Would you like to grow bushels of healthy, organic food without breaking your back - or your bank account? Then by all means plant your vegetables as the … [Read more...]
Archives for April 2009
Your humble blogger has learned that he received an award from The African Violet Society of America. It was for an article he wrote called "Creating A Window Garden," which appeared in the January, 2008 issue of African Violet Magazine. The award, presented to … [Read more...]
The past few days of unseasonably hot weather has really taken a toll around here, especially the early spring bulbs. Thankfully, Rod Blackburn photographed my favorite tulip, an heirloom-variety called 'Van der Neer,' two weeks ago. Here they are, in a drift in the … [Read more...]
Update: Click here to discover how an ordinary petunia can be overwintered.
File this one under "Garden Rants."
Which eco-unfriendly things or practices make you cringe?
Here are mine:
Styrofoam "peanuts" used by UPS (I've actually argued with them about this practice - they don't care)
Potted plants can't step out for a breath of fresh air like we can, although they need it every day. A close, stagnant atmosphere will not promote good health nor bloom, and it can lead to all kinds of maladies -- leaf-drop, yellowing foliage, spider mites and fungus … [Read more...]
Click here to read an updated version of this post. I may not want the lemons that … [Read more...]
It's incredibly easy to post comments at A Garden in the House. Simply click "comment" below a blog, open a free Google account, and post away! If you … [Read more...]
Pelargonium graveolens, 'True Rose' Scented geraniums (actually, they are Pelargoniums) will gladly stand and pose in your window garden, but why … [Read more...]
I used to curse the ancient maple trees on my property. Why? Because they shed a gazillion leaves in October. Clean up meant hiring someone to not only rake the leaves into piles, … [Read more...]