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Harvesting Sunflower Seeds! How To Harvest, Dry & Roast Seeds

There’s no doubt that harvesting sunflower seeds is a great way to extend the joy you get from growing such cheerful plants. Sunflowers are one of the best plants to add to your property. Not only do they look stunning standing tall amongst your other plants and flowers, but they are also great for attracting …

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How To Stop Slugs Naturally – Homemade Slug Traps And More!

Is there any way to stop slugs naturally and safely without using harsh chemicals? If you are experiencing cool, damp weather conditions, chances are you might also be dealing with slugs. Slugs are shell-less mollusks that secrete mucus for protection and to help them travel around.  While they might come across as harmless, slow-moving, slimy …

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Hanging Basket Care – How To Keep Your Baskets Flowering All Summer!

This week’s podcast and corresponding article are all about hanging basket care – or more importantly, how to keep them flowering and gorgeous all summer long! It’s true that hanging baskets and containers add instant color and interest to your landscape and property. But for many gardeners, by mid-summer, many of their gorgeous baskets start …

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How To Deadhead Annuals & Perennials – Have Healthier Plants & More Blooms!

This week’s podcast and corresponding article are all about how to deadhead annuals & perennials. Doing this simple procedure can make a huge difference in both the health of your plants and how well and how often they bloom! Contrary to what you might think, deadheading doesn’t only affect the blooming power of your flowers …

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Why You Should Grow Zinnias In Your Vegetable Garden – 6 Great Benefits!

Are you wondering if it’s truly worth it to grow zinnias in your vegetable garden this year? The answer is an astonishing YES!  Zinnias grow as annuals in Zones 2 through 8. They are heat and drought-tolerant and are overlooked by deer and other wildlife. In addition, they are easy to sow and maintain all …

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How To Keep Begonias Blooming All Summer – The Simple Secrets To Success!

Begonias are one of the most classic flowering annuals of all – and certainly a flower that with just a bit of help, you can keep blooming from late spring all the way until late fall. These old-time favorite flowers are well known for their colorful prolific blooms and their dense green foliage. Their blooms …

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6 Annual Flowers That Attract Honeybees – How To Bring In Pollinators!

Looking for a few beautiful annual flowers to attract honeybees to your landscape? In order for a garden to be successful and productive, it needs to have pollinators nearby. And one of the best pollinators around is the workhorse honeybee. While some plants can self pollinate, most rely on pollinators to transfer pollen from one …

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How To Create A Butterfly Garden – Plants & Tips For Attracting Butterflies

Creating a butterfly garden is a great way to not only add visual interest to your property but also create a wonderful space that will attract and sustain all life cycles of these beautiful pollinators!  Butterflies are fun to watch flutter around, but they are also very beneficial to both vegetable and flower gardens. Butterflies …

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How To Keep Cosmos Blooming Strong – From Spring Until Fall!

Cosmos are one of the easiest and beautiful annual flowers to grow from seeds, and with just a few basic tips, you can keep them healthy and blooming all season long.  These daisy-like flowers are quick to impress. They can go from seed to flowering plant in just two short months. But without a little …

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The Amazing Benefits of Growing Marigolds In Your Garden & Flowerbeds

This week’s podcast and corresponding article are all about the mighty marigold, and the amazing benefits growing marigolds can bring to your garden and flowerbeds. It is not often that we dedicate an entire podcast or article to the benefits of a single plant. But when it comes to all that growing marigolds can do …

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