Trees from an environmentally-based art installation are replanted in Hudson River Park after the exhibition concludes.
Garden and Yard Care
If you’re thinking about getting tickets to see a 2017 Red Sox game at historic Fenway Park in Boston, may I recommend choosing seats near the State Street Pavilion? You’ll not only have a clear view all the way from home plate to the Green Monster, you’ll be able to look down over the rooftop […]
If you want to grow your own food, but don’t have a yard to plant in, raised bed gardening might be the solution for you. In fact, even if you DO have a yard, the benefits of raised bed gardening are such that you might want to forgo the soil and build a bed anyway. […]
Homegrown food from your own garden is the most delicious way to feed your family. Gardening is nourishing for body and soul. If you have a green thumb (or always wanted to!), raised bed garden kits are a great way to get started growing your own food without too much hassle. Raised bed gardening is […]
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 […]
If you want a greenhouse tomato, ask whether it has been grown with LED lights. Recently, a number of commercial tomato growers have considered money saving LEDs to grow their crop. But money savings aside, how do the tomatoes taste? Recent research from the American Society for Horticultural Science shows positive results for these energy saving […]
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 […]
Including pollinator-friendly plants in your garden attracts bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, beetles, and bats to provide fruits and seeds.
There are dozens of home remedies for poison ivy that can help heal and soothe the skin after a run-in with this troublesome plant.
All this ice and snow got you thinking about planning your springtime garden? Whether you are planting in the ground or undertaking container gardening, these 16 plants will be easy to grow. Most of them grow in a range of climate zones and will do well in ground in even in small containers. Choose plants […]
For the gardener who may be timid in regards to cooking and gardening in the front yard, a delectable and beautiful plant to consider is basil. Growing basil is delightful and easy; it can be direct seeded in the garden or started indoors in a seed flats to later be transplanted. And if you’ve no […]
Do you know how to grow ginger? It’s an easy indoor plant with good rewards and huge medicinal benefits.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]