• How to Care for Calendula in Winter

    How to Care for Calendula in Winter

    Calendula is one of my very favorite herbs to grow in the garden. The bright, cheerful flowers provide a splash of color in the autumn...

  • Different Types of Bird of Paradise Plants

    Different Types of Bird of Paradise Plants

    With their tufted heads and uncanny beaks, all the different types of bird of paradise flowers (Strelitzia spp.) are showstoppers in their own right. Even...

  • How to Winterize Milkweed Plants

    How to Winterize Milkweed Plants

    I absolutely love milkweed. When the towering stalks pop up each summer, I get to watch my garden turn into a monarch butterfly paradise! Milkweed...

  • Scotch kale

    9 Kale Varieties You’ll Want To Grow

    Kale has been eaten for thousands of years, and in the Middle Ages, it was used to feed both humans and livestock. Originally descended from...

  • How to Overwinter Bird of Paradise Plants

    How to Overwinter Bird of Paradise Plants

    When I first moved to southern California from Montana to attend university, I was amazed by the diverse array of stunning plants: the pink sprays...

  • 9 of the Best Leaf Blowers

    9 of the Best Leaf Blowers

    If you have a property the size of Yosemite or you are simply fed up with raking autumn leaves, you might be thinking about adding...

  • How To Grow Pumpkins

    How To Grow Pumpkins For Perfect Pies

    Pumpkins are one of the most colorful and diverse plants in the Cucurbitaceae family, also known as the gourd family. And learning how to grow...