Everyone (well, all right, not everyone – but a lot of people) can appreciate the beauty of a well-maintained garden and researches have proven that having a garden, even if it’s a small one, in your home does wonders for your emotional and psychological health and well being.
Next time your kids whine, ‘I’m bored!’ hand them a watering can and invite them to join you in the garden. Kids can learn many things from gardening. Even if they don’t have a green thumb (or ever develop one) the process teaches valuable life skills that will truly help their personality bloom. [Read more…]
Do you love gardening? Why not try growing edible flowers? Many cake decorators and chefs will ‘spice’ up their dishes with flowers that not only look pretty but can be safely consumed (which is more than we can say for poinsettias, which are poisonousóbut we digress). Here are some edible flowers you may want to plant when spring comes around. [Read more…]
Turn your garden into a beautiful sanctuary with these simple landscaping tips. This article will allow you to create that gorgeous scenery you see in home and garden magazinesóeven if you don’t have big trees or expensive plants. Even just a few bushes and artfully arranged potted plants will turn your backyard into a feast for the eyes and a haven for the spirit. [Read more…]
Imagine how wonderful lit would be to have all the herbs you need for dinner growing just a few steps away from your kitchen. Feel like having pesto and angel hair pasta? You’ve got basil. Craving for a perfectly roasted chicken? All you need is rosemary.
Here are some tips on growing Italian herbs in your garden. Many are easy to grow and will flourish with very little maintenance. [Read more…]