Get Your Garden Off to the Best Possible Start with a Soil Test

Gardening articles everywhere recommend that you test your soil before doing anything else. And, if your garden is suffering, you’re just starting out as a gardener, or you’re a serial...

Easy Homemade Blueberry Cobbler Recipe

Easy Homemade Blueberry Cobbler Recipe This Easy Homemade Blueberry Cobbler Recipe is a delicious summer dessert recipe that’s perfect for a special occasion (or any night of the week –...

Lily of the Valley, Right Up My Alley

The first time I encountered lily of the valley, I smelled it before I saw it. I was hiking near a forested swamp and was caught off guard by something...

Delightful Daffodils, A Springtime Must-Have

Narcissus Bright and cheerful with a heavenly fragrance, daffodils are among the most beloved of spring’s harbingers. Photo by Lorna Kring. The flowers are notable for their hues of yellow or white,...

Ivy Geranium, the Queen of Hanging Baskets

Pelargonium peltatum Fast growing and brightly colored, ivy leaf geraniums take center stage in any hanging basket arrangement. In the family Geraniaceae, Pelargonium peltatum is commonly known as ivy leaf, trailing,...

Flowers, Fabric, and Brainpower: The Many Benefits of Growing Your Own Flax

LINUM Enjoying that breezy new linen shirt you picked up on sale last weekend? Linen, a textile crafted from a member of the Linum genus, is renowned for its use...