Few things mark the coming of Spring like the cheerful yellow blooms of daffodils. As a symbol of rebirth and new beginnings in many cultures, daffodils (Narcissus) originated in the meadows and woods of southern Europe and North Africa. Luckily for all of us, the hardy perennial flowers have found their way into gardens around […]
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Red clay soil—a.k.a. Georgia red clay—gets a bad rap for being hard to work with. While this type of soil has a tendency of getting compacted and forming rocks, it’s actually not a bad place to start. Red clay is actually a good soil for gardening because it retains nutrients and water quite well. Good […]
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Sustainable gardening is growing in popularity — and for good reason. When done well, it can result in healthier gardens and bigger harvests. Because sustainability is all about making green choices such as reusing waste or conserving water, it helps lessen your impact on the environment, too. If you’d like to learn more, here are […]
Planting a garden represents one of life’s greatest pleasures. While many factors impact a garden’s success, timing is essential. Just as you won’t reap tomatoes in the dead of winter, so you won’t see the fullest produce without accurately choosing when to plant. So, when is the best time to start your garden? How can […]
Blooming flowers and ripening vegetables are a beautiful and fulfilling sight for any gardener. Producing a healthy garden involves laying the proper groundwork and administering careful upkeep. Here are some helpful tips for how to maintain a garden. Covering the Ground Rules Soil High-quality soil translates to healthier, stronger plants. Begin by clearing the area […]
Gardening is perhaps one of the most relaxing activities anyone can experience. To make it even more enjoyable, gardeners can bring the flowers, fruits and vegetables they grow into their homes and share them with friends and neighbors. Don’t let common gardening myths keep you from enjoying this stress-reducing hobby. Here’s the truth about gardening. […]
Not every gardener realizes, but there are lots of different types of potting soil out there. Knowing how to distinguish between them and what to look for in a good potting soil can make the difference between spindly plants that don’t perform as well and potted plants that are lush, vibrant and always in bloom. However, understanding […]