Monthly Archives: May 2013

For Looks and For Health: How Your Garden Could Be Helping Your Brain

The benefits of having a home garden extend much farther than being merely aesthetically pleasing, as recent studies have found a connection between cognitive benefits and nature. If you’ve ever felt more at peace after visiting a garden, listening to … Continue reading

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The Wall that Succulents Built: A Creative D.I.Y. Gardening Project

Maybe you haven’t been won over by succulents quite yet. Sturdier than delicate flower varietals, succulents typically have fleshy leaves, are easy to take care of, and come in a multitude of different colors and shapes. Better Homes and Gardens … Continue reading

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Upcycling Trends in Garden Projects this Season

We all know that recycling waste or unwanted items is something just about anyone can do to make the world a greener place to live in. This season, if you want to up the ante of reusing old materials and … Continue reading

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Your Edible Garden: This Season’s Tasty Trends in Plant Growing

This summer, one of the most popular trends in gardening will also allow you to skip the produce section at the market. Vegetable growing, easier than it sounds to get started, is something many avid gardeners of flowers and herbs … Continue reading

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Flowers, not Flours: This Season’s Edible Gardening Tips

Lots of people enjoy growing fruits and vegetables in their gardens, but few consider planting vibrant, beautiful flowers that can also double as ingredients in cooking. There are many edible flowers that create bold colors, flavors, and dimension to different … Continue reading

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In the Future, Trees Might Glow

When we think about the future, many of us think about how cities and civilization will have changed; perhaps we imagine flying cars or impossibly tall buildings, cities in the sky or a home away from Earth. But when some … Continue reading

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Simple Gardening Tricks

Looking for some fun new tricks to try in the garden? We’ve got you covered with these easy suggestions, from making your garden more environmentally friendly to providing the ideal environment for more growth. Plant seedlings in half a lemon … Continue reading

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How to Start a Compost Pile

Starting and maintaining a compost pile of your own is one of the best things you can do for your garden. A well-tended compost pile is nutrient rich and can boost growth all around your garden. But starting a compost … Continue reading

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