Gardening

5 Tips for Making Your Landscaping Eco-Friendly Thumbnail

Now that beautiful weather has returned and summer is approaching, my family is starting to spend a lot more time outdoors. But if I'm honest, our backyard is not the most appealing place to spend time. There is a concrete patio slab with no shade and our lawn is patchy at best and covered in [...]

Meet Two of the Women Disrupting the Beekeeping World Thumbnail

Farming is a profession where people typically imagine men, but more and more women across the nation are creating and seizing opportunities in the agricultural world. Whether it's to help low-income women find jobs or to teach urban citizens about agricultural pursuits, women are opening up to farming like never before. One of those women [...]

Aerogarden Review & Update: 19 Days Later Thumbnail

So...a few weeks ago, you may recall my excitement about the Aerogarden 3SL indoor gardening system. You know. That contraption that promised to turn me into a master gardener overnight. OK. That's an over-exaggeration. But the Aerogarden did promise to help me grow herbs, veggies and even flowers right on my kitchen counter, with little effort or [...]

Aerogarden: Perfect for the Lazy Gardener Thumbnail

Over the years, I have tried growing things SO many times. Really, I have. The problem is that I'm really just not good at it. You see, I have a habit of forgetting to check on plants. They're usually on the balcony or now that we're in a house, on the back patio. Therefore, they [...]

Finishing the Patio with a Beautiful Container Thumbnail

You may remember that my husband and I recently gave our patio a little makeover, mostly to rescue it from the pollen residue spring left behind — not to mention all the junk that had overtaken it during the cold months. Well, the final result was good, but something was still missing: You see that space [...]