Blog Archives

5 Themed Garden Ideas to Energize Your Backyard

There’s no one right way to create a garden, and with endless options available, it’s possible to change the design of your garden every year for a lifetime and never run out of ideas. I’ve noticed that themed gardens have

Posted in Gardening

6 Creative Ways to Start Seeds in Your Kitchen

Who says you have to wait until spring to start growing your favorite plants? With a few packs of seeds, some soil, and common kitchen items, you can start seeds in your home during the winter, so you’re ready to

Posted in Gardening

6 Stunning Gardening Trends for 2018

With spring right around the corner, open to your mind to new possibilities in your garden. This year, you can expect to see a plethora of new and exciting gardening trends that will take your yard to a whole new

Posted in Gardening

4 Stunning Ideas to Spruce Up Your Winter Garden

Who says you have to stop gardening when winter arrives? My family enjoys gardening all year long. By incorporating winter-friendly plants into the garden, my landscape stays equally as lush and beautiful from season to season. If you don’t think

Posted in Backyard, Gardening

Common Garden Myths That Have Fooled Us All


Many gardening tips and tricks are passed down from generation to generation. Much of what I know about gardening was taught to me by my grandfather. Along with advice on how to choose the right plants, eliminate weeds, and fertilize the lawn, my grandfather unknowingly passed down many garden myths. In an effort to set the record straight, I’ve debunked some of the most common garden myths out there.

Posted in Gardening

How to Make A Better Breakfast From Your Garden

Healthy Breakfast

Breakfast is not only the most important meal of the day but also my favorite. Instead of reaching for a doughnut or box of sugary cereal, I sweeten my breakfast with fresh fruits from my garden. On occasion, I also incorporate nutrient-rich veggies and herbs to keep my meals balanced and full of flavor. In honor of Better Breakfast Month in September, start your days off right by bringing fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs from your garden to your breakfast table.

Posted in Gardening

Celebrate National Gardening Exercise Day With Backyard Burpees

garden fitness

National Gardening Exercise Day is June 6. To celebrate, grab your trowel and head outdoors! Many of us overlook the health benefits of gardening, but common gardening activities like digging, planting, raking, and mowing burn calories and work muscles. Gardening can also provide stress relief, improve hand strength and dexterity, promote positive moods, and reduce your risk of certain conditions, such as high blood pressure, osteoporosis, type 2 diabetes, depression, heart disease, and stroke. Gardening is much more than a hobby: It’s also a way to keep your body active and your mind sharp. To enhance your workout, try incorporating stretches and exercises.

Posted in Gardening

Celebrate Herb Day With These Hacks

carrot soup

May 6 is National Herb Day, and if you have excess herbs in your garden, it’s a great time to find some new and unusual ways to use them up. I’ve found herbs to be useful for everything from hair treatments to homemade cold remedies. Instead of letting your leftover herbs go to waste, dry them out for later use or use them up in other creative ways.

Posted in Gardening

Winter Clean Up for the First Day of Spring

spring cleanup

March 20 marks the first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. To celebrate the start of a new season and prepare for fresh growth, I plan to spend time outdoors performing early spring maintenance. At the end of winter, it’s common to find dead or damaged branches, piles of fallen leaves, and mud-caked walks and pathways. With a little time and elbow grease, you can clean your yard and optimize spring regrowth.

Posted in Gardening

Here’s How You’re Watering Your Plants Wrong

watering can

Incorrect or inconsistent watering is one of the biggest causes of plant death. Maybe you’re watering too much, too little, or at the wrong time of the day. The truth is that many of us don’t really know how much water our plants need, and when they die due to our lack of knowledge, we blame their demise on our black thumbs. By understanding your mistakes, you can avoid common watering errors.

Posted in Gardening

Popular Umbrellas !

Slightly Experienced Patio Umbrellas

These Patio Umbrellas are sold at a discounted price and are one of a kind items.

More Info »