Propagating plants can help your understanding and enjoyment of gardening. It can be fascinating and rewarding when you're sowing seed, taking cuttings and dividing your plants. You could even discover or develop your own new plant varieties!
A common fantasy among plant-lovers is having a garden, or at least a little flower patch, that attracts birds and butterflies. We picture sitting at our windows or out on the front porch, watching hummingbirds flit among the flowers, at peace with the world.
Children are naturally curious, learn by experience, and love to play in the dirt! These qualities make them natural gardeners. Gardening with your child can help them learn responsibility, observe the life cycle, and appreciate the literal fruits of their labor. If you’re eager to start gardening with your child, consider planting these top four plants for kids, which are easy to grow, have a short maturation period, and are fun to harvest.
Allergy season is in full swing in most parts of the country; turning cars a peculiar shade of green, causing Kleenex stocks to rise and giving allergy sufferers a wide range of uncomfortable symptoms. Allergies can cause sneezing, wheezing, coughing, headaches and worse but they shouldn’t keep you from enjoying your garden. Instead, re-evaluate your garden, replacing allergy-causing plants with those that will not contribute to your symptoms and redesign your gardening routine and habits.