How Birds and Other Flying Creatures Can Benefit a Garden

Seeds are planted, watered, washed with sunlight, charged with electrons during a thunder and lightning storm and nurtured to maturity. We as humans absolutely depend on this process. But so do the pollinators. Those hard-working players in this ecological balancing act are active in our gardens 24/7. Birds, bees, butterflies, moths, bats, beetles, ants and […]

Heuchera

Heucherella, Gold Zebra

Heuchera perennial aka Coral Bells is a great foliage plant for the garden. There are many varieties of colors and textures available. Plants form round, mounded growth habit with a semi-woody stem crown. Small bell-shaped flowers on tall stems attract hummingbirds and make nice cut flowers. Foliage stays evergreen in many areas. Heuchera garden will […]

Compost Tea Bags – Best Organic Fertilizer For Hydroponic Nutrients and Container Gardening

You cannot use the same fertilizer for growing crops in soil to grow hydroponic gardens. The reason is because soil will interact with the fertilizer in a much different way than water without soil. Therefore, a different fertilizer must be employed for hydroponic nutrients. Then there are the arguments that chicken manure makes the best […]

Choosing the Right Outdoor Plant Container

From teacups to oil drums, there is nothing you can’t use as an outdoor plant container. Your choice of plants, your decorative style, your budget, and your creative imagination will all influence your plant container choices. However, there are several things to consider before you start adding plants to your outdoor pots. Very small containers […]

Using Neem Insecticide – Seven Things You Must Know Before You Spray Neem

The neem tree (Azadirachta indica) is an incredibly versatile plant with many uses. In India it is known as “the village pharmacy”–over 75% of Ayurvedic remedies contain some form of neem!–and lately the tree has also been called “the world’s most researched tree.” But even though neem has been used traditionally for several thousand years […]

Create A Synergistic Vegetable Garden In 10 Easy Steps

Vegetable gardening shouldn’t be hard work. Look at all of the abundance that mother nature grows, do you see her out digging, weeding, pruning, fertilizing? No, of course not! Natural systems do all of the work and synergistic vegetable gardening puts those systems to work in your garden, producing a bountiful harvest the natural way. […]