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!
Lawn aeration is a technique that most people will use at some time or another to keep their lawn looking fresh and healthy year after year. However, at the same time, there are also a lot of people are who are still left wondering what lawn aeration is and what it actually does. This is…Read More What is Lawn Aeration and What Does it Do?
Don’t toss out old or worn out garden planters. Sometimes all it takes is a little makeover to breathe new life into them. For the crafty gardener, decorating is a fun and worthwhile project. Here are two techniques you can use to easily give planters an antique, rusted look or the bright and endless patterns…Read More Two Ways to Spruce Up Old Garden Planters
Lemon Balm (Melissa Officinalis) is a hardy bushy perennial with green or gold scalloped leaves, tiny flowers and a lemon scent and flavor. Growing Lemon Balm Plant in well drained soil where there is full sun with midday shade. Gold leaf varieties tend to scorch in midday sun and create pale spots on leaves. Lemon…Read More Lemon Balm a Fragrant Garden Herb