10 ways to water gardens during a drought


Many areas are in a drought this year, and even if your area isn’t, these tips are fantastic for your gardens, conserve water, and some have added benefits. It’s often referred to as “gray watering” because the water has been used, but can be reused. 1. Laundry water- Divert water from your washing machine, but…

Custom square yard edible gardens


Customize your garden to what you eat, not what everyone grows. You can create a Salsa Garden, Fajita Garden, Soup Garden, Salad Garden, and so on. Nothing is more delicious than freshly picked food. Square yard gardening is pretty nifty. Not only can you customize to suit your eating habits, you can do it in…

Make Daffodils happy little rays of sunshine this spring


Daffodils are usually hardy, easy to grow, and and even a “brown thumb” can be successful at growing them. They pop a little color into the landscape after winter to announce “Spring is here!”. I love my daffodils. You can get them to bloom more, for longer, and just a bit brighter if you feed…

Feeding your hungry Clematis for beautiful blooms


Clematis vines are HUNGRY for vitamins and nutrients. Feed them a clematis smoothie for massive blooms. Save banana peels, eggshells, and tomato discards. Put in a blender with water, purée, then pour around the root areas. Clematis eat a lot and should be fed supplements like this from February through September. You can also feed…