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28 Cheap And Clever DIYs For Anyone Who Raises Chickens via BuzzFeed

You’ll rule the roost with these DIY treats and boredom busters. Read 28 Cheap And Clever DIYs For Anyone Who Raises Chickens via BuzzFeed An interesting link found among my daily reading Read more on this topic: Make Gardening Easier With The Help of Chickens! via Farmers’ Almanac Gardening Calendar Your First Garden: How to […]

Design a Potager Garden via Grit

A potager garden, also known as a “kitchen garden,” is historically a French style of gardening that incorporates herbs, fruits, and vegetables with flowers and ornamentals to create a functional, aesthetically pleasing space. Traditionally, these gardens are located right outside the home and intended to be enjoyed on a daily basis. Walk-throughs allow you to […]

How to Identify Bulb Plants via Hunker

The term “bulb” generally applies to the underground organ of a plant that stores energy and allows the plant to survive during its dormancy (usually during the winter months). Planting bulbs in the fall for spring blooms is extremely popular among gardeners. There are also bulbs which can be planted in the spring for summer […]

Master Gardeners Offer Tips As People Plant Pandemic Patches via Urban Organic Gardener

Starting with the World War I, the U.S. government was encouraging Americans to grow their own food to help relieve shortages. Originally known as the war garden movement, these so-called “victory gardens” made a reappearance in the 1940s during World War II. And the idea of growing your own food is still popular — so popular, in fact, […]

Your First Garden: How to Start a Garden for Practically Free via Gardenista

With a small budget, can you still start a garden? When my husband and I moved into our new home, we had a pretty good idea of how much money we would have to spend to furnish it, to give it a coat of fresh paint, to remodel the kitchen. We knew those costs all […]

Home School: See the microscopic wonders of herbs via National Geographic

Amateur Dutch scientist Anton van Leeuwenhoek, who lived in the late 1600s, was obsessed with the minute details of daily life Leeuwenhoek studied any living thing he could find in his Delft home, be it the stings of bees, the mouths of fleas, or even his own sperm. He had also pondered kitchen spices, including […]

6 Backyard Landscape Designs That Need Minimal Maintenance via Dwell

These no-fuss landscaping ideas yield gardens that practically take care of themselves. Creating an inviting outdoor space doesn’t have to be a time-consuming, backbreaking endeavor. Although there’s no such thing as a truly zero-maintenance landscape, it is possible to create a stylish backyard with minimal upkeep. Read on for six simple design ideas that can spruce up your backyard and […]

Spectacular Leaf Art Created from Golden Gingko Leaves via My Modern Met

Whether creating spiraling circles, a honeycomb, or a complex labyrinth, Hedrick carefully rakes the fallen leaves into intricate designs. She draws inspiration from environmental artist Andy Goldsworthy (whose visually striking nature art has also wowed us for years). With a background in landscape design and art, Hedrick sees her annual installations as a way to not only […]

Meet five inspirational women gardeners via National Trust

For centuries, women’s ambitions to forge green-fingered careers were an uphill struggle for recognition and acceptance in a male dominated world. Just a few generations ago, female head gardeners were a rarity, but now women are involved in all areas of horticulture and heritage gardening.Here we take a look behind the scenes at some of […]

Your Composting Questions Answered via Gardenerd [Video]

Christy Wilhelmi of Gardenerd answers a bunch of composting questions, from “what are browns and greens?” to “what is finished compost supposed to look like?” Watch and learn a thing or two. Read YouTube: Your Composting Questions Answered – Gardenerd via Gardenerd An interesting link found among my daily reading Read more on this topic: […]