Get Some Rest

It’s ironic that after a tough day it can be hard to get to sleep. Our minds sometimes refuse to slow down. Personally, I hate laying in bed with my brain running like a gerbil on an exercise wheel. This can happen at odd times – most often when the day was eventful but sometimes a movie will engage my imagination so much I start thinking about being part of the action onscreen and...

Terracotta Pots

Ten Terracotta Tricks

Plastic Liners – If you like the look of terracotta pots but hate how quickly they dry out, line them with a plastic pot before planting. The plastic pot will help retain moisture in the soil but you’ll still enjoy the rustic look of terracotta. Terracotta Flues – When looking for terracotta, don’t confine yourself to the garden section. This material is used to make clay flue tiles, drainage pipe, and even roof tiles....

Container Garden

Caring For Containers in Summer

More and more people are discovering the joy of container gardening. They may have limited space – or limited time – in which to garden. For them a couple of containers on their balcony, patio, or porch steps will do the trick nicely. We are now in the middle of summer heat when all plants, whether in the ground or in a container, will be stressed. To help you and your container garden survive...

Mixed Berries

Sweet Summer

Hey guys, this is a lightning-fast post to say I’m off for a week on a trip to Ohio. Now that may not sound like the “garden spot” of the world but for me it’s definitely where I want to go. I’m off to attend one of the biggest horticultural conferences in the country Cultivate ’16. This is my first time so I’m simultaneously nervous and excited. In the meantime, I thought I’d drop...