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The Garden Decoder: What Is ‘Xeriscaping’? via Gardenista

Chances are, if you live in an arid or semi-arid region, you’re already familiar with xeriscaping—even if you haven’t heard of the term. Derived from “xeros,” the Greek word for “dry,” xeriscaping is the practice of designing landscapes that require little or no more water than what the natural climate provides. And if you don’t […]

10 DIY Compost Bin Ideas That Take Gardening To A New Level via Home Decorating Trends – Homedit

Having a garden where you can grow your own plants, herbs, vegetables and other such things is wonderful and once you get familiar with the whole gardening concept and you understand how it all works, you can start looking for ways to improve yourself and your garden. One of the features you can add is […]

Over 100 Years Ago, the US Government Commissioned 7,500 Watercolor Paintings of Every Kind of Fruit in the Country via Morsel NEW YORK

A self-described artist and activist, Parker Higgins taught himself to code while working at the Electronic Frontier Foundation doing activism around free speech issues. “I’m most passionate about the way free speech issues intersect with questions of copyright and the public domain, and a sort of cultural commons,” said Higgins. With a background in information […]

Three Ways to Turn Your Apartment into a Sustainable Garden via JSTOR Daily

Urban parks and gardens help city dwellers stay connected with nature. Then there is the growing trend of gardening within one’s living space—no matter how small. These urban gardens comprise their own unique ecosystems. More than just houseplants, if done right, these urban mini-gardens can be lush and green even inside the tiniest spaces—in courtyards, on […]

Three Simple Steps for Planting a Chaos Garden via EcoWatch

I am in just such a situation — tons of old seeds lying about — and I think I am going to try this out. This type of lazy gardening is just about my speed. (LAUGH) — Douglas   Most gardeners accumulate a cornucopia of partially used seed packets. After all, who’s going to plant […]

Bee Counter Will Have You Up to Your Nectar In Hive Data via hack a day

Read Bee Counter Will Have You Up to Your Nectar In Hive Data via hack a day An interesting link found among my daily reading Read more on this topic: Noted: Build a Backyard Bee Hotel Video: Activity of local wild bee hive Noted: Great Design Plant: Ceanothus Pleases With Nectar and Fragrant Blooms from […]

25 Gardening Tips Every Gardener SHOULD KNOW! via Urban Organic Gardener

1. If it’s getting cold and you have tomatoes still ripening on the vine — save your tomatoes! Pull the plants up and bring them inside to a warm dry place. Hang them up, and the tomatoes will ripen on the vine. 2. Companion planting is an excellent way to improve your garden. Some plants replenish nutrients […]

DIY Two-Bin Composter via Grit

All serious gardeners acknowledge the undeniable benefits of compost, and most maintain their own compost-bin system. If you want to join their ranks, you’ll need a system that can handle a large volume of material and allow easy access to finished compost. Serious gardeners tend to have lots of material from plant clippings and weeds, […]

Starting Your First Home Garden From Seed via The BGgarden Blog

  In this post I share a few tips on starting your first home garden from seed.  You will find a video and images to get you going! Starting Your First Home Garden From Seed My sister in law sent me a photo of her shopping trip the other day.  The only problem is – […]

Bedroom Seed Starting System from Epic Gardening on Instagram

            View this post on Instagram                   Been getting a few questions about my bedroom seed starting system, so I figured I’d record a quick video! It’s from Gardener’s Supply Company and makes use of capillary action to wick water into a […]