Do you have pergolas in your garden’s patio or deck that could use a little natural bedazzling? If so, here are ten of the most awesome climbers you can deck your pergola out in. Roses What’s in a name? That which we call a rose, by any other name, would smell as...
Are you looking for new, ingenious ways to create a gorgeous natural screen in your garden, whether for your privacy or for aesthetic reasons? Well, luck is with you today, as there are plenty of useful plants that do just this. If you are sick and tired of your neighbor’s...
Did you just bring in your latest harvest of beetroots and greens? You might be wondering how to store them for the winter. Short term storage is far easier than long term, and won’t take too much effort or time on your part. Long term storage opens more options up...
Evergreen plants are plants that retain their leaves year around. As their leaves fall off more are growing to replace them. While the term “evergreen” brings to mind Pine and Christmas Trees, there are others that are evergreen and these work ideally for privacy screens, windbreaks and to simply...

Growing Scotch Bonnet

Scotch bonnets are among the hottest peppers in the world. The name might sound fun and happy, but the pepper itself is anything but. The typical spice rating of a Scotch Bonnet pepper is the same as a habanero. You don’t usually find these peppers at supermarkets in the...
From tropical beauties to brightly colored fruit and flowers, these flowering house plants are the best addition you can make to your home. Some of them are extremely easy to grow. Others purify your air naturally so you no longer need purifiers. Make sure you get some of these...
Climbing plants are an ideal versatile way to add some character and color to any yard. They wind their way around until they can hug, claw or use thorns to stick to a surface such as an arbor, a trellis or porch railing. Some are very adventurous and will travel...

How to Grow Watermelons

There can be fewer more powerful tastes of summer than the crisp, sweet, cool flesh of a watermelon. For many of us in cooler climates (like me in the UK) they conjure up images of hot, Mediterranean areas; Spain, perhaps, or Greece. Surely, nobody could grow watermelons in more...
Sweeter than their more famous family members of red currants, white currants are rarely found in local nurseries. For this reason, you're going to want to grow your own to fully experience their exquisite berries. The berries are white to cream in color and some will appear to be...

How to Grow Mushrooms

Mushrooms are among the fastest-growing breeds of plants. They are much faster at maturing that most common fruits and vegetables. The best part about growing mushrooms is that they don’t eat up space in your garden! When done right, these fungi can look beautiful and taste amazing too. If...

Best Herbs for Shade

While most herbs require some sunlight, these herbs actually thrive in the shade. This is great for anyone who has areas in their garden that have shade because they're barren. If you're tired of looking at the boring, bare, shady corner, you'll love the herbs on this list that...
Onions are a must have in many kitchens. They're easy to grow from seed and many gardeners start them indoors before the last frost in order to have a jump start on the gardening season. Onion seeds do very well in any seed starting mix. Fresh Seeds Always start with fresh...
Don’t you hate it when your pond gets overwhelmed by disgusting, mossy, weedy growth that doesn’t seem to go away? It makes the water in your pond look absolutely terrible. Visitors to your garden can’t see a single thing in your gorgeous pond because of it. If you have...

Growing Leeks from Seed

There are two traditional ways to grow leeks. The first of these is growing leeks from seed; the second is to buy "starts" which are essentially leek seedlings. Growing leeks from seed is just as effective as the other method, and can work out a lot more cost-effective. The...
If you're looking for tropical foliage you'll love the banana plant. It can quickly transform any garden into a lush tropical adventure. Banana plants are cold hardy and will easily over winter to zone 4. You'll want plenty of space for your banana plant. They can quickly grow and will...