Small Trees for Small Gardens
There are many small trees that may fit into any sized garden, but are they better in small gardens? Small gardens may be defined as those that are on a small lot in town, or have a small amount of useable space. Or even a garden room that needs a small tree. Small trees fit […]
The champion tree program has sparked interest in old, large trees across the country. These large trees give viewers not only a sense of awe, but a glimpse into history. These champion trees each have a story to tell, some that have been forgotten and others that live on in the minds of locals. One […]
Celebrate the Season
Summer is here and full of baseball and 4-H projects. Among all the hustle and bustle, take some time to ‘smell the roses.’ Or better yet, cut some off and bring them inside to your kitchen table! I always have fond memories of summer. Summer means so much more than school is out and the […]
School is almost out for the year and that means the kids will be home for summer. Although they are outside of a classroom for a couple of months, it does not mean that they are done learning! Some of the best life lessons and learning experiences are taught at home! In the last few […]
Create a Nature Garden for Children
Every day I think about where my kids are going to play this summer when school gets out. When I was growing up I had acres of land to roam on, with no fear of traffic, or some neighbor spying on me, or all the dangers associated with today’s lifestyle. I had the garden, where […]
Common Landscape Plants with Unusual Edible Qualities: Not Your Typical Fruit or Vegetable!
We all want a landscape that is easy to maintain, provides beauty all year round, and provides benefits for our families, right? What if we create landscapes that are even more beneficial to our families and to wildlife, where we could, in season, simply pick fruit right off the tree in our backyard? And what […]
Views Outdoors and Pictures of Plants May Reduce Stress and Speed Recovery from Surgery.
The following article, published by Scientific American, will hit home for those of you who have ever spent much time in a hospital or have worked in an office or school without much for windows. Read on to discover how much plants can affect your quality of life. The notion that the fresh breezes, dappled […]