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Central Texas gardening tips for a bloomin’ landscape

With spring finally arriving in Central Texas, gardeners all over the Austin area are gearing up for a bountiful planting season with these Texas gardening tips. If you’ve spent the past months browsing through seed catalogs and dreaming of warmer weather, now is the time to finally roll up your sleeves and get your hands in the dirt! Choose your...

Organic Vegetable Gardening Tips You’ll Want To Use

#1 It’s All About The Soil There’s an old adage in the organic gardening world that you don’t feed your plants, you feed your soil. If you have a healthy soil, your plants will grow a ton better than if you’ve killed off the microorganisms by using chemicals and/or excessive amounts of chemical fertilizers. Add organic matter such as compost or...

Winter Gardening Tips from USDA Zone 3 – HorticultureHorticulture

Text by Amy Grisak, from a feature on Tizer Botanic Gardens and Arboretum that appeared in the January/February 2013 issue of Horticulture. Even though their property, Tizer Botanic Gardens and Arboretum, sits in USDA Zone 3 Montana, Richard and Belva Krott successfully grow plants that technically shouldn’t survive in their area. Here are their tips on how you can, too. “Don’t...

What Your Poop Means about Your Health – Home and Gardening Ideas

Do You Know What Your Poop Means about Your Health? Poop may not be a topic everyone likes to discuss, but your daily poo can tell you a lot about your health. Your doctor may not have asked you about it, but it’s important to know that most diseases and issues begin in your gut. So, looking at what is...

Gardening 101: Japanese Sweet Flag Grass

Japanese Sweet Flag Grass, Acorus gramineus: “Water’s Sedge” Japanese sweet flag grass is one of those plants with a proclivity for water which also happen to resemble flowing water. This makes it much admired and appreciated, at least in my book. When I design around a water feature, whether it’s a tumbling waterfall, a bubbling urn or a meandering dry...

The Guide to Organic Gardening Pest and Problem Control

The first rule for organic gardening pest and problem, control is to relax about most pest control issues. You’ll see holes in leaves and chunks missing here and there because that’s how nature works.If you want to see butterflies you have to allow the not-as-pretty caterpillars to eat your plants because those caterpillars turn into flitting beauties.If you want...

Wandering Jew Plant Outdoors? Yes, It’s Possible! | Epic Gardening

Is it possible to grow wandering jew plant outdoors? Absolutely. It started there, after all! But there’s some tricks to growing these plants so they thrive in an outdoor setting. Let’s talk about the best ways to provide for your Tradescantia-species plants. All wandering jew plants are similar in their requirements, so these tips will work for all types. Temperature and...

February Gardening Tips

With this recent cold weather, many of us are probably not spending much time outside in our gardens and landscape. For when we have warmer days in February, below are tips of what you can do in the garden this month. Lawn Do not apply “weed and feed” products. These contain both fertilizer and weed killer, but it is too early...

5 Best Gardening Gloves In 2019

Gardening can be a lot of fun, it can calm you, relax you, and is a great way to clear your head, blow off steam. For some, it’s an awesome, perhaps lesser appreciated way to indulge in your creativity. To make for a successful garden, though, you must invest in the best equipment. This includes the best leaf shredder,...