Here are four herbal wildflower remedies that can help treat many common ailments. The practice of using flowers and herbs as a source of wellness is nothing new. It’s something people all over the world have been doing for centuries. In many ways, it’s an “ancient” practice. And many of today’s over-the-counter remedies are inspired by or based on the effects of herbs. That’s why many people still subscribe to herbal remedies as their first line of defense against certain ailments. You’re probably interested in trying more natural remedies, or you’re intrigued by the healing properties of certain herbs and wildflowers. If so, it’s important to know which native varieties to choose so you can grow them or find them in nature. Let’s look at four herbal wildflower remedies and how they can help. Please consult with your doctor before taking any herbal supplements or treatments. Herbal Wildflower Remedies: Goldenrod for Muscle Relief Everyone experiences … [Read more...] about Herbal Wildflower Remedies for Common Ailments
Here’s what you need to know about winter bird feeding and creating a haven for wild birds in your backyard during the coldest months. The cold and snowy winter months can be hard for all wildlife, including our favorite backyard birds. For wild birds, the tough weeks of winter can be especially hard, as most food has run out. A reliable source of food from our gardens and feeders can make all the difference after a severe snow or ice storm. By keeping your bird feeders full of the food they need, you’ll find that helping backyard birds through the winter is both easy and rewarding. Winter Bird Feeding Wild birds may benefit from bird feeders year-round, but they need them most in winter. Energy-rich seeds and suet provide our feathered friends with the calories they need to keep warm, especially when food is scarce or buried under ice and snow. To attract winter birds to your backyard, consider setting out one or more of the following: Don't have a good bird feeder? … [Read more...] about Tips for Winter Bird Feeding and Care
The decision to install a garden fence can be a big one. When it comes to garden fences, there are a huge range of benefits, particularly if you choose a high quality fence panel supplier. A garden fence can be a DIY project, but it takes time and some professional skills. That’s why many homeowners choose to hire a professional company to install a garden fence. Here are some of the main benefits that you may find if you get a fence installed around your property. The benefits range from increased safety to a quieter home. It’s Cost Effective to Install a Garden Fence Garden fences are very cost effective and are generally installed at a very reasonable price. It can be tempting to install a garden fence around your property as a DIY project. But enlisting the help of a trusted fence company is typically a good idea. This will ensure that your fence is high quality, is installed correctly, and will last for a long time. Of course, the price varies depending on a range … [Read more...] about Should You Install A Garden Fence?
Here is an assortment of perfect gifts for gardeners and homeowners on your holiday shopping list. Let’s face it. The colder months of the holiday season do not lend themselves to gardening in most climates. But that doesn’t mean gardening is completely out of mind. Avid gardeners and homeowners who must keep their yards neat and tidy appreciate garden-related gifts during “the most wonderful time of the year.” It is actually quite easy to find great gifts for gardeners and homeowners. These folks always need something to satisfy their green thumbs, finish a DIY project, or add one more personal touch to the property. That’s why the editors of Home, Garden and Homestead have put together their annual list of the best gifts for gardeners this holiday season. Heck, you might even want to give some of these gifts to yourself. Gifts for Gardeners: Tools Awesome Pruners When it comes to gifts for gardeners this holiday season, every homeowner and … [Read more...] about Gifts For Gardeners This Holiday Season
The “perfect garden” is simple. It’s the garden you imagine with vegetables or flowers or a mix of both. It’s the garden in a size and location and design that suits your needs and wants. In reality, the perfect garden is where, how and when you want it – because there is no right or wrong way to garden. There is only your way. There are, however, ways to make it more perfect in terms of success so your time, energy and money are put to good use. Here are 5 tips for the “perfect garden,” all gleaned from my decades of successes and failures and training as a Virginia Master Gardener and horticulture student. For more specific tips about vegetable gardening, read How to Start a Victory Garden 2.0. Tips for a Perfect Garden Perfect Garden Tip 1: Know your zone. When I first started gardening in southeastern Virginia, I lived in USDA cold hardiness Zone 7. Tender plants were likely to freeze and die in a typical winter that often dipped below 32 degrees. Oh, … [Read more...] about 5 Tips To Grow The Perfect Garden