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

12 DIY Mother’s Day Beauty Gifts to Make for Mom

Some of the best gifts are actually the ones that are homemade and come from the heart and since you’re making them for mom, she will appreciate the time and effort that went into these gifts. This Mother’s Day why not make a gift mom will love and a gift she can use in her Read More

The Connecticut Garden in Early Spring

Though we are seriously tired of looking at all this snow, the promise of spring is just around the corner as the mountains of white begin to melt. Gardeners are itching to get out and dig around, see what’s coming up, start making plans. What do you think they’ll find? Though it seems hard to Read More

How to Create a Succulent Garden Wreath

Make your very own Succulent Garden Wreath with these easy-to-follow instructions. There are 5 simple steps to creating your custom succulents wreath that makes the perfect garden touch to spruce up your doorway, your living room or excite your office and give you a touch of the great outdoors. This is a great project for garden clubs, classrooms, and individuals to make Read More