Starting a Landscape Gardening Business is a Growing Thing

Here’s a Business Idea Ready to Bloom From Landscaping to “Foodscaping”, the modern idea of what a front yard should look like is changing. As people become increasingly interested in growing edibles, today’s landscapers will need to learn how to run a gardening business to stay on the leading edge of consumer interests. Lawns are Lovely, but… … Read more

Children in the Garden Growing Memories that Last

children in the garden

Children Thrive in the Garden Kids and gardening go hand and hand… or hands-in-dirt! We’ve never seen a kid who didn’t love to play in the dirt. Heck… some of us big kids never grew out of that, right?!?  Children in the garden is as natural as peas in a pod and lessons from nature are … Read more

Rugosa Rose Bush – Growth, Benefits and Uses

The rugosa rose bush is a stout and ferocious grower that can fend for herself. Sometimes written as rosa rugosa, rugoso and regosa, no matter how you spell it or say it, this bush is one prolific shrub with tremendous benefits. She’s got her liabilities too, but far more on the plus side. So let’s … Read more

How to Make Black Garlic

Wow! We’ve just learned about the awesome flavor and health benefits to black garlic! So we’ve been researching and talking to folks who know how to make black garlic and now we’re sharing it here with you too. Now you probably already know about the amazing health benefits of garlic, right? For more on the … Read more

Best Air Cookers for oil-free cooking – Are they worth it?

Air Fryer, Oil-Less Cooker or Air Cooker? Though the names are used interchangeably, we think “Air Cooker” is the most descriptive term because these oil-less cookers don’t only “fry” foods… nor are they only “oil less”. They also cook foods similar to a roaster depending on the recipe and the settings you use. Whatever name you … Read more

Copper Rain Chains for Your Home Decor

We love our copper rain chains!! Whenever we post videos of our rainchains on Facebook they go viral, and people want to know more about them, so we’re sharing some of that info and videos here for you. Topics Covered: Where can I buy rain chains? Where do the rain chains attach? Do the rain … Read more

What do Toads Eat in the Garden?

And What do Frogs Eat? Is it the same? We love seeing frogs, toads and turtles in and around our yard and garden. In fact, we even have a frog, toad and turtle relocation plan. Whenever we see these amphibians and turtles in or around our property, especially when they’re in the road, we move … Read more

A Compost Tea Recipe and How-to Video

Care for a “cup of rosy” for your posies? Your plants will love “tea time” when it’s organic compost tea, aka liquid fertilizer! Really, if you wish to increase the health and productivity of your plants, compost tea will give them a huge boost! Liquid organic compost tea will make your plants more disease and … Read more

Olla Pots – Clay Water Jug Garden Irrigation System

What is an olla pot? Generally pronounced as OI-yah, or OY-ya, but also as AW-yah, and olla in English as OH-lah, Olla pots have been in use for centuries. Olla pots are, sometimes spelled as “oya” because of the Spanish based origin of the word where a double “L” makes the “y” sound as in tortilla … Read more

Food as Medicine and Fuel for Health and Vitality

Foods can cause disease… or foods can cure disease. Animals in the wild tend to know innately, which foods to eat and which to avoid. They also tend to know which foods to consume to help heal. In modernity humans tend to be removed from this instinctual knowledge. This is just something that happens when … Read more