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 […]

Easy Guide to Growing Microgreens

Anne has so many great gardening posts on her site, The Micro Gardener. ( In this post, she explains everything you need to know to grow microgreens in your garden. She begins: “Second only to sprouts, microgreens are the quickest food crop we urban gardeners can grow! If you have limited time, space or gardening […]

Easy Guide to Growing Basil

Basil is one of my favorite herbs and is pretty easy to grow. This post by Anne explains everything you need to know to grow basil in your garden. Anne begins: “As a gardener and cook, I couldn’t bear to have a garden without Basil. This fragrant herb is not only grown for its flavour […]

Choosing Fruit Trees for Small Gardens

Anne is a gardener in Australia who shares some tips for selecting fruit trees for small gardens. She begins her post with: “I grow a LOT of fruit trees in a small space. Some in containers, others in the garden. It’s highly productive and I grow kilos of fruit every year. Some fruit trees are […]

What Is Japanese Wabi-Sabi Gardening

I had not heard of Japanese Wabi-Sabi Gardening, so I read this article with interest. What I like is that wabi-sabi techniques can be used in any type of garden. Ilana begins by explaining what wabi-sabi is: “Wabi sabi can be defined as “beauty in imperfection” and can incorporate asymmetry, incompleteness, impermanence, and simplicity. In […]

Growing 5 Best Heirloom Tomatoes In Pots

There’s nothing that tastes better than a sun-warmed tomato fresh from the garden. The good news for people with small garden areas including balconies, patios, and urban gardens is that you can grow full-size heirloom tomatoes in containers! This post by Tina explains everything you need to know. Tina begins: “If you don’t have space for […]

Humidity-Absorbing Houseplants

If you live in an area where there’s excess humidity, one way to reduce that humidity is to grow certain plants in your home. This post explains the benefits and recommends specific plants. Bonnie begins the post with: “Winter mold, mustiness and damp in the home are caused by excess humidity. The problem happens in […]

Small Garden Ideas

I think that you can create a garden in almost any space you have, whether it’s a small pocket garden, balcony garden, rooftop garden etc. This post shares 17 different ideas for small gardens. It’s a slideshow that shows container gardens, adding color to shady garden spaces, welcoming wildlife, vertical gardening and more. Doug begins the […]

How To Build Wooden Birdhouses

Birdhouses are a great way to attract different varieties of birds to your yard or garden. This post includes photos of different wooden birdhouses, helpful tips, and instructions on how to build a wooden birdhouse. The post begins: People like me who love birds, having a beautifully hand-crafted birdhouse can be a wonderful addition to […]