Spring cleaning is about more than just your closets and garage. Spruce up your houseplants with a green clean and they’ll stay happy and healthy all year.
Sure, flowers beautify your home. And they smell nice, too. But how can you keep them healthy, so that you don’t find yourself replacing them too frequently? Here are some tips from flower expert Amy Stewart, author of Flower Confidential.
Is your weekly trip to the garden centre draining your wallet? Here are nine ways to cultivate a lush outdoor garden on a budget.
If you haven’t yet planted a vegetable garden, don’t worry. Summer-planted gardens grow well because the soil is warm and the risk of frost is long past. Follow these basics for planting and tending vegetables and you can enjoy fresh-from-the- garden produce until well into autumn.
Don’t want to douse your garden in chemicals? Send plant-eating critters packing with these homemade solutions.
Whether it’s ants making you antsy, mosquitoes hunting for your blood, or snails stealing your veggies, there’s a way to get rid of the unwanted guests in your garden. Here’s how to exterminate common garden pests without having to rely on pesticides.
As natural habitats are replaced by developed land, many species of birds and butterflies become increasingly reliant on the space gardeners provide for them. Here are the basics for creating a bird and butterfly oasis in your garden.
Turn your backyard into an outdoor oasis with these tips for picking, planting, and caring for outdoor plants.
With a little planning you can enjoy herbs for your culinary masterpieces, fresh salad greens, and other tasty vegetables fresh from your indoor garden.
Don’t get gloomy from the winter blahs. You can chase the grey away by creating your own indoor oasis.
Before you get planting you need to brush up on a few pointers. To help you get started here’s what you need to know about soil and pots.
Digging in the dirt may be a natural cure for depression according to recent research that shows a common type of bacteria found in soil can actually lift your mood. Of course, it could just be that “playing” in the dirt takes you back to those carefree days of summer years ago. Either way, it works.
It’s not too late to take the plunge and plant your own vegetables. The following veggies mature quickly and are perfect candidates for mid-summer planting.
Late summer and fall can be colourful times for your garden, with plenty of brilliant blooms and flamboyant foliage. Discover the many possibilities and add the beauty of late-bloomers to your garden.
Fresh-cut trees are longer lasting and are less likely to become fire traps. To test for freshness, bend a needle or two sharply between your thumb and forefinger.
Coffee grounds placed in the planting hole encourage acid-forming bacteria, boosting the growth of such acid-loving plants as blueberries and evergreens.
Add real wood-smoke flavor to foods cooked on your gas grill with a handful of green twigs from garden trees or herbs. Toss them onto the fire just before you start barbecuing.
Stratification is the name given to the process of inducing seeds to emerge from dormancy through cold treatment.
Repotting can be done at any time, especially if a plant is suffering. But the best time to perform the task is just before growth begins
Severe pruning of everblooming roses produces fewer but larger flowers. This method renews old and overgrown rose bushes and is appropriate for newly transplanted bushes.