A continuous, sustainable supply of garden seeds — no harvesting, storing or replanting required? Oh yes, we're for real! Some crops produce seeds so readily that as long as you give them time to flower, mature and set seed, you'll always have free plants growing in your garden. Check out 34 self-seeding herbs, veggies and flowers and how to manage them:
If you like the idea of a cobblestone path but don’t think you’re up to it, think again. Use a concrete stencil! Use it for new surfaces or to resurface old. You can pigment your concrete for earth tones or leave it natural.
Throughout the season, gardeners count on the dependable moonwort to enhance bouquets and potpourri mixtures (separate the pods and use them singly). Cleaned and dried, money plant pods can be enjoyed year-round in dried arrangements.
Does the fertilizer label at your garden center mention plant or animal based ingredients, like manure or seaweed? It’s probably organic. Does it sound more like a chemistry class? Then it's probably a synthetic or inorganic fertilizer.
Follow the photo-link to find information to help you decipher differences between organic and inorganic.
What can you do with a city yard so compact you can reach out and touch your neighbors? How about borders thick with irresistible roses and flowering perennials? Why not consider a deck, perfect for living in the garden and watching the world go by? What about a pond large enough for a growing family of goldfish as well as plenty of aquatic plants?
Centerpiece: Spray-on a coat of white primer - Pile some Epsom salt onto parchment paper (salt can be found in the first aid section of your drug store) - Spray the bottles with some craft bond spray adhesive (or Mod Podge instead of spray...
Ferns are nothing short of gorgeous. Best of all, they are so easy to care for that most gardeners meet with success. Even those who lust only for colorful flower gardens find ferns invaluable as lush background plantings intermixed with perennials to bring form and texture to their showy beds throughout the growing season. Although the fern family is truly enormous, the gardener’s choices for deliberate cultivation are somewhat limited.
Follow the photo-link to dicover decorative fern options for your perennial gardens.