I love bird houses. Big ones, little ones, all different colors. I have a number of them all over my yard. Some are big enough for birds to move in and make a nest, and others are just for display. Recently I found some unpainted mini-birdhouses at Michaels craft store for $1 each and I…Read More DIY Birdhouse Fence Display
Healthcare, fitness and nutrition experts always recommend eating more fresh fruits and vegetables to maintain good health in kids and adults alike. Unfortunately, many individuals have concerns about the available fresh produce in the market today with most of these concerns centering on relatively high prices of and high concentrations of toxins in commercially produced…Read More Organic Gardening with Lean-to Greenhouses
Best Time of Year to Plant Garlic Fall is the time to plant garlic. Here are some tips for growing garlic to make next summer’s garlic harvest a bountiful one. To begin planting garlic obtain garlic stock from a reputable nursery. The garlic bulbs in grocery stores are not suitable for growing and…Read More Tips for Growing Garlic
I have always grown rhubarb in my garden. Sometimes we eat it and sometimes we don’t, but I think I just enjoy admiring its big green leaves and pretty red stalks. Rhubarb will grow almost anywhere. We have moved our rhubarb plant five times in the past twenty years (yes, twenty!). It just keeps…Read More How to Grow Rhubarb
No one needs tell a cat lover that cats hold Catnip in high regard. But cats aren’t the only ones that benefit from this common herb.It turns out that catnip has many uses. Catnip is known as a kitty aphrodisiac. Bruising the leaves of Catnip releases the essential oil (specifically nepetalactone) which mimics cat’s…Read More Catnip: Not Just for Kitty Anymore!