Category Archive for: ‘Gardening’

Edible Flowers

The Dirt on Edible Flowers (and the Top Ten You Must Try!)

Who doesn’t love to get a beautiful bouquet of blooms or gaze upon a field of wildflowers? A flower’s main purpose is to be pretty; they need to attract pollinators in order to produce seeds. Not only do they beautify your garden, they can also add aesthetics and exotic flavors to your meals. Yes, I did say flavors! Many petals …

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Ladybug Super

The Beneficial Insect Super 7: Important Natural Enemies on Patrol in Your Garden

Watch out Annoying Aphid, you are about to meet your match! The mighty Beneficial Insect Super 7 are coming to patrol the garden and protect it from you and your evil pest friends in three…two…one… Kapow! Mary Gardiner, Associate Professor, Department of Entomology, The Ohio State University, and author of the fantastic book, Good Garden Bugs: Everything You Need to Know About …

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how to build a dry stream

A Beautiful Way to Catch Runoff: How to Build a Dry Stream

There are plenty of great ways to incorporate water into the garden, whether with natural streams and brooks or (wo)man-made ponds and fountains. But what about a design that implies the idea of water, but doesn’t require any maintenance? A dry stream is a landscaping design that looks like a decorative garden feature, even though it is also a practical …

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Disney Topiaries Tour Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

Tour the Disney Topiaries at the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

For a plant nerd like me, there is only one word that comes to mind to describe the character topiaries at Disney World. Magical. This West Coast Canadian girl was suitably impressed by the whimsical flora that serves as decoration at Epcot. The color and form of Disney topiaries are so realistic that you would think they were fantasy. But, it’s …

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Turn Energy Wasting Lawn Into Nurishing Food Gardens

Converting Lawn into a Vegetable Garden with Raised Garden Beds

Do you have an unused patch of your world that’s screaming to be turned into raised veggie garden beds? Don’t make the mistake of throwing away all your turf and bringing in brand new soil. This project is about converting nutrient-rich lawn into the most productive vegetable garden in town. Learn how to turn your thirsty and high-maintenance lawn into a raised bed …

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How to Make a DIY Succulent Chair Planter

Set a Place in the Garden for a Succulent Chair Planter

Have you ever walked around a flea market or a yard sale and spotted a metal chair with no seat? I Iove looking for unusual pieces that can be turned into planters. Here is an idea for upcycling an old chair into a beautiful piece of garden art: a succulent chair planter. A succulent chair planter is part garden and …

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