How to Build a Garden Potting Bench

I love potting benches because every single one had its own personality. Anne needed a new potting bench for her mudroom. She decided to build it herself. She provides a link to the plans that she used for her bench. If you go down to the “Getting Started” section, you’ll see another link that will […]

Small Vegetable Garden Ideas

One of the great things for small space vegetable gardeners is that there’s a healthy selection of dwarf variety plants that grow well on patios, balconies, rooftops, in pocket gardens and other small spaces. Ellen begins this post with: “Growing a small vegetable garden is like living in a small house: it is not as […]

Smart Self-Watering Devices for Plants

Keeping your plants and flowers watered while you’re away on vacation can be a challenge. Having a friend or neighbor water your plants doesn’t always work out. Praying for rain also doesn’t always work.  This post by Stephanie offers several solutions. As she says: “Summer is the perfect time for weekend getaways like camping, cottaging, […]

Pocket Gardens, Pint-Size Patios and Urban Backyards

Laura shares some great ideas for pocket gardens, pint-size patios and urban backyards. She begins with: “A compact outdoor space can be a beautiful garden room with the right mix of plantings, furniture and creativity. Whether you have a sliver of a side yard, a petite patio or a compact urban lot, limited size does […]

Best Blue Flowers To Grow In Containers

This is a great post that goes into detail about 20 different blue flowers that grow well in pots and other containers. They’re ideal for balconies, patios, roof gardens, and other pocket or small space gardens. USDA Zones that are best for the flower Climate requirements Useful Growth information Links to related information Beautiful photos […]

Top 10 Secrets for Growing an Urban Balcony Garden

  Marie Viljoen has an apartment in Brooklyn with a small terrace that allows her to have a garden. She has a table and 2 chairs on the terrace and she grows much of her food in her garden. In this article, she shares her top 10 tips for planting and nurturing an edible urban […]

How To Grow Carrots In Pots

As this post begins: “Growing carrots in containers is easy and you can get a decent harvest of this sweet and crispy vegetable even if you don’t have a garden!” You don’t need an outdoor garden or a lot of space to crow carrots this summer. This post shares everything you need to know to […]

How To Choose Garden Gloves

If you’re debating using garden gloves or want to know what to look for in selecting garden gloves, Darcy has written a post that may help you. She begins: “Ok, not everyone is a fan but wearing loves in the garden is actually important if you want to avoid pricks from thorns, splinters or nasty […]

How to Create a Pocket Garden

In this post, Bonnie explains how to create a pocket garden. She begins: “Pocket gardens allow you the opportunity to brighten a space with living plants in underutilized spaces. Special unexpected pops of color and texture can soften even the sparest spaces and all you need is a little bit of soil and a niche of […]

How To Protect Tomato Plants From Squirrels

Gardening is a lot of work. Preparing the soil, planting, watering, weeding, fertilizing are all activities that take time and energy. So when you finally see veggies like tomato plants bear fruit, it’s painful to see critters like squirrels dining on your produce.  Ilana has some helpful tips to protect your tomatoes from squirrels. She […]