Garden and Yard Care

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10 Easy Raised Bed Garden Ideas to Dream About for Spring

Whether you’re an avid green thumb or a newbie gardener, raised beds are a lovely garden solution for growing fruits, vegetables and even ornamental plants. We’ve gathered 10 great raised bed garden ideas for Spring that will inspire you to bust out the seed catalogs and start measuring your yard in preparation. The following options are […]

March 4th

DIY Tips Repurposing Scrap Wood In The Garden

It doesn’t take much looking to find an abundant stock of scrap wood to use in a number of settings. Start your list with this usable material, from shipping boxes and pallets to construction waste and old fences. Check first to ensure reclaimed wood is safe to use Here are links to some sites for […]

September 25th

Grow your Own Organic Foods!

Most good grocers and supermarkets stock organic produce, but if you’re looking to integrate more organic foods into your diet – perhaps as part of a New Year health kick or an effort to go green – you should consider growing your own organic fruits and vegetables. The first thing to determine is where you […]

January 6th

Organic Pest Control: How to Treat Scale Infestion

What is scale and how do you know if your plants have it? What organic pest control methods are available? On first sight the plant looks like it has some sort of fungus, a scaly looking substance, with maybe some black sooty look on plant leaves. When you look more closely or rubbing your fingernail […]

December 17th

Solutions for Ant Problems

Editors Note: Many thanks to Jami, who wrote this post in response to an ant problem that is plaguing each and every one of my plants on my lanai (balcony) in Honolulu. There is so much good information here- I hope you find it as useful as I did! aloha, ADB You were sad that […]

December 10th

Five Beautiful Edible Plants in Purple

For the uninitiated, a garden is a garden, except when it isn’t. For many, a garden falls into two camps: vegetables or flowers. The challenge comes when those plants that are considered flowers are edible… or if edible plants are to be used for aesthetic reasons. A skirmish need not occur. But confrontation does happen […]

November 26th