How to Start a Butterfly Garden

This is a great post on the North American Butterfly Association site. It explains everything you need to know to establish a garden that attracts butterflies. The post begins: “Tips and Techniques on how to start a butterfly garden. No matter how large or small an area, you can have a butterfly garden that creates […]

22 Best Flowers for Full Sun ~ Heat Tolerant Flowers for Containers

This post shares 22 different flowers that LOVE full sun and heat. Even better, you can grow them in containers. They work well on balconies, patios, rooftop gardens, and in sunny areas of larger gardens. You’ll find: A beautiful photograph of each flower A short profile of the flower Best zones for growth One flower […]

14 Best DIY Self-Watering Container Garden Ideas

A lot of people have busy schedules and busy lives and sometimes forget to water their gardens. This post discusses 14 different approaches to self-watering gardens. This is a method where you provide a water source that your container plants can draw on during the day. Here are just a few: A self-watering wicking garden […]

How to Turn a Pallet into a Garden

This is a tutorial by Fern that explains how to make a pallet garden from start to finish. She includes some great photographs. This method of vertical gardening would work on a balcony, patio, balcony, or other small space garden. Learn how to: Select the right pallet How to prepare the pallet How to plant […]

10 Tips to Start a Balcony Flower Garden

This post is filled with great tips on starting a balcony garden. There are also some beautiful photographs. How to start your garden 3 Important Factors Picking the Right Plants What to Avoid Colors Pots + More! Click on the 10 Tips to Start a Balcony Flower Garden link to see some excellent small space gardening tip. […]

8 Of The Best Berries To Grow In Containers

This is a very helpful post on selecting the best berries to grown in containers on your balcony (or patio or roof top).  You’ll find: Recommended Berry Growing Zone Planting information Helpful Links Great photographs To see all of the different berries you can grow on your balcony, click on the 8 Of The Best Berries […]

Selecting a Birdhouse: Top 5 Considerations

Whether you plan to buy a birdhouse or build a birdhouse, this article has some key considerations to think about. As the post begins: “Many bird enthusiasts purchase a birdhouse at a local discount store and later find that it does not attract any birds. Wild bird watchers are often tempted to select a birdhouse […]

29 Fantastic Garden Lighting Ideas

As the author of this post begins: “There are plenty of reasons to light up your yard. You may want to highlight features, line paths, or illuminate your gathering area. Another reason for outdoor lighting is to accentuate and protect your garden area. When the sun goes down your garden can be left in the […]

Cheap Backyard Gardening Ideas

This post has some interesting and inexpensive backyard gardening ideas. As Kelly states: Upgrading your landscape, patio, or deck doesn’t have to be expensive or time-consuming. Here are 15 budget-smart backyard and inexpensive landscaping ideas to help you love your yard more. Please note this is a slideshow post.  Click on the purple “Next” and […]

How to Start a Butterfly Garden

This post by the North American Butterfly Association describes how to start a butterfly garden in your back yard. As the article states: Beginning a butterfly garden can be as simple as choosing flowering plants that will invite adult butterflies to your garden to feed. But if you want to create a butterfly garden that […]