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Using Seaweed For Compost: Learn How To Compost Seaweed
Therefore, you should check before harvesting seaweed as aand follow these guidelines to maintain the marine ecosystem:When using seaweed for compost, take only what you need and harvest either from below the tide mark or from the floating shallows.Do...
Ohio
Willoughby
Homemade Gifts from the Garden
There is nothing more special than sharing your harvest. Begin with a pound of soften, unsalted butter. The beauty of these types of plants is that they are made for sharing. The garden is a great source for all sorts of homemade gifts that are perfect...
California
El Segundo
Yes, Joyce, there is a Money Tree (Pachira)
Ugh, tax time! Are you wishing that you had a magic money tree? A minor point but one that some readers may find importantMoney Tree art at left by the incomparable "Inky" Used here with permission, Thank you! Inky Art not to be used elsewhere without...
California
El Segundo
Garden Crafts: How-to Instructions For A Macrame\' Hanging Planter
You will need something that can put a bit of tension on the rope as you do the macrame.Hold the 18" cord so that a tail sticks up above the hanging loop by several inches. Now, double the cord from this length.
California
El Segundo
Bad luck with houseplants? Try lucky bamboo
As long as the roots are in water, the sky is the limit on arrangement. Short stems of bamboo sell for a dollar or so. That stem is rotting and should be removed immediately.The rest of the canes are usually fine.
California
El Segundo
A Grapevine Christmas Tree
I have sprightly garden Santas, garden angels, miniature gardening tools, flower and butterfly ornaments, and all manner of garden knick-knacks made especially for hanging on a Christmas tree.
California
El Segundo
Warm and Cozy Buckwheat Seeds?
I reminded her that she is a miracle maker. When my friends call me during the winter months, most know better than to ask how I am. And I did, to no avail.Then one day I received a note from the southwest: “I'm sending you a package, watch for it.
California
El Segundo
DIY Seaweed Fertilizer: Making Fertilizer Out Of Seaweed
However, after using seaweed in the garden, you may see it more as a miraculous gift from Poseidon than a nuisance. Only collect what you need, as extra seaweed can quickly become a slimy, smelly mess as it decomposes.freestar.queue.push(function() {...
Ohio
Willoughby
My favorite, versatile, new gardening tool is my \
If I had this capability a few years earlier, I would have bought more of those 50-centartemisia (what a thug!) It can link me to Dave's Garden at almost any time. One day I came upon bare root roses at bare bones prices.
California
El Segundo
Seaweed Fertilizer Benefits: Fertilizing With Seaweed In The Garden
Safe, all-natural garden products are a win-win for both plants and the environment. Either method lends itself to mixing with water and spraying or creating granules and powders that are directly mixed into soil.
Ohio
Willoughby
Hummers at your window - a great gift idea!
An internet search for 'hummingbird window feeder' will turn up a whole list of possibilities for you. Here's a goodwith a lot of information about feeders and maintenance including cleaning.In May, I hung my HummZinger on a pole near my pool and within...
California
El Segundo
Party Favors From the Heart: African Violets and Handmade Containers
Sticking to my thrifty roots, I started in the places I knew best: the "save me" shelf at big box stores, my wonderful Dave's Garden friends, and my knowledge of propagation.I started at big box stores, which have a penchant for not watering or completely...
California
El Segundo
Gardening Gifts A to Z
Easy on, durable, wash with a hose--what's not to love? (Once she's used PlantFiles, I'll bet she'll be hooked.) A trial subscription with full feature access is a real deal at only five dollars.
California
El Segundo
Diana\'s Anise Biscotti
Anise seed is also used as flavoring in baked goods, root beer, gum, candies and alcoholic beverages. Fennel or anise provides the distinctive flavor in Italian sausages and in other savory dishes, such as pork or tomato sauces.
California
El Segundo
What the Gardener Gets for Christmas
How many took my advice, printed the article, and left it laying around for loved ones to see? Did it say, “Garden more, work less?” Or did it say, “Time Began in a Garden?” They don't say, “Bunny Crossing” or “Dad's Garden” because they're...
California
El Segundo
Plant Profiles For New Gardeners: Sempervirens tectorum, Hens and Chicks
They are generally very inexpensive and often a friend or neighbor will simply hand you a few 'chicks' if asked. It was thought to protect inhabitants from thunder and lightning strikes, so was a common sight planted on thatch and sod roofs.
California
El Segundo
Gifts from and for Gardeners: How to Make a Discharge Printed Vest
Deeply cut tree leaves such as maple, oak, or locust are good choices also. This process can take between three and ten minutes. If you choose to do this, be careful not to spray the developing botanical print.
California
El Segundo
Handmade decorative paper with added flowers, seeds, leaves
(These extra sheets merely make it easy to get the wet, fragile sheets out of the frame.) Once I get the hang of the paper thickness I want, I put down another screen over the pulp and run a fat dowel over the “sandwich” to squeeze out excess water...
California
El Segundo
Plant Profiles for New Gardeners: Zinnias
Many new gardeners are starting to plan their first adventure into our crazy, wonderful world. Without a little guidance from seasoned veterans, they often choose seeds and plants that are more challenging than their budding skills can handle.
California
El Segundo
Clay Critters for Plant Pots: A great kid craft for inside days
Kids going a little stir crazy? You'll find a rainbow of colors at your local craft store or at online sources such asThe first step is to warm up the clay by working it with your hands until it's soft.
California
El Segundo
Just add water, Paperwhites bring a hint of spring
When you see that classic cliche,"just add water," you're inclined to think there's a catch. But forcing paperwhite narcissus bulbs to bloom can be almost as easy as "just add water."
California
El Segundo
Plant Profiles for New Gardeners: Daylilies
You can then remove the pod and harvest your seeds. In fact, the only daylily in this article's images that is a named variety is the image of the pink ones at the top of this paragraph.
California
El Segundo
Five Household Items That Contain Seaweed
It is a clean, efficient way to naturally treat water for use in the home.Seaweed is a common ingredient in supplemental vitamins and is also a component in medicines that treat arthritis, colds, the flu and tuberculosis.
California
Santa Monica
How to Grow Seaweed at Home
Seaweed is a large variety of algae that grows in both fresh and salt water. Turn the stove on to medium heat, and leave it until the water reaches 81 degrees Fahrenheit. The rock should be wide and short.Fill a large stock pot with water, and set it...
California
Santa Monica
What Is Kelp Meal: Tips For Using Kelp Seaweed Fertilizer On Plants
Due to this constant filtration, the kelp plant grows at exorbitant rates, sometimes as much as up to 3 feet a day. Kelp seaweed has a cell structure that filters sea water looking for the oceans rich nutrients.
Ohio
Willoughby
A Quick & Easy Harvest Apron
I used a sewing machine for nearly all the embellishments at first, but a friend's request for another harvest apron while my sewing machine was in the shop forced me to be more creative with attaching buttons and loops.Snaps and latch catches can be...
California
El Segundo
Sweet Solution for Garden Hot Peppers
In New Jersey, we process in a boiling water canner for approximately 5-10 minutesRemove and set undisturbed to cool overnight. The natural color is just as appealing with the pepper bits suspended in the glistening jelly.The recipe for making hot pepper...
California
El Segundo
What Plants Grow in the Indian Ocean?
The heavy growth of the grass discourages the growth of other plants within its colony.Phytoplankton are an important plant group found in all oceans, including the Indian Ocean. Eelgrass is also referred to as tapegrass or wild celery, and grows from...
California
Santa Monica
Ornamental Oreganos - For Butterflies, for Bees, for Beauty...But Not for You!
It flowers slightly later for me than Herrenhausen and has a paler flower, which is more abundant and billowing. Why not try it? The bees and butterflies will thank-you! And there?s a pretty choice for so many climates!
California
El Segundo