hove into view in December, and it is time to get out our sturdiest ladders and sharpest pruning instruments and set to. Grapevines and wisterias produce little but jungle if left to their own devices. Each needs a regime to keep it in check and …

11 Fruit Trees that Will Grow in the Shade

Growing your own fruit is both fun and thrifty. Not only does a fruit tree in the backyard give you fresh fruit to enjoy, it can help save money at …

How To Grow Kiwi Fruit in Your Garden

Kiwi is an attractive and sweet fruit produced mostly in the states of California and in some cities of New Zealand as well. For those who live in …

Organic Gardening

17 Vegetables for a Shady Garden

A shady yard doesn't have to dash your vegetable gardening dreams. There are actually a number of vegetables that will do quite well with just a few …

Personal Finance

Spring Soil-Prep Steps for Busy People - Organic Gardening

<b>Spring Soil-Prep for Busy People</b><p>From the beginning of November to the end of January, our schedules take on the hefty holiday burden. Dinners, …

Sustainable Living

18 Plants That Give You Bang For Your Buck

Wondering which plants are worth buying? While price may play a role, it’s the return on your investment that should ultimately determine which …

Flowers

How To Grow Banana Peppers From Seeds

Growing banana peppers will require a lot of sunlight, warm soil, as well as a longer growing season. It should be planted starting from transplants …

12 Reasons Everyone Should Start Growing Lemon Balm

The list of reasons to love lemon balm is practically endless. In fact, it was once even named “Herb of the Year” by the International Herb …

Herbs

Start Your Herb Garden Today - Natural Health

Whether you are shoveling three feet of snow right now or, like us, just enjoying some pleasantly cool weather with seasonal showers, winter is as …

Herbs

Why Your Future Christmas Tree Might Be Hard To Find

You might be in the market for a Christmas tree right about now, but have you thought about what type of Christmas tree you want in eight …

Oregon

6 iconic New York City holiday events that are always festive

(Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)<p>New York City during the holiday season is a magical time. These six iconic New York City holiday events never go …

Entertainment

Grow Your Own Herbal Tea Garden: 12 Herbs To Get Your Started

Herbal teas smell good, taste good, and help elevate your mood, not to mention the other general as well as specific health benefits they offer. They …

Herbs

‘Holly’ Throw Pillow by Dpe1974

Size<p>Perfect for<p>Insert available<p>Throw Pillow<p>16 x 16 inch<p>Couch, Bed<p>✓<p>18 x 18 inch<p>Couch, Bed<p>✓<p>20 x 20 inch<p>Couch, Bed<p>✓<p>24 x 24 inch<p>Couch, Bed, Floor<p>✓<p>26 x 26 …

Can Organic Grapes Grow in Pennsylvania?

Researcher Chelsy Villarroel examines young Verona grapevines as part of an experiment at Mountain View Vineyard near Stroudsburg, Pa.<p><i>Stroudsburg, …

Organic Gardening

10 Reasons Echinacea Should Grow In Every Garden

Commonly known as coneflower, echinacea is a delightful addition to any garden in USDA zones 3-8. The common name comes from the cone-shaped central …

Flowers

38 Ideas for Firepits

Gather around a firepit wall<p>Overlapping panels of ipe wood and colored concrete flank the firepit in this backyard in Los Altos Hills, California. …

Landscaping

16 Herbs That Will Grow in a Shady Garden

Most herbs prefer a sun-filled environment, but there are several herbs will grow in the shade. Herbs grown in the shade may not produce as heavily …

Herbs

How to Grow Avocado in Your Own Backyard

There’s nothing quite like fresh avocado. Whether you’re making homemade guacamole, enhancing your favorite salad, or whipping together a DIY face …

10 Of The Worst Plants To Grow In Your Garden

In the effort to ensure your summer of gardening is as carefree as possible, we’ve curated a list of decorative plants that really aren’t worth all …

Flowers

10 Gorgeous Winter Birds To Watch From Your Backyard

Winter can actually be the best time for bird-watching.<p>When the <b>weather turns cool</b> and the snow starts to fall, it can be tempting to bundle yourself …

Lifestyle

How To Grow Ginger in Pots : Care, Uses and Benefits

Are you looking for easy tips on how to grow ginger in pots? If so, you are lucky as today, we are about to show you how one can grow this amazing</b> …

DIY

How To Make The Best & Cheapest Organic Weed Killer

You’ve heard about Roundup – that “miracle” weed killer created back in 1970 by a Monsanto chemist, John Franz, who discovered that glyphosate is a …

Agriculture

8 Super-Stylish Chicken Coops

Chick-in-a-box<p>DIY lovers can build this coop at home with McElroy and Wolpe’s “Re-inventing the Chicken Coop.” It nods back to the era of midcentury …

Houses

Can I plant my Christmas tree outside after the holidays?

I would like to try using a live evergreen tree for Christmas this year and then plant it in my garden. Will this work, and if so, what is the best way to proceed?<p><i>— Bob Jackson, Highwood</i><p>It is possible to use a living evergreen tree for your indoor Christmas display and then install it in your …

Home

9 ways to take care of your plants while on holiday

<b>Move indoor plants out of direct sunlight</b><p>If you have plants on windowsills or other spots where they’re exposed to direct sunlight, move them to a …

News (South Africa)

10 Cute Small Indoor Plants You Should Grow

These 10 <b>Small Indoor Plants</b> are easy to grow, take a little space, and add more appeal to the interior!<p>1. Lucky Bamboo<p>Lucky bamboo is not a real …

Plants

We’ve now got scientific proof earthworms could thrive in Martian soil

Human existence on Mars could depend on creepy crawlies, but this time it’s not aliens.<p>Earthworms could be turning into Mars-worms if a recent …

Organic Gardening

America’s Tumultuous Love Affair With Kudzu

Before the plant was considered a scourge, it was used for decoration, as livestock fodder, and to fight erosion.<p>In February of 1937, a newspaper …

Culture

Explosion of rats in Eugene linked to chickens, compost

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — In late 2016, Eugene resident Jim Kocher and his wife, Sally, began hearing strange knocking and pitter-patter sounds in the …