DIY: Ice Cream Cone Hanging Planters

One of our favorite family outings in the summertime is to ride our bikes down to the ice cream shop just around sunset. The ride there is quiet and pretty and it ends with a delicious double scoop in a waffle cone. While summer is still a few weeks away -we are ready for it, and what…

Tips for Buying Plants Like a Pro

Garden centers, with their vast collections of plant colors, sizes and shapes, can be intimidating to inexperienced buyers. But you can become a discerning purchaser with a little homework and by quizzing… “Usually, when shopping, I go early before the crowds and also before the staff are worn out,” said Jack McKinnon, a garden coach…

21 Garden Hacks That’ll Turn Any Thumb Green

Use these garden tips for a perfect and healthy garden this spring. Your friends will be begging to hear your secrets! 1. DIY Strawberry Planter Using a wooden pallet, hand saw, and nails, you can create a great contained strawberry planter. Simply cut the pallet to any size and nail into a box! You’ll have…

The Black Sesame Secret to Good Health and Beauty

(NaturalNews) What health benefits can the small black seed of the sesame plant offer? Some people might have read about how black sesame seeds are rich in antioxidants and various nutrients. But that is about all. They have no idea that there are actually many more valuable health and beauty benefits of consuming black sesame…

Saving Seeds From Your Garden

Congratulations, you have a successful garden!  The tomatoes are ripening, melons are getting bigger, you are up to your ears in cucumbers, and the the greens are so prolific you gave all you could away to the neighborhood and you are still drowning in them.  If you are in a four seasons area like me,…

13 tips for Blackberry Picking!

For my entire life this time of year has signalled purple fingers and perma-scratched ankles because it is blackberry picking season (or bramble depending on where you and your family are from). A time you’ll find me with my back to the world and my head buried in a bush. Going back to school always…