Bougainvillea Care

Bougainvillea Care

A spectacular sight in the tropics and hot coastal areas of the Americas is the ever-blooming bougainvillea, a shrubby vine covered with bright and gaudy blossoms. Named in honor of L.A. de Bougainville, a French navigator who lived from 1729 to 1811, bougainvillea is...

Indoor Fern Care

Indoor Fern Care

Ferns are special plants. Fossil records show that they date back to the Paleozoic era, 400 million years ago. Ferns have been around for millions of years, and they've adapted to nearly every climate and environment on Earth. They flourish in alpine areas and deserts...

Container Gardening

Container Gardening

Perfect for people with limited gardening space, container gardening is a wonderful way to beautify your surroundings and improve an urban, porch, or patio environment. Since most containers are portable, you'll be able to move your plants around and give your living...

Basic Organic Gardening

Basic Organic Gardening

It's easy for home gardeners to cultivate a lush lawn and garden without resorting to the chemical fertilizers and pesticides that threaten our waters, wildlife, families, and pets. Common sense, good garden practices, natural fertilizers, and alternative pesticides...

Hammer Time

Hammer Time

The hammer stone is thought to be man’s first recorded tool, and for most of us a hammer is the first tool we own. As I headed off to college and my first apartment, I was given a Rubbermaid toolbox with a brand-new claw hammer and a variety pack of screwdrivers. I...

Picking Peppers for the Garden

Picking Peppers for the Garden

With spring just days away, it’s time to start preparing your garden plan for peak planting season. Last year I had great success growing Serrano and Jalapeño Chiles and this year I’ve decided to broaden my repertoire. I’m mad about making salsas and hot sauce. One...

How to Grow Tomatoes w/ Steve List

We are very happy for Steve List to join us to teach us all about growing tomatoes this Spring and Summer. Tomatoes are some of our favorite foods to grow every year, and Steve List has always been helpful in showing us tips and tricks for how to grow some of the...