Maturing Hanging Tomatoes

These planters are designed just for growing plants upside down! It’s very cool and great for small space gardening because they don’t take up any ground area at all. They are commonly used for tomatoes and peppers but also can be used for cucumbers, squash…

Companion planting is based on the concept that the qualities of some plants can benefit others when planted nearby. Some plants repel pests and help others by keeping the pests away from them and then for example other plants will help to enrich the flavour…

Potatoes Growing in Bags 2011

It’s easy to think that growing potatoes would be a challenge, but it’s really so easy when you use bags.  You don’t even need that much space and you don’t need any ground to dig in either. This is another great way to grow some…

Hummingbird

The video you are about to watch was shot from my kitchen window in mid January 2012. You can clearly see the snow on the ground in the background and a serious lack of flowers. There are very limited food sources for the birds this…

Blueberries

Young blueberry plants are quite forgiving as well, they will grow well in a container for many years. Their growth characteristic is shrub like and they have a smaller space requirement for their roots. They are definitely not like a raspberry plant and will not…

Delphinium

Some perennial flowers and grasses need to have the assistance of their wilted summer foliage to use for winter protection and insulation from the cold wet weather. Many need the protection for the many drab rainy months of a temperate climate. These ones listed below prefer…

Mason Bee

It’s important that we help the Mason bees and provide habitats for them whenever possible.  Most everyone knows about the honey bee and how critically important its pollination duties are to the food supply we rely on. It’s also been well publicized that our honey…

Carnivorous Yellow Pitcher Plant

They encompass a large and interesting family of plants which includes over 720 species. They are well worth the effort it takes to learn their special needs and care for the them in a way that allows them to thrive. They need some very different care…

Drip Nozzle in a Cherry Tree Container

Using a drip irrigation system is a very efficient way to maximize your time and effort. It also reduces water usage in the garden while giving your plants deep root watering. The use of a properly constructed drip system will keep all the plants watered…

Skeletonized Raspberry Leaf

What is a Skeletonizer?  The pest group called “skeletonizers” is a category of worms or bugs that will completely devour the entire green leafy part of a plant leaving only the rib structure of the leaf. These are a very destructive creature that is highly…

Red Raspberries

Are you convinced that you can’t grow anything at all and have a completely brown thumb?  I guarantee you – there is hope! Growing raspberries is like trying to grow weeds, seriously.  You’ll be able to grow a bounty of delicious raspberries, promise. They’re so easy and…

Young Indoor Basil Outside

This delicious Basil Dressing or marinade is useful for many different dishes and appetizers.  Your guests will love the fresh from the garden flavour when you use your own home grown basil.  Ingredient List 1/2 cup    Freshly grown basil leaves 2 cloves    Fresh…

Tropical Plants

The tropical plant displays are always so beautiful when you go to the nursery. So many of them would look just great in that empty spot in the office or at home. The plants are so beautiful in the store because they get wonderful care from…

Hummingbirds are beautiful, fast, fascinating and elegant all at the same time. Generally, hummingbirds like flowers that have a downward hanging “spout” type flower shape. So if you plant these type flowers you’re sure to attract these lovely birds. Here’s a short list of more…

Varigated Rubber Tree

Typically tropical plants like bright locations, like the tropical sun. But there are some types of tropical plants that will tolerate a low light environment. If you have any amount of natural light in your home then there is a tropical plant variety available that will suit…