February Gardening To do list

Provided is a list of tasks you need to perform in your garden during February. Please understand your gardening zone which is identified in the menu above. Look for Hardiness Zones. Zone 1 Order fruit and vegetable seeds, roses, bare-root trees and shrubs Check potted or container-planted bulbs for signs of growth Bring in pots of crocus and bulbous iris […]

How to Successfully Cultivate Your Garden for Flower Seeds

Even though all plants come from a seed, it can be challenging to grow a fully cultivated flower directly from the ground. However, it is one of the cheapest ways to fill your garden with beautiful annuals and perennial blooms. With our method, you can have a vast garden with various colors, sizes, and heights that will compliment any front […]

Gardening in the Big City Yes, It’s Possible + How You Can Do It

Yes, gardening in the city is not only possible, it can also be very productive! All you need is a little bit of space, the right lighting, and some creativity. Sure, anyone can find space to grow a few herbs on a sunny windowsill… but don’t stop there! From vertical indoor gardening with hydroponics to planting in vacant lots or […]

10 Tips for Starting a Community Garden

Community gardens are a great way to bond with your neighbors and improve your town. When everyone works together to accomplish the same goal, you’ll form lifelong friendships and make your city a better place. Read these 10 tips for starting a community garden so you can lead the effort to create one where you live. 1. Start a Virtual […]

Spring Garden and January Gardening Tips

Janus, who lends his name to the month of January, was the dual-faced  Roman god of gates and doors.  He also was called the god of beginnings as it  was commonly believed that you needed to go through a door or gate in order  to enter a new place or beginning. The god was depicted as looking forward and backwards […]

January Gardening To do List

Provided is a list of tasks you need to perform in your garden during January. Please understand your gardening zone which is identified in the menu above. Look for Hardiness Zones. Zone 1 Order seed and nursery catalogs Check dahlia and canna roots for plumpness, freedom from mold Check house plants for mites, mealybugs, and scale Cut back on feeding […]

Watering Houseplants – January Gardening Tips

Watering houseplants properly, checking them for spider mites regularly, and ordering seeds early are some of the gardening activities for this month. Feel the soil of your houseplants.  When it’s dry an inch or so deep, apply enough water so it comes out the bottom drainage hole. The larger the pot, the longer you can wait in between watering.  If […]

What to Do in January Gardening

What to Do in January Gardening Nature reflects the color of the spirit. Beauty is not confined to season nor to region. The gardens of Georgia or of Florida are perpetually in bloom, but are they more beautiful than northern gardens in winter, where imagination sorts the beautiful tracery of tree branches into designs few artists have approached in their […]

Your Christmas Poinsettia Can Bloom Again

This is a question often heard shortly after the new year starts and the colorful bracts on this favorite Christmas flower have begun to fade and fall leaving only the sickly yellow flowerets to exude their sticky juice on window sill or flower stand. Many persons will answer their own questionby setting their poinsettia on the back porch where the […]

Fun Facts about Poinsettias

  Are you a trivia buff? If so, perhaps you’d be interested in knowing a little bit more about the poinsettia plant you buy every Christmas. For example, did you know that the poinsettia’s main attraction is not its flowers, but its leaves? The flowers of the plant are the yellow clustered buds in the center. The colored leafy parts […]