12 Hard to Kill Plants – Becoming a Green Thumb

Hard to Kill plants

Do you have a green thumb or do your plants tend to fade away? There is help for this! Yes, that is right, you can become a great gardener with hard to kill plants. While some plants need your full attention there are others that don’t like to be the centre of attention. This is where you can shine brightly for your hard to kill plants. When I began gardening and looking after the houseplants I bought, I failed often keeping them alive. There were many reasons for this, lighting, water and … Continue reading

Balcony Gardening – Creating an Oasis

Balcony Gardening

Most of my life I have lived in a house, with a yard for gardening. I loved spending time on the deck, watching my plants grow over time. I spent years taking care of my plants and when we moved I had to leave them behind.  Living in an apartment building has not stopped me, I now do balcony gardening. I want to be able to make use of what I plant in my oasis. I have a selection of colourful flowers, herbs and will be attempting a few fruits and veggies this … Continue reading

Pest Repelling Plants

pest repelling plants

Spending time outdoors in the nice weather, is a favourite thing to do, however, with that comes those buzzing and biting insects. If you have ever been sitting out in the garden or on the patio, you have probably been bitten once or twice many times by mosquitos, then spend days itching those bites. There are so many different ways to repel these insects but why use chemicals and sprays when you can grow our own, pest repelling plants and oil using the leaves and stems. Not only do some … Continue reading

Gardening Time

I love spring time and the warm weather. It means it is time for us to all get outside and enjoy every moment of it. For me, I love to spend time in my garden. At the beginning of spring it is usually quite a bit of hard work. Raking up leaves that were missed in the fall, adding more dirt, and the most important thing for me is to make sure that my perennials are waking up and coming alive to a new year of growth. In the back … Continue reading