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Adirondack Chairs Are Great for Your Garden

If you’re a gardener, you surely have a deep appreciation for outdoor furniture because kicking back and relaxing outdoors is the best way to enjoy the fruits of your outdoor labor. The Adirondack Chair is a great option for your outdoor space. Even though the Adirondack Chair hearkens back to the turn of the 20th century, it …

Fern Plant History – Learn About The Long Evolution Of Ferns

Ferns are classified as vascular plants because they have the capability to use specialized tissues to transport water and nutrients throughout the plant. They are unique in the plant world because they produce not by flowers or seeds, but via spores. These ancient, moisture- and shade-loving plants date back as far as the Jurassic period. Some historians …

9 Tips For Improving Your Garden’s Soil Quality

Better soil means better growth and a better, healthier garden, and here are some great tips on how to achieve it. 1) Improve Your Soil’s Drainage I’m really starting with the easy stuff, aren’t I? Don’t despair! Checking and improving the drainage of your soil is probably a lot easier than you think it would be. Testing …

9 Tips For Improving Your Garden’s Soil Quality

Better soil means better growth and a better, healthier garden, and here are some great tips on how to achieve it. 1) Improve Your Soil’s Drainage I’m really starting with the easy stuff, aren’t I? Don’t despair! Checking and improving the drainage of your soil is probably a lot easier than you think it would be. Testing …

Garage Mushrooms

Anyone with a garden knows how great it is to grow your own, as there’s nothing like the freshness of picking vegetables and a few minutes later cooking with them. Well, you can do that with mushrooms too. Fresh mushrooms are a great source of protein and add flavor and texture to any dish. I’ve always enjoyed …

The Pros And Cons Of Upside Down Tomatoes

I know you’ve seen them even if only on late night infomercials – those green Topsy Turvy upside-down tomato planters. Some people think they look rather odd, but the fact is there are a number of reasons to grow tomatoes upside down. And while upside-down tomato planters have been a popular space-saving solution for at least a …

7 Tips For Keeping Your Garden Pond Healthy

A pond in the backyard can make for hours of fun for kids and adults alike. Like all water elements, ponds are relaxing and lovely,reflecting sky and nearby plants. They can also attract frogs and beneficial insects, like dragonflies, that lay their eggs in water. Maintaining a healthy pond isn’t as complex as it may sound.Here are …

Wild Muscadine Grapes: The Rich American History Of Muscadine Grapes

France can have its Cabernet and Petit Verdot, but here in the U.S.A. we have our own grapes, wild muscadine grapes. Muscadine grape history is rich in this region. Native to the Southeastern United States, wild muscadine grapes (Vitus rotundifolia) have been utilized for over 400 years, first by Native Americans and then by emigrating settlers. While …

Wild Muscadine Grapes: The Rich American History Of Muscadine Grapes

France can have its Cabernet and Petit Verdot, but here in the U.S.A. we have our own grapes, wild muscadine grapes. Muscadine grape history is rich in this region. Native to the Southeastern United States, wild muscadine grapes (Vitus rotundifolia) have been utilized for over 400 years, first by Native Americans and then by emigrating settlers. While …