Flowers and Fruit

Rose pruning to growing citrus in containers.

12 Canning Recipes for Summer's Bounty

12 Canning Recipes for Summer’s Bounty

July 18th, 2013 posted by Vicki O'Dell

Home canning seems to be growing in popularity lately, and for good reason. Seems we’ve come full circle from our grandmother’s day. People are getting back to cooking and baking […]

Growing Butterfly Bushes

February 12th, 2013 posted by Brenda Hyde

What is a butterfly bush? Does it really attract butterflies? Buddleia does indeed attract many varieties of butterflies including Fritillaries, Western Tiger Swallowtails, Tortoiseshells and Red Admirals. The bush has […]

Growing Flowers – Easy Gardening For Kids

February 12th, 2013 posted by Brenda Hyde

Would you like to have a garden this year? If you don’t have very much space that’s ok, you can use pots or wood boxes and still grow flowers. Gardening […]

Growing Lilacs

February 12th, 2013 posted by Brenda Hyde

Although my love of herbs and flowers keeps me from ever choose just one favorite scent, I would say the lilac is my sentimental favorite. To me, there is nothing […]

Growing Old Fashioned Snapdragons

February 12th, 2013 posted by Brenda Hyde

Snapdragons (antirrhinum majus) are charming old fashioned flowers loved by children and adults. I have grown them for many years and love them more each season. The colors are rich, […]

Growing Sunflowers

February 12th, 2013 posted by Brenda Hyde

Sunflowers are easy, and inexpensive to grow, and yes, everyone can do it! The days of sunflowers being contained to the vegetable garden are over. There are now varieties that […]

Roses: The Beloved Herb

February 12th, 2013 posted by Brenda Hyde

by Brenda Hyde Roses are not only beautiful, but they are a soothing, fragrant herb that we can use in recipes, both culinary and cosmetic. Always make sure you are […]

Think Vintage for Your Garden

February 12th, 2013 posted by Martin Swinton

Container gardeners take note. Tired of clay pots? Think vintage, because when you do, there’ll be lots to choose from. Most likely vintage items will be worn and chipped which […]

Calendula & Borage: Herbs for Summer Color

February 12th, 2013 posted by Jackie Carroll

Herbs for Summer Color by Jackie Carroll Calendula and borage add color to your herb garden throughout summer with a succession of long-lasting blooms. These are two of the prettiest […]

Create a Potted Flower Garden

February 12th, 2013 posted by Josefin O'Brien

by Josefin O’Brien Who doesn’t love having flowers around? Bouquets are dead within a week and maintaining a fresh flower addiction can be costly. Many city or apartment dwellers don’t […]

First Aid for a Dried Out Hanging Basket

February 12th, 2013 posted by Jackie Carroll

Let’s face it. Our houseplants aren’t the most important things on our to-do lists, and even the most attentive gardeners will sometimes forget to water the hanging baskets. The good […]

Growing Citrus in Containers

February 12th, 2013 posted by Jackie Carroll

Citrus trees are terrific for sunrooms. The glossy foliage looks great year round, and the scent of the blossoms can fill a room. Citrus can be grown from seeds, but […]

How to Grow Strawberries

February 12th, 2013 posted by Monica Resinger

There’s nothing like a sun-ripened, freshly picked strawberry. Warm, sweet and juicy! Growing your own will offer you a sweeter strawberry because it is allowed to ripen on the plant. […]

How to Transplant Irises

February 12th, 2013 posted by LeAnn R. Ralph

by LeAnn R. Ralph In my experience, irises are among the easiest flowers to transplant. One spring many years ago, an older friend of mine dug up an iris bed […]

Forcing Bulbs for Winter Beauty

February 12th, 2013 posted by Brenda Hyde

If you are like me and go through a little bit of a blue period in the winter when you can’t garden outside, then you may want to consider forcing […]

Mixing Perennials Into Your Garden

February 12th, 2013 posted by Kathy Burns-Millyard

by Kathy Burns-Millyard Perennial plants and flowers stay around for more than just one gardening season. Some of them bloom again for only about 3 years, while others will continue […]

Gardening Adventures With Kids

February 12th, 2013 posted by Brenda Hyde

I remember the first packet of seeds my sons chose to buy at the garden center, as well as their excitement, their impatience and then their amazement as “their” flowers […]

Step by Step Rose Bush Pruning

February 12th, 2013 posted by Family Corner Staff

It’s time to prune the rose bushes. Pruning your roses will give you healthier plants and flowers. Some people are intimidated by pruning roses when there is no need to […]

Gardening With Kids Project : Colorful and Easy Calendula Pots

February 12th, 2013 posted by Brenda Hyde

Colorful and Easy Calendula Pots by Brenda Hyde Children love growing things, but sometimes they need a little encouragement and some instruction to get them interested. Having children decorate their […]

Twenty Tips for Producing Low-Allergy Gardens

February 12th, 2013 posted by Thomas Ogren

What we plant in our own yards often has a direct effect on our own health and the health of those near us. A pollen-producing male tree in our own […]

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Orange Carrot Less-Drip Ice Pops

Parents are always looking for ways to sneak some vegetables into their child’s diet. Well, unless your kids are avid carrot lovers, just call these orange ice pops — they’ll […]