The Outdoor Herb Garden.

Whether you're an experienced farmer or completely new to the world of gardening, medicinal herbs offer a unique growing experience. In this article, you'll learn the steps you need to take to create a living herbal apothecary outside your door. If you have the land to cultivate and would like to grow your own herbs, … Continue reading The Outdoor Herb Garden.

Deer? Try Herbs.

Feeding deer is a bad idea; once they are attracted to an area, it's difficult to keep them away.  In many parts of the United States, deer feast on every garden they can find, chomping and stomping their way through whole neighborhoods with little regard for aesthetics and no sense of fair play. Some frustrated … Continue reading Deer? Try Herbs.

Landscaping Mistakes to Avoid.

When designing their landscapes, homeowners may envision grandiose gardens and lush lawns that are the envy of the neighborhood. But such designs can be difficult to maintain, and homeowners often find they are not worth the time and money. Avoiding such costly mistakes allows the homeowners to fully enjoy their lawns. The following are a … Continue reading Landscaping Mistakes to Avoid.

Low-Water Garden Plants an Option in Drought-Heavy Areas.

Coping with drought is a way of life for many people across North America. The National Climatic Data Center, a part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, works cooperatively with Canada and Mexico to monitor climate and drought conditions across the continent. According to the NOAA, the globally-averaged temperature for 2013 tied as the … Continue reading Low-Water Garden Plants an Option in Drought-Heavy Areas.

Gardening in Dry Climates.

Gardeners in climates where summers are dry {or those in other areas who are looking for low-maintenance plants} can still have plenty of flowers. Choosing the right location for the garden will help. Here are some tips: * Site the garden where it will get some shade during the hottest part of the afternoon. * … Continue reading Gardening in Dry Climates.

Shade Gardening: Gardening in Shade.

Shade gardens hardly need to be the colorless, boring places that many of these are. Many colorful flowers need or can tolerate varying degrees of shade. Because the plants are not seen in the blinding glare of full summer sun, their colors appear richer, and subtleties of plant texture and form are more obvious. In … Continue reading Shade Gardening: Gardening in Shade.