Category: Gardening Guidelines

Gardening DIY guidelines for just about everything to do in the garden throughout the seasons.

Garden Coach Offers Tips on Easy Sword Fern Care

Need tips to care for your ferns? Most garden ferns are easy to care for. And, one of our favorite garden ferns is the tough-as-nails NW sword fern. Also, this easy fern is known botanically as Polystichum munitum. Did you know we offer online classes and group coaching to help you with your specific gardening… Read more »

Avoid Over-Crowding the Vegetable Plants

How & why to avoid a crowded greenhouse Crowded greenhouses are mixed blessings! In fact, overcrowding a greenhouse — or even in a planting bed — is a sure-fire way to invite pest and disease problems. But it can also be highly productive and desirable. However, if you’re like me and unwilling to spray pesticides and… Read more »

Christmas Tree After Story

How can you recycle a Christmas tree after the holidays are over? When we lived in Seattle, Christmas trees lined sidewalks after the holidays. There’s a day when curbside yard waste will pick them up. That’s a good thing. These went to an industrial composting facility to be recycled into mulch. Wait…do you actually need… Read more »

Is Your Garden Ready for a Freeze?

Help on how to prepare garden for winter freeze… I want you to know how to prepare your garden for a winter freeze before winter arrives. That’s because cold winds start blowing and icy wets starts falling, it’s a lot easier to get your garden protected from the cold months ahead. Plus, the days just… Read more »

Controlling Houseplant Fruit Flies & Fungus Gnats Naturally

Wondering how to get rid of fruit flies or fungus gnats? I hear this question a lot: What do I spray to get rid of fruit flies in my house plants? Well, the first thing I try to determine is whether the pest is truly a fruit fly or is actually a fungus gnat? That’s because these buggers are… Read more »