How to grow Echinacea

 These hardy perennial plants are broadly referred to as Coneflowers. They are highly attractive to pollinators and make excellent cut flowers. They look spectacular in mass plantings. Timing Sow indoors 8-10 weeks before planting out. If started indoors in late winter, Echinacea may bloom in the first year. It can also be direct sown inContinue reading “How to grow Echinacea”

Using Orange peels in the garden

Gardens thrive off of the items we may otherwise be inclined to throw away, making them even more frugal and affordable to enjoy. Orange peels are no exception when it comes to household scraps you can use in your garden. Below are a few ways to use orange peel this garden season. Make your ownContinue reading “Using Orange peels in the garden”

Newspaper Pots for Seed-Starting

You can grow dozens of new plants to fill your yard and garden with great flavors and bright colors for the cost of just a few packets of seed. And you don’t even need to pay for seed trays or planting pots. Grab a few sections of newspaper out of the recycling bin, and inContinue reading “Newspaper Pots for Seed-Starting”

Inspire Wonder

A multi-vase arrangement that sparks child-like imagination can be the center of attention in any room. You can use collected vases and stems to tell a story inspiring a wonder and mystery in any place setting for a dinner party, or on a holiday theme mantel. To capture this atmosphere of imagination, I decided toContinue reading “Inspire Wonder”

Seed starting with egg cartons

Don’t throw away those egg crate cartons, because you can use them as a seed-starting tray this spring! Depending on the type of carton you have, you can even cut apart the individual sections and plant them, as the carton will biodegrade. Be sure to poke small holes for drainage, and put the cartons onContinue reading “Seed starting with egg cartons”

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