How to make homemade hummingbird nectar

This project popped up simply beacuse I saw a hummingbird in my backyard this morning. A quick Google search brought me to the conclusion of a ruby-throated hummingbird. I also learned that you could make your own nectar for a hummingbird…

How to Propagate Hydrangeas

Today I wanted to show you a trick for easily propagating hydrangeas. This is the time of year hydrangeas are getting trimmed back, so perfect timing to get cuttings to propagate! First step is to get a cutting of a hydrangea. In our…

How to grow celery from storebought

I have a Quick Tip to throw at you! This one is very similar to a past post I did on how to regrow green onions from the stems you cut off store bought ones. This one is how to regrow celery using the same method. What you need:…

DIY Raised Garden Bed Design: Part 2

Last week I shared details on how to build this sunken garden bed. Since we live in the desert, it has prevented the ever-persistent moles from taking over the garden. The hoop plans below serve a purpose as well. The hooping frame was…

DIY Raised Garden Bed Design: Part 1

Today is the start of a 3 part series. So, you’ll need to return for all the details on building the hoop fencing and setting up a similar watering system. These beds began as a general idea; they became an evolving project. For our…

How to Repot an Orchid

I have an addiction to Orchids, they would overrun my house if I wasn't careful. I do have a secret for not going broke with this addiction though. Since most flowering orchids are $20 or more that adds up fast. After any holiday, like…

DIY Green House

I honestly wasn’t sure how I wanted to transition this garden bed into a 4 season garden. After unfolding 25 feet of plastic sheeting on one of the last warm days I expect to see for a while. This is what I came up with. It’s a quick…

DIY Compost Tumbler

A compost tumbler is something I have been wanting for quite some time. Until now, I have been using a vermabin, which basically consists of a bin filled with worms. The worms work through the kitchen scraps you leave and turn it over into…