I just posted an article about how to force winter branches, which is probably the less common type of winter forcing of plants that is done in comparison to forcing bulbs, mainly because success rates are higher (i.e. branches...
I absolutely love bringing color indoors all year long, but in the winter it seems like more of a necessity than anything- to lift up the darkness outside (and how early it comes) and bring in a natural pop...
I think I know why retired people garden. It's not just because they have more time than the rest of the population; it's because they finally get to enjoy a place of peace in this world. Don't get me wrong,...
It’s that time of year here in the Midwest of the U.S. and everywhere there is summer weather when our gardens are bursting with green and lovely plants and herbs. Since we’ve had a lot of hot weather lately, my...
Yesterday I aired a segment on my blog talk radio program called Organic Edible Gardening, where I gave 30 minutes of tips on what you need to think about and know in order to prepare, plant and maintain your...
Here in the Midwest, much like other parts of the country we're experiencing a complete and utter freeze. It's incredibly hard to imagine colorful flowers, edible gardens, or even water that doesn't freeze when poured right now, but this...
Many of you who follow this blog or actively participate on the MHK Facebook Page probably remember my several mentions of the Dervaes Family, the nearly self-sufficient Californians who garden just about every inch of their modest Pasadena home and even...
Strolling through the farmer's market on a humid summer morning is enough inspiration to seek out the best salad ingredients you can find. I returned recently with beautiful radishes and purple scallions. Combining that with my balcony garden herbs...
  I'm not only amazed by the fact that my cactus is growing and thriving here in the Midwest, but now it's flowering! This is just too beautiful to keep to myself. I wish everyone the same joy in caring...
  Many of my family members and members of  our Facebook page have been asking me to send pictures of my balcony garden, so I've finallly had a chance to take and compile pictures of this lovely extension of my home. I'm...

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