Floral arrangement of Roses

Each year, Mother’s Day falls on the second Sunday in May. Over the years, we have evolved from honoring not only our own mothers, but also other relatives, friends, and neighbors who are mothers. If you’re looking for some simple but heartfelt gift ideas for the special mothers in your life, why not a bouquet…

Throughout history, flowers have been used by cultures all over the world as decorative additions to the garden. We also know some flowers have therapeutic properties, can be edible, and provide soothing or enjoyable scents. Arrangements are common at weddings, funerals, other social gatherings, and are sent as get-well wishes. And of course, flowers have…

Planting your garden and watching it grow is considered the “fun part” of gardening. The clean-up chores often feel less glamorous. But with a little creativity, you can put many garden byproducts to use in or around the home, giving some of them a second life. Planning fun projects for your “leftovers” can make these…

Outdoor Fire pit with string lights

Fire pits have exploded in popularity in recent years, and for good reason. Not only do they provide heat and lighting for nighttime gatherings; fire pits encourage us to slow down and enjoy the simpler things in life. They appeal to kids and adults alike and can be enjoyed year round. So, it’s understandable that…

Rainbow of bearded iris

Now that April has arrived, you might be noticing flowers and trees that are blooming in full splendor. If you’re wondering what you could plan in your own yard, so that you can enjoy beautiful early spring blooms next year, this blog is for you! The following trees and flowers would make a lovely addition…

Person writing about nature in their journal outside.

If you’re the type of person who marvels at the beauty of nature, why not record your reflections in a journal? Often we think of journaling as keeping a diary of our everyday thoughts, but you can also focus a journal on one particular topic. For the nature lover, this type of journal can not…

white lilies flowers in green grass close up

Every time another holiday rolls around, the lobby of your grocery store fills up with seasonal, decorative plants. Or perhaps you’ve been gifted with a few festive flora. But once the season has concluded, you might be wondering what to do with your potted decor. Do you hang on to decorations that don’t seem quite…

The past year has found many of us exploring new hobbies, and home brewing has surged in popularity. If you also enjoy gardening, why not combine the two pastimes and grow your own hops? That way, you can be certain of exactly what goes into your home brews and go all organic if you prefer….

Airstream parked in front yard of a home using a driveway extension and curb.

An RV can add fun and excitement to your family life, or simply provide a traveling home for single people. But more and more RV owners are looking beyond campgrounds for their RVs. Some are setting them up for part-time use at home, while others live in them full-time. Why park at home? Yes, you…

Dischidia ruscifolia or dave plant decorate on wall

Gardening appeals to the very young, the very old, urban dwellers, country folk, and just about everyone! But for some of us, space can be an issue. For others, traditional in-ground gardening has exhausted its novelty. If you’re looking for something unique and exciting, or if you feel limited by a smaller yard, a vertical…

Gone are the days of simple playground structures being the talk of the block. In the coming year we will continue to see a focus on getting more creative with outdoor spaces, especially with regard to making these areas fun and useful for children. This is especially true considering the fact that kids are spending…

Many of us are feeling a need for more outdoor time lately, and who couldn’t use a bit of self-therapy these days? Gardening provides for both of these needs, by encouraging you to spend more enjoyable and even meditative time outside. And luckily, gardening never gets boring, because new trends continuously emerge to keep us…

indoor food gardening

Throughout 2020, home gardening exploded in popularity throughout the country. Our 42 million gardeners swelled to 63 million within the span of a year, and there are no signs of the trend reversing. In fact, most home gardeners report that they want to go bigger and better in 2021! Whenever a hobby enjoys sudden, increased…

indoor food gardening

When it comes to gardening, most of the “fun stuff” tends to happen during spring and summer. But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some time in the garden right now! In fact, planning and preparing throughout the cooler season can lead to a more productive and beautiful garden later in the year. Build raised…

Pink pale roses bush over summer garden or park nature backgroun

Spring is just around the corner, and for rose enthusiasts, that means your planning sessions are now in full bloom. As you prepare your garden for a busy growing season, you’re probably considering an addition of one or more new varieties of roses. We don’t blame you; roses can be addictive! As you continue planning,…

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