So, you have decided to get a few backyard hens. I congratulate you on this The chicken movement is on fire, even in urban areas, as more and more people realize the benefits of having fresh farm eggs at their fingertips. Well, as long as your girls are laying, that is. Contrary to what you might think, there are a few key things to consider to ensure your chickens produce healthy and nutritious eggs consistently. Let’s take a look at how you can be sure you are always in eggs!
For most people, gardens are going like gangbusters right about now. You have gotten plenty of rain and are happily harvesting and sharing fresh veggies with friends and neighbors. However, you also know that soon, all too soon, it will be time to clean out the garden as the season winds down for another year. If you want to continue to have fresh greens for your family all winter long, consider hydroponics, the art of growing plants without soil.
There’s just something about climbing roses that makes me think of idyllic English gardens and fairytale cottages. If you love the look but have been hesitant to take the plunge into rose gardening, let me tell you…it’s not as hard as you think. This simple guide will give you everything you need to know about growing climbing roses and will set you on the path to success.
As you are planning for your greenhouse, don’t forget one of the most critical elements, the floor. What you might not know is that floors are the foundation of a greenhouse in many ways. An improper floor can be highly counterintuitive to what you are trying to accomplish, so much care needs to be put into both material and installation.
Though not the most common houseplant, calathea ornata or the pinstripe plant is known for its striking leaves and intriguing visual appeal. Often considered finicky, this tropical beauty will flourish with a little love and attention. If you want a foliage plant that looks great all year long and rewards your effort, or if you simply want a bit of a growing challenge, this is the one for you. Follow these tips to level-up your houseplant game and branch out of your comfort zone with the incredible pinstripe plant.
While indoor plants for decor are undoubtedly beautiful, there’s something to be said for plants that are pretty and functional. If you love to cook, want easy access to fragrant herbs for drying or tea making, or simply have an empty kitchen windowsill that you want to fill, consider planting an indoor herb garden. Don’t worry, it’s not as hard as you think, and if you follow these simple tricks, you’ll be able to enjoy fresh, free herbs all year long.
Palms are some of the most inviting indoor plants. They immediately conjure up images of a tropical paradise and leave you remembering your last vacation to the beach. Since most climates are not suitable for these tropical beauties due to cool temperatures and low humidity, it makes sense to bring them indoors and watch them flourish.
The chaos of the busy planting season along with a frenzied harvest and preparations for fall can leave your outdoor shed looking a little chaotic. Since you pretty much have to halt all other garden activities until spring, now is a great time to reorganize and reevaluate your garden shed and determine what you really need. Set aside some time on the next sunny weekend to create the ultimate storage shed. Your future self will thank you when you know exactly where to find that obscure weeding tool. Don’t know where to start? Follow these tips, and you’ll be organized in no time.
Your sunroom should be an oasis. A place where you can relax, unwind, and enjoy being close to nature while still in the comfort of your own home. If your house has an underutilized sunroom that is nothing but a bare room with some wicker furniture and a potted plant, it’s time to kick things up a notch and take advantage of your beautiful space. If you are looking to add a sunroom to your home, there are a few things you should keep in mind as you design it. Either way, if you include these nine elements and a little personal flair, you will soon have an ideal relaxation paradise.