Easy tips to create the perfect outdoor living room

March 25, 2014 Dan Ashbach 1

(BPT) – It’s that time of year – time to dust off your patio furniture, fill your planters and set up to spend the spring outdoors. While expanding an outdoor space is a top renovation project for homeowners and renters alike, it does not have…

Baked Egg Tomato Cups

March 24, 2014 Laurie Ashbach 0

I have made these at least twice a week since I tried the recipe. Scrumstumblyumptious! That is what these Baked Egg Tomato Cups are! When my daughter was little, scrumstumblyumptious was the word she would use for any food she fell in love with. It…

7 Veggies That Just Love To Start Out Early

March 23, 2014 Dan Ashbach 0

Here is list of 7 vegetables that can be started very early, most as soon as the ground can be worked. They are all very hardy or hardy and thrive in cooler weather. Don’t be afraid to set them out in the cooler weather. They really do like and can…

20 Unusual Uses For Garlic

March 23, 2014 Dan Ashbach 1

By Stephanie Rogers, EcoSalon Chew up a raw clove of garlic and you might exhale noxious, eye-watering clouds of stink all day, but you’ll also repel mosquitoes (and vampires), increase your immunity, heal cold sores, expel parasites and maybe even…

Top 15 Most Beautiful Camellia Flowers

March 22, 2014 Dan Ashbach 0

Camellia is a broadleaf woody plant native to South Eastern Asia, Bhutan, Japan and China. The name Camellia honors the Jesuit priest Georg Joseph Kamel, a Czech who contributed to the growing science of botany. Camellia flower symbolizes everlasting…

Perfect Peonies

March 21, 2014 Dan Ashbach 5

I think I hear over and over, that Peonies are one of the most favorited flowers around. What’s not to love? Perfect colors, a romantic cupped shape, some are even fragrant! They are not that difficult to grow, but they do have some requirements that…

Plotting Your Way to the Garden

March 21, 2014 Dan Ashbach 0

This is the fourth in our biweekly series from Amy Pennington — urban farmer, founder of GoGo Green Garden, and author of Urban Pantry and Apartment Gardening — on how to start growing your own food, no matter how tiny your garden-to-be is. Today…

Herbal Teas to Grow and Drink

March 20, 2014 Dan Ashbach 0

Every week, a DIY expert spares us a trip to the grocery store and shows us how to make small batches of great foods at home. This week, Margo True, editor of Sunset magazine and The Sunset Cookbook, shares with us the simplicity of home-grown herbal…

DIY Drip Irrigation System Costs Less than $10!

March 20, 2014 Dan Ashbach 0

Selected from Blue Living Ideas. by Heather Carr If you’ve ever come home from work and found your lovely garden wilted, this DIY drip irrigation system might be just the thing for you. Best of all, it costs less than $10. There are a lot of drip…

Seed Starting 101

March 19, 2014 Dan Ashbach 1

  UPDATE FROM THE EDITORS: We were so inspired by Amy’s post this week that we decided it was high time we pulled on our Wellies and jumped into gardening, too! Check our latest Shop offer for various edible seed collections. This is the sixth in our…

One Day Backyard Projects

March 19, 2014 Dan Ashbach 0

Most of us are really busy, and if we end up spending several weekends in the yard finishing projects, they tend to not get finished. I like simple, and fast for most of the DIY projects I do…probably because, if you ask Steve, I have an issue with…