Category Archive for: ‘Gardening’

How to Make an Orchid Humidity Tray

Keep Blooms Beautiful with a DIY Orchid Humidity Tray

Your home has a number of different microclimates in it. As you move from room to room, the light, temperature, and humidity can change drastically. Not only that, but these variables can also jump up and down all day long. Creating the right conditions is the first step to having beautiful houseplants. This DIY orchid humidity tray will help the …

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rhododendron bud in snow

Save Your Garden from Road Salt Environmental Damage this Winter

If you are planning to use road salt as a de-icer on your sidewalk, driveway, or street this winter, you may be unpleasantly surprised in the spring. Road salt, or sodium chloride, can be very damaging to plants, trees, soil, and groundwater. Salt toxicity can harm, stunt, and even kill garden plants that have been exposed to salt spray or …

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design a container garden that provides food for backyard birds

Design a Beautiful Bird-Friendly Winter Container Foraged from Your Yard

Even though holiday decorating is finished for the year, you can still get outside and clip greenery for a bird-friendly winter container. Winter birds are a lovely addition to the garden and this container garden not only looks gorgeous to us, but it’s a heavenly treat for our feathered friends! This design will take your garden decor right through to the …

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Create a festive holiday window box with a wood planter and some fresh greenery. You will quickly have a long lasting planter to freshen up the outdoors.

A Holiday Window Box You Can Display Anywhere

Creating a festive holiday window box is a good way to get outside for your garden therapy even as the mercury drops and the snow falls. If you have a box planter and some fresh greenery you will quickly have a long-lasting planter to freshen up the outdoors. And you don’t even need a window for this window box display! …

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Outdoor Holiday Decorating

Winter Fountain Care and a Beautiful Winter Decorating Project!

If you live in an area that gets distinctive seasons, a garden fountain is a lovely feature in the spring, summer, and fall garden. And let’s not forget the winter! Your fountain is likely in a prominent location of your garden so you can enjoy it all year round. In the winter, when the snow falls and the temperature drops, it …

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Holiday greenery is not limited just to evergreens, and it’s not always green! Some of the most beautiful holiday arrangements include both needle and broad-leaf evergreen foliage, as well as perennial flower and seed heads, herbs, and branches.

The Best Garden Greenery for Holiday Decorating (and Which Ones to Avoid)

There is no need to look any farther than you own garden for the best greenery for holiday decorating. Right outside your door growing in your garden, neighborhoods, and parks are shrubs, trees, and perennial plants that would be very happy to share a few branches with you for seasonal enjoyment. This will guide you through some of the garden …

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