postheadericon Plants for your bathroom

Plants for your bathroom

Image by Jo Guldi By Heather Rhoades Putting plants in your bathroom is not only possible, but is also an excellent way to dress up your bathroom. Bathrooms are often the perfect environment for tropical houseplants. The typically low light and high humidity are ideal for many houseplants. Let’s look at plants for your bathroom – even plants for a bathroom with no window. What to Look for in Bathroom Plants Light The best bathroom plants have low light requirements. Many bathrooms have small or no windows. While low light…

postheadericon Tips for pruning thyme plants for best growth

Tips for pruning thyme plants for best growth

Image by Michael_Lehet By Heather Rhoades Thyme plants, like most woody herbs, do best when they are pruned regularly. Taking the time to trim thyme not only creates a nicer looking plant, but also helps improve the amount you can harvest from the plant. Keep reading to learn how to cut thyme so that it grows best for you. When to Prune Thyme Plants The right time to trim thyme will depend on the kind of pruning you plan on performing on the plant. There are four ways of pruning…

postheadericon Lavender in the garden: information and growing lavender tips

Lavender in the garden: information and growing lavender tips

Image by alice_henneman By Nikki Phipps (Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden) Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) is a commonly grown herb plant popular for its fragrant aroma. This easy-care plant enjoys hot, dry conditions, making it suitable for use in a variety of landscape settings and an excellent candidate for areas prone to drought. Keep reading to learn more about lavender plant care. How to Grow Lavender in the Garden As lavender seeds are slow to germinate, purchasing seedling plants is the most reliable way to grow this plant. Growing lavender plants…

postheadericon Lavender container care: tips on growing lavender in pots

Lavender container care: tips on growing lavender in pots

Image by marilyna By Liz Baessler Lavender is a favorite herb of a lot of gardeners, and for good reason. Its soothing color and fragrance can pervade your garden when fresh and your home when dried. Few can resist its charms. Unfortunately, few live in a climate similar to its hot and sandy Mediterranean home. If your winters are too cold or your soil is too dense, or even if you just want that fragrance closer to home, growing lavender in pots is a great idea. Keep reading to learn…

postheadericon Dwarf fruit trees – a planting guide for fruit trees in containers

Dwarf fruit trees – a planting guide for fruit trees in containers

Image by Elliott Brown By Nikki Phipps (Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden) Dwarf fruit trees do well in containers and make care of fruit trees easy. Let’s learn more about growing dwarf fruit trees. Planting Guide for Fruit Trees in Containers Growing dwarf fruit trees in containers makes them easier to prune and harvest. Younger trees bear fruit faster. You can find dwarf varieties of almost any common fruit tree, but citrus trees are the most commonly grown. Advertisement Containers for growing dwarf fruit trees may include those made from…

postheadericon Date palm tree care: tips on how to grow date trees

Date palm tree care: tips on how to grow date trees

Image by Keith Roper By Bonnie L. Grant Date palms are common in warm zones of the United States. The fruit is an ancient cultivated food that has importance in Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and other tropical to subtropical areas. Cultivar choice and zone are important information when considering how to grow date trees. There are varieties with some cold tolerance, but they rarely bear fruit. Learn how to care for a date palm and enjoy the elegant tree and perhaps some fruit if you are lucky. How to Grow Date…

postheadericon Tips for growing thyme in your garden

Tips for growing thyme in your garden

Image by alice_henneman By Heather Rhoades The thyme herb (Thymus vulgaris) is frequently used for both culinary and decorative uses. The thyme plant is a versatile and lovely plant to grow both in an herb garden and in your garden in general. Growing thyme isn’t hard, and with the correct knowledge, this herb will flourish in your yard. Growing Thyme Seeds The thyme plant can be grown from seed, but frequently people choose to avoid growing thyme seeds. Thyme seeds are difficult to germinate and can take a long time…

postheadericon Chipmunk control: eliminating chipmunks from your garden

Chipmunk control: eliminating chipmunks from your garden

Image by hart_curt By Heather Rhoades While TV typically portrays chipmunks as cute, many gardeners know that these small rodents can be as destructive as their larger cousin, the squirrel. Getting rid of chipmunks in your garden is similar to getting rid of squirrels. Chipmunk control requires just a little knowledge. Eliminating Chipmunks with Traps Traps can be an effective way to rid chipmunks from your garden. Since chipmunks are small, you can use the same types of traps for chipmunks that you would for rats. Both snap traps and…

postheadericon Planning guide for organic gardens: ten tips for organic gardening

Planning guide for organic gardens: ten tips for organic gardening

Image by Julie Gibbons By Kat Yares A healthy organic garden is easy to accomplish if you know the basics of gardening. It takes only a bit more effort to grow organically than it does to use chemical pesticides and herbicides. Keep reading for some organic gardening tips every gardener can use. Planning Guide for Organic Gardens Everyone can benefit from a planning guide for organic gardens. For this reason, I’ve outlined ten organic gardening tips to get your organic garden off to the right start. Advertisement A successful organic garden…

postheadericon How to grow an organic garden

How to grow an organic garden

Image by sshreeves By Kat Yares Nothing quite compares to the wonderful plants grown in an organic garden. Everything from flowers to herbs and veggies can be organically grown in the home garden. Keep reading for more information on creating this type of garden and just how easy organic garden maintenance really is. What Does Organic Gardening Mean? The first step to growing an organic garden is understanding what the term organic means. Organic, in the definition of gardening, means to grow without the use of chemical fertilizers or pesticides….


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