Keep Squirrels, Rabbits, and Rodents and Out of the Garden

So how to keep squirrels and rabbits out of the garden? How about those other rodents, such as voles…? Rabbits are not rodents, and while cute and sweet, you may want to swear instead of coo when they demolish your dinner. Squirrels, rabbits, lagomorphs and insectivores… garden pests are plentiful, and while we love all … Read more


Types of Garlic and How to Grow and Harvest Garlic

Do You Know the Types of Garlic? Ah, garlic. Garlic growers and connoisseurs know that there are three overarching types of garlic. These are softneck, hardneck and elephant garlic. Softneck garlic Hardneck garlic Elephant garlic In this article you’ll not only learn more about the types of garlic, but also how to grow garlic as well … Read more


Daisy Fleabane – an Edible and Medicinal Weed

fleabane wildflowers, white wildflowers with yellow center, daisy-like wildflowers

Eastern or Annual Daisy Fleabane – Erigeron annuus, Habitat That perky white wildflower with a yellow center that looks like daisies or chamomile, might be daisy fleabane.   An early spring wildflower in North America, you’ll see daisy fleabane, Erigeron annuus, in fields, roadside and drainage ditches. Fleabane grows best in full sun and alkaline clay soil. … Read more


Flowers For Balconies For Your Special Garden Nook

Jet and Lesley Cole garden balcony

Disability Doesn’t Stop This Nature Lover from Creating Beautiful Patio and Balcony Garden Sanctuaries GardensAll community member, Lesley Cole, shares her beautiful photos and tips of flowers for balconies. What’s all the more remarkable about Lesley’s balcony garden is that she’s disabled and yet creates is all, with limited mobility from a wheelchair! Lesley’s words … Read more


Patio and Balcony Garden Ideas

A patio dream garden. Garden sanctuary.

Growing Herbs, Flowers and Vegetables on Patio, Deck and Balconies Want to grow your own vegetables or flowers, but have no garden? Balconies, decks and patio gardening is perfect for those without space or ability for a yard garden. There are many wonderful balcony garden ideas which we’ll share here. We’ve heard from nature lovers, … Read more


Can You Freeze Avocados and Still Have Them Taste Good?

Can you freeze avocados? Avocados with lemon to preserve the avocado.

Avocado-lovers have all been there—you bring avocados home only to discover a day or two later that they’ve ripened too quickly and you can’t eat them all before some of them go bad. This is when you may be asking: Can you freeze avocados and will they still taste good? Can You Freeze Avocados? Yes! … Read more


How to Get Rid of Squash Bugs Naturally

Squash bug eggs on squash leaf

If you’re wondering how to get rid of squash bugs naturally, chances are you either have them now, or have already experienced the loss of plants due to this most common squash nemesis. If you don’t have them but want to know natural ways to prevent squash bugs, we’ve written about that elsewhere. Squash Bugs … Read more


Plant Labels and Garden Markers From Used, Old and Broken Things

If you want plant labels that last, here are DIY ideas for plant markers, from creative to practical garden markers you can make. Some of these are fun for kids too, just take care with sharp pieces! Gardeners tend to be a frugal and crafty bunch, so gardening and do-it-yourself projects go hand in hand. We … Read more


Nature Nurtures the Nature in Us

Lessons in Abundance We’ve lived in the woods for the past 30 years where daily, nature nurtures the soul, and natural wonders abound. It’s spring, as this is being written, however, much of it is applicable any time of year, for if we gardeners and plant lovers aren’t foraging, sowing, growing or harvesting, then we’re … Read more


How to Prevent Squash Bugs in the Garden Naturally

What do Squash bugs look like? Squash bugs mating, image by #SquashBugs #SquashBugsMating #GardensAll

Natural Methods for Avoiding Squash Bugs — Prevention is the Best Defense If you’re growing any kind of squash or cucurbit, you’ll want to know how to prevent squash bugs before they move in and attack your precious garden plants. Prevention is possible, but for the best results you’ll want to employ as many preventive … Read more