Helping the Honey Bees

In addition to making delicious, multi-purpose honey, honey bees also pollinate one third of the food you eat. These hard-working flying insects provide 80 percent of our nation’s pollination service for vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds. Unfortunately, the honey bee…
Growing Blueberries in Your Home Garden

Blueberries are perennial flowering bushes that are highly popular as fruit and nowadays – as a superfood. They are found to be very rich in antioxidants and vitamin C and thus, heavily promoted these days as a healthy snack (or…
Growing Carnations & Daisies

Carnations, otherwise known as clove pinks (Dianthus caryophyllus) are a perennial flower in garden zones 8-10, and an annual elsewhere. They can be grown from seed either indoors or outdoors. Seeds planted indoors should be started six to eight weeks…
Square Foot Gardening

Square Foot Gardening is a method of intensive planting that was developed by retired civil engineer Mel Bartholomew, and introduced to the rest of the world in his book Square Foot Gardening in 1981. The aim of the method, according…
TLC for your Lawn All Year

There’s something so satisfying about tending to your garden. While you might take pride in your home’s interior, the exterior is there for the world to see. Your hard work can’t help but show itself off to your neighbours and…
Seed Starting Guide

Most gardeners start seeds indoors when they want to get a jump start on the growing season with plants that can’t handle frost, but a fair number also do it because they wish to begin a plant’s life in a…
Mosquito Repelling Plants

Summer. The very word conjures up images of backyard barbecues, basking in the warm sun, and just enjoying the great outdoors. Unfortunately, summer also conjures up a very real annoyance in the form of the mosquito. Luckily there are quite…
Growing Fruit Trees in Containers

Many gardeners would love to grow their own fruit trees, but don’t have the space for them. Or perhaps they have plenty of space in a cool climate, but have their heart set on growing bananas. Luckily for such gardeners,…
DIY Organic Weed Killers

Weeds are the proverbial thorn in a gardener’s side. They sprout overnight and try to choke the life out of the planted crops. Stop those pesky weeds without chemicals or back-breaking weeding sessions with these DIY organic weed killers that…
Permaculture – What is it?

Permaculture is a new word for an old gardening practice. Permaculture gardening is a grouping of two or more growing life forms (plants and animals) that help sustain each other continuously. Everything living within the permaculture environment must provide benefits…