Seven Fruit Tree Planting Tips

Fruit trees are not only beautiful additions to your yard, they can provide you with a delicious fruit crop each year. But in order to enjoy such a bounty, you must ensure that the fruit trees you install, thrive. This…
Easy Care Indoor Plants

Indoor plants are great for your health and can really help liven up an indoor space but some of them are a lot of work to keep healthy and looking good. Here is a list of some of the top,…
Companion Planting for Beginners

Companion planting is not a new organic gardening concept, it’s a tried and true gardening method that has been used from the beginning. Companion planting is simply planting two or more plants near each other for mutual benefit. We see…
Growing Tip Top Tomatoes

We all love tomatoes. Not only are they one of the most recognizable fruits (tomatoes are technically fruits with seeds, but grouped as vegetables) in the world, but also the most widely eaten – Who hasn’t tasted tomato sauce? But…
Aquaponics Basics

Aquaponics is a specific type of hydroponics or water based agriculture.  It incorporates living aquatic animals into the system to supply the nutrients the plants need and also another food source depending on the species used. These systems have actually…
The Basics of Growing Dahlias

Dahlias are wonderful summer flowers that have graced gardens for centuries. While always spectacular, modern breeding has brought us a wealth of dahlias in all shapes, colors, sizes, and flower types. Here is a quick guide on how to succeed…
Growing Healthy Rose Bushes

Roses are perhaps the most popular flower in the whole world, both to grow in home gardens, and to enjoy as cut flowers. Plus we all know how associated they are with romance and dating. However, those who attempt to…
Protecting Your Fruit Crop from Pests

There are few things as frustrating as putting in the time and effort to plant a handful of fruit trees, only to watch insects, rodents or deer consume the fruit for which you’ve been patiently waiting to enjoy. Fortunately, there…
The Big Three Pests of Apple Trees

Most fruit trees are susceptible to various pests. Some of these insects and invertebrates serve as little more than a minor nuisance, while others can ruin a whole crop – some may even weaken the trees themselves. Some species, varieties,…
The Slanting Style in Bonsai

Trees that are exposed to the wind will often develop a slanted trunk as a result. In the art of bonsai, there is a style that seeks to emulate this slanting of the tree, and it is simply called –…