What’s a Biennial?

August 02, 2015

Gardeners throw around terms like perennial, annual and biennial but do you know what these terms really mean? Annuals and perennials are the most familiar terms and are pretty easy to define. An...

Drink Your Garden?

June 14, 2015

If you grow vegetables and fruits in your garden you may not realize that eating them might not be the only way to appreciate their fresh taste and nutritional value. More and more people are...

Herb Gardening for Beginners

March 15, 2015

What would a pizza be without Basil? Salsa wouldn’t be salsa without Cilantro and what would a potato be without sour cream and Chives! Herbs find their way into our food everyday and we...

Understanding USDA Garden Zones

February 08, 2015

On virtually every seed package or plant that you buy it is likely you will see the term USDA garden zone, also known as a hardiness zone, with a number from 1 through 11 associated with it. If...

Lavender and Aromatherapy

January 18, 2015

Lavender is one of those scents that have the power to evoke the senses.  Most notably, feelings of relaxation and well-being.  In fact, it was long believed that Cleopatra's secret...

Value of Community Gardening

October 26, 2014

The last decade has seen a significant increase in interest surrounding community gardens and farmers markets. The American Community Gardening Association indicates that there are over 5,000...

Harvesting Your Herbs

August 24, 2014

Hopefully, you are enjoying fresh herbs from your garden in all of your recipes but did you know that you can have fresh-tasting herbs all year round? Think of how your favorite soups and hardy...

Basil…Now That’s Italian?

June 03, 2014

Traditionally Basil is associated with Italian cooking and with good reason. It is often found in pasta sauces, is the prime ingredient in Pesto and even has found its way on to pizza. There are...

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