Simple frost protection measures

Plants are location specific when it comes to climate tolerance. Although there are plants that will thrive in many weather or climate conditions (up to a certain degree), most plants cannot survive outside of their native climate zones. And then…
Living Christmas trees vs artificial Christmas trees

Christmas celebrations have taken on added new meaning in recent years. Climate change, depleting resources, and pollution being some of the more important reasons why we all need to adopt more environmentally conscious Christmases. At the heart of it, stands…
Lawn care tools: Mowers

Maintaining a nice looking lawn is easier with the availability of lawn mowers and shears which are battery operated. If you’re looking for lawn mowers, there are basically two kinds: the reel mowers and the rotary mowers. Reel mowers differ…
Clump bamboo in gardening

If you are looking for a good type of bamboo to grow, try going for the clump bamboos. Bamboo growth forms are generally divided into running and clumping types. The clumping bamboos are good for any garden that desires an…
A primer on aloes

A little background on aloes The aloes are a genus of flowering succulents in the Liliaceae group, numbering about 400 species in all. They are native to the African continent, and also the outliers such as Madacascar. They have leaves…
How to remove a tree stump – an account

This is an adaptation of “How to remove a tree stump.” It describes how a man removed a big tree stump in front of his house using his bare hands. Well almost. It’s a little hilarious, but there are some…
Country Living magazine not just for women

For a magazine that combines home living, indoor decor, and outdoor gardening pursuits, one of the better magazines is the Country Living magazine. It also talks about antiques, cooking, and crafting; topics that will surely benefit homemakers, and people who…
Tending to apple trees

Apple trees are deciduous in nature, and in general thrive best in areas with mild winters and sunny weather for much of the year. It doesn’t like to be squeezed into tight areas with only a little space to spare,…
Improving drainage by creating a raised bed

Efficient drainage is one of the important concepts in gardening, yet continues to be only vaguely understood by many gardeners. If your garden acts up in the drainage side of things, you’ll probably end up with a war zone of…
What I like about bamboo plants

I like bamboo plants, both for decorative purposes, and also its significance in culture, especially in the East. I find bamboo beautiful and evocative, and there are so many forms and varieties of bamboo that you could never run out…