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Monthly Archives: August 2018

  • How to Plant Raspberries: A Guide for Everyone

    Today we are going to teach you how to plant raspberries. These delectable edibles are delicious additions to your garden as well as your desserts! Even if you are new to gardening, you have nothing to fear. These little flowers love to grow outdoors and even try to take over! Yum! Tips to Plant Raspberries Choose a variety. It is not widely known that raspberries come in different colors. In fact, you can purchase these plants in tones of red, black, or yellow. Yellow being the most uncommon. The best way to choose which kind you want is by the flavor. If you are looking for the sweetest berries, go for red and yellow. Red are the most hardy, and black are the most difficult to take care of. However, the black varieties have the richest taste. There are actually 2 primary types of rasp... (More)
  • How to Plant Orchids

    Orchids are beautiful. There is no denying that fact. However, most people view this plant as the most difficult flowers to go. We are here to tell you that is just not true! Orchids do not have to be a mystery, or a pain in the butt. In this article, we will cover a few of the ways you can grow these lovely plants in just a couple of steps. Before you know it, you will be a prize winning Orchid grower! How to Plant Orchids: A Guide The first step in planting Orchids is to choose a plant, and choose wisely. There are over 200,000 hybrid varieties of this flower, as well as over 30 different species. You should look for one of these flowers that will fit well with where you want to plant it: indoors or out. Another thing you should figure out is how easy each variety is to grow. For beginn... (More)
  • How to Plant Cactus

    Even if you have never considered these spiky plants, cacti and succulents are fantastic plants to keep indoor and outdoor. Many are quite low maintenance, so they are good for anyone just starting out on their cactus growing journey. These lovely desert plants make great housewarming gifts, an addition to you indoor garden, or a great way to make your own desert oasis in the city. Since most readers do not live in a desert location, we will be focusing on how to plant cactus for indoor use. How to Plant Cactus: 3 Ways When it comes to methods of planting cactus, there are 3 primary ways most people do so. Seeds, propagation, and already grown container plants are the most common. Stay tuned to see which method is the best for you! #1. From Seed If you want to plant your cactus from seed,... (More)
  • How to Plant a Lemon Tree for All Gardening Levels

    The availability of fresh, ripe citrus fruits is one of the best things about summertime! While all citrus plants are different and require different care, the lemon may be the easiest type of citrus to grow. In fact, there are 3 different ways to do so. Do you want to plant your lemons inside or outside? By seed or by growth? In this article, we will explore the ways in which you can plant your lemon tree. By the end, you will have recognized the best method for you and feel confident to tackle it on your own! How to Plant a Lemon Tree 3 Ways From Seed Prepare your potting soil. In a large container or bucket, combine well-draining soil and water until the soil feels damp. Then, mix the mess until all of the soil is damp evenly. Too wet, and the seeds will rot. We recommend purchasing ... (More)
  • Trees and Shrubs: Things Everyone Needs to Know

    Most people throughout the world have trees, shrubs, or both. Most people also think they know how to take care of them the right way. As long as they aren’t dying they are thriving. Right? In this article, we will give you all of the facts that everyone needs to know about trees and shrubs. 16 Things Everyone Should Know #1. Both Improve Water Quality Did you know having shrubs and trees in your yard can improve the ground water? This is extremely important news for anyone living off of their own well. Even if you get city water, these two plants can help filter the rainwater for that purpose! #2. They Live a Long Time Trees are actually the longest living organisms on Earth. It’s cousin the shrub can also last a very long time. If you are interested in planting either of these, make... (More)
  • How to Plant Peonies

    Peonies are a gorgeous perennial that come back year after year. You can find flowers that smell like roses, that smell lemony, or that have no smell at all. There are also six different kinds to choose from: single, anemone, semi-double, Japanese, double, and bomb. These delicious flowers are also able to grow from hardiness zone 3 all the way to zone 8. They even love freezing cold winters. Actually, they need them. If this little flower sounds good to you, stay tuned on how to plant peonies near your wooden shed or a log cabin! When to Plant Peonies The best time to plant these lovely large flowers is the fall. In fact, late fall would be best. We recommend September and October for those with 4 seasons. Anyone living in a more southern area should wait a few months later. If you want ... (More)
  • Biodynamic Gardening: What is it?

    If you have never heard of biodynamic gardening, you are not alone! This method of growing plants originated out of France and hasn’t gone back since. In fact, it is also called French Intensive gardening. Around the world today farmers, lay people, and the Earth alike are enjoying the benefits. So, what is this ethical kind of gardening? What do you need to do it? What are the benefits? Is there anything that should hold you back? In this introductory article, we will explore these questions and more. What is it? We already know this type of gardening is holist, ethical, and ecological. But what is it, exactly? Bio gardening is very similar to organic gardening, but it draws on esoteric ideas. Basically, it’s all about getting spiritually involved with the lives of your plants and ev... (More)
  • 5 Indoor Gardening Ideas Anyone Can Use

    Are you looking for some inspiration for your indoor garden? You’ve come to the right place! Today, we are going to give you 5 of our favorite gardening ideas that anyone can use. That’s right, with just a few simple steps you can have a beautiful area you have always dreamt about! Top 5 Indoor Gardening Ideas #1: The Small Spaces Need Mesh If you are like many people, you live in an apartment. That’s great, except there isn’t always a lot of room for indoor gardening. Not to fear! We’ve gathered this idea just for you! Lack of space is no longer an excuse. 1. Decide where to put the steel mesh. Steel mesh is the key to this whole operation. If you can hang things in your home, you can hang this mesh on a wall or multiple walls. If not, you can simply lay it down on a flat surfa... (More)

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