Winter Container Gardens…How do you do?

Just because the temperatures are dropping doesn’t mean you have to drop gardening for the season.  There are still so many options for the cool (or cold!) season.  Think about cool season annuals such as ornamental cabbage and kale, pansies, and even snap dragons. Perennials such as euphorbia, carex, acorus or evergreen ferns…and of course…

Start A Vegetable Garden for $25

  I hear this a lot: “I want to start a vegetable garden, but it costs too much money! The raised bed kits in the catalogs are $70. And that’s just for the bed, not the soil or plants!” You don’t need to spend all that money for a few pieces of wood. For $25,…

Rebuilding our raised garden beds

  Hey Tasmania, did you know it’s spring? We checked one major outdoor project off the list: rebuilding the veggie garden beds! So exciting. My blog may or may not become GARDEN MANIA over the next few weeks, so yeah, bear with me. (Sorry, northern hemisphere friends and family. Drink a pumpkin beer for me.)    …

how to make a TURKEY PLANTER

  I am really, really not a crafty girl. I am uncoordinated, and tend to make a mess of things. So, if I can make this turkey planter, you can too. Actually, I am totally proud of myself for coming up with the idea on my own because I am pretty short on creative ideas…

5 Top Scented Houseplants

To have a good, flavor-like and a scented home may not be a gruesome task in these days of task simplification .But, to have it in a natural manner is. To ensure this, there are quite simple maneuvers to be taken up. One needs to take into consideration the house space, the amount and intensity…

Make a Holiday Container Garden

  Now is the time to gather the evergreen, fir, spruce and pine branches that the autumnal winds have blown from trees for use in a holiday container garden. Save any pruned branches as well, and store outside in a covered location, garage, or shed. If the area where the branches are stored is dry,…

Overwintering Fig Trees

  Fig leaves infamously cover the more private sections of statues across Europe, so it’s rather ironic that fig trees need some covering up in cooler climates! Figs are hardy only in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 7 through 11, so people in colder areas must protect them. Traditionally, gardeners have wrapped figs in layers of…

Build a Rock Garden in a Day

  A rock garden is a striking architectural feature, and if you think small scale, it’s easy to build a one in a day. This gardening project can be as simple as grouping a clump of large boulders together or stacking a small tiered rock wall – both of which will leave a lasting impression…

10 Best Herbs for Indoors

A windowsill kitchen garden: Grow great-tasting herbs indoors. You can grow herbs indoors this winter and add that just-picked taste to your meals, even when snow is drifting up against the kitchen window. You don’t even need special lights—herbs fare just fine in a bright window. Here are the best herbs for growing on windowsills…

Winter Gardening: Striking Plant Ideas

Winter Gardening: Striking Plant Ideas Just because temperatures drop off late in the year doesn’t mean winter gardening has to follow suit. With some gardening basics and these winter blooming flowers and plants, you can boost texture and add hints of color to your yard. Coneflower This native plant attracts attention from summer till the…