Category: Garden

This category is all about sustainable and organic garden ideas to dirty the knees and cleanse the soul.

Blue Houseplant from Indoor Plant Decor

Houseplants Part I – Books and Ideas

Houseplants terrify me. I am gradually changing my mind about houseplants and see them as a great way to bring some garden love into the house at the end of the garden season. It’s...

White and Blue Pumpkins

Tips For Growing White Pumpkins

‘Tis the season for pumpkins. I loved these displays of blue and white pumpkins at the Morton Arboretum. While it is too late to plant a pumpkin this season, it is not too late...

Giant halloween spider made from recycled materials

Giant Halloween Spider Decoration

Green Tip: Reuse whatever you can from home to make crafts for the holiday season instead of spending money – like building a giant halloween spider decoration! (***This post was originally posted in 2010,...

Fall Tree Photo Shawna Coronado

How To Make Leaf Mold Compost

Fall is coming on and most of us will be closing up our gardens soon. Now is the time to discuss leaf mold compost, which is truly THE BEST all natural compost to add...

Cold Frame Photo Chicago Botanic Garden

Cold Frames To Protect Your Garden

Every spring and fall I try to make it out to the Chicago Botanic Garden to see what inspiration they might toss at me in those transitional gardening seasons. In both the fall and...

Indigo Rose Tomato Photograph

Indigo Rose Purple Grafted Tomato

Imagine growing common vegetables at reasonable prices that have super antioxidant value and a higher level of health value? This season I am growing the deep purple Indigo Rose Grafted Tomato from Jung Seed...

Ames Hose Reel Hose Cart

Garden Hose Reel Give Away Contest

My #1 angst and drama in the garden is dragging hoses around and storing them, so when Ames offered to send out a few hose reels to test with the goal of having a...

How To Grow Yarrow Achillea Coronation Gold

How To Grow Yarrow – Achillea Coronation Gold

Yarrow comes in many colors ranging from magenta to red to orange to yellow and beyond. Yellow yarrow is an eye-catcher in the drought tolerant garden with fern-like blue-green foliage that sets off the...