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Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents – 71 in a series – Ruby slippers via Partly Sunny Projects on Instagram

Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents – 71 in a series – Ruby slippers via Partly Sunny Projects on Instagram These ruby slippers are no joke they are seriously on fire #no filters needed! Follow @agardenersnotebook on Instagram Like A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Find more books on Bookshop and Help Indie Book Stores! * A portion of […]

10 Helpful Gardening Tips That Actually Helped This Former Plant Killer via Urban Organic Gardener

If you’ve ever failed at something, we know it can be hard to want to try again. Don’t give up! Even the best of the best have killed a plant or two in their days. Read on to learn from this one gardener’s mistakes! “One of my go-to fantasies when life is tough is that […]

Edibles you can start in July via Frau Zinnie

Succession sowing is a way to make use of available, open space in the garden throughout the season. As one crop finishes producing, you can plant another crop in its place. A great example of this in July is garlic. Once the lower leaves on the garlic stalk begin to brown, you can dig up […]

Backyard Wildlife Habitat: 30+ Projects and Ideas via Garden Therapy

If you want a thriving organic garden, you will need wildlife. I’m not talking deer, mice, and bears here, I’m talking bees, butterflies, ladybugs, birds, and other gardening pals, some that aren’t even wild! To attract them, you will need backyard wildlife habitat. A backyard habitat provides food, water, safe shelter, and nesting spaces for […]

Gardening Under Oaks: Learning to Love Dry-Shade Plants (Another Before & After) via Gossip in the Garden

Gardening under oak trees is tricky, to say the least. Sensitive to summer irrigation, fertilizers, and root disturbance means creating a garden near an oak tree requires a delicate touch.  That’s why the careful selection and placement of dry-shade-loving plants is critical for the tree’s overall health. Read Gardening Under Oaks: Learning to Love Dry-Shade Plants (Another […]

It’s Time To Learn Some Botanical Latin (And Why), An Interview With Ross Bayton Via A Way To Garden

I’M GRATEFUL that when I began gardening, I fell in with a bunch of plant nerds who spoke not in common names but in botanical Latin, and turned me on to oddball mail-order nurseries whose entire lists were likewise written that way. Necessity was therefore the mother of invention. I absorbed at least a rudimentary […]

The 6 Magnificent California Gardens Inspiring Us Right Now via Veranda

There are few things we love to daydream about more than a beautiful garden and the next one our list to visit, once we are able to travel. From the peaceful public gardens of Japan to the perfectly manicured gardens of the world’s royals that we have to see, there’s not an area of the world whose gardens we are not […]

Planter Ideas: 18 Inspiring Design Tips for Gorgeous Garden Containers via Savvy Gardening

I am always on the lookout for creative planter ideas. I find them on walks around my neighbourhood, on garden tours, at botanical gardens, even at some of my local nurseries. Besides the endless array of foliage and bloom choices, the containers themselves can also play into the look—or fade into the background, letting the […]

22 Charming Chicken Coop Amenities via Country Living

You have your chicken coop all set up, but before you bring home your various breeds of chickens, don’t forget to accessorize—both with essential chicken-keeping elements and fun decorative accessories! Giving your chickens a cozy restful spot that accommodates their daily needs and habits is essential to raising happy—and prolific egg-laying—hens. Our Country Living panel of chicken experts […]

Modern DIY Trellis Designs via Centsational Style

My DIY project for the weekend is to build a planter box with trellis to support a climbing vine, and I think I’ll stain it black. Last year I built some vegetable trellises and before that a criss cross wall trellis. I still have them both and they still function and look amazing! April is the perfect time […]