6 Essential Home Garden Resource Books

You can never have too many garden books in your home library. Garden books are a great source of information and reference. While you can search for anything online these days, pulling out a book from the shelf is still a great way to get the help you need. These well-written books are easy to Read More

How to Build a DIY Greenhouse Under $100

If you like to garden then you will want to read on to learn how you can build a DIY Greenhouse for under $100. The step-by-step instructions are provided in the book, Building Projects for Backyard Farmers and Home Gardeners, by Chris Gleason. This full color book is your guide to 21 handmade garden structures and Read More

Book Review: Garden Design & Planning Specialist Guide

Garden Design & Planning by A. & G. Bridgewater is a Specialist Guide from Creative Homeowner. Beginning gardeners and experts alike will appreciate this practical advice on virtually every aspect of gardening – from choosing a plot to selecting flowers and water features. The instructions and advice encompass plans and proven techniques for planting traditional English, Read More

Book Review: The Community Gardening Handbook

The Community Gardening Handbook, The Guide to Organizing, Planting, and Caring for a Community Garden by Ben Raskin Community gardening is a revolution that is taking root in towns and cities all over the world. As neighbors come together to get their hands dirty in the name of taking steps toward more sustainable living, camaraderie Read More

Book Review: HARVEST – Eye-candy for the Gardener and Crafter!

This is our book review of Harvest: Unexpected Projects Using 47 Extraordinary Garden Plants by Stefani Bittner and Alethea Harampolis Book Overview: Every garden–not just vegetable plots–can produce a bountiful harvest! This practical, inspirational, and seasonal guide will help make any garden more productive and enjoyable with a variety of projects using unexpected and often common garden plants, some of Read More

Spring Cleaning DIY Recipes with Limoneira Citrus

March is here and Spring has sprung! That means it’s time for Spring Cleaning. It’s no secret that store-bought cleaning agents can be full of hidden and harmful chemicals. Limoneira spokesperson and founder of Healthy Grocery Girl, Megan Roosevelt, has put together a bevy of cleaning tips and easily assembled DIY methods for keeping the Read More

Indoor Early Spring Garden with Tips from Burpee

Although Spring hasn’t fully arrived, that doesn’t mean you have to limit your gardening to warm weather months. On behalf of Burpee Home Gardens here are some of tips for how to maximize your indoor gardening potential. Care for your houseplants There are several indoor houseplants that flourish well in an indoor garden, including foliage plants Read More

Connecticut Daffodil Events: 2017 The Year of the Daffodil

2017 is the Year of the Daffodil! Did you know that narcissus bulbs were introduced to North America by pioneer women who made the long ocean voyage from Europe to America to build a new future?  Given limited space for bringing personal goods, they sewed dormant daffodil bulbs into the hems of their skirts to Read More

How to Care for and Plant a Living Christmas Tree

Making the decision to buy a live tree instead of a cut tree or an artificial tree is can be a great option, especially if you are going to plant it in your yard to enjoy year after year. But, without some preparation, the things can go wrong in the process. “There are a lot Read More

Clean Summer Fun in the Backyard with TIKI Clean Burn Firepieces

We love spending time in the backyard having cookouts and just sitting around the table enjoying the Summer nights. It takes so long to get warm in Connecticut that we don’t waste a moment of warm weather. We put out candles and torches to light the night and help keep the bugs away. Traditional tiki Read More