The 11 Best Tillers for your Garden in 2023!

Man tilling garden with powered tiller

Looking for a reliable tiller for your garden? There’s a lot to consider, but I’ve done the heavy research for you. Whether you have a small vegetable garden or an acre of raised garden beds to plow through, you’ll find the right tiller for you in this article. We’ve compiled … Read more

How to Make a Rock Garden without Plants

balanced colored rocks

Rock gardens are low maintenance and take on a new look each season. You can add unique features to make your garden attractive. Adding plants in the rock garden is optional. The design of a rock garden is subjective, and it is up to the gardener to decide what components … Read more

20 Easy-to-grow Perennial Vegetables and Fruits

Fig tree (Ficus carica)

These 20 perennials are easy to grow and will provide you with food for many years after you plant them: Asparagus (Asparagus officinalis) Asparagus is a perennial vegetable adapted to USDA zones 3-10. It grows slowly and matures in 3-5 years. Harvesting is done in the spring.  Rhubarb (Rheum rhabarbarum) … Read more

Perennial Foods: How to Grow and Maintain Them!

Improved Green Globe Artichoke (Cynara scolymus)

A perennial is a plant that survives the annual four season cycle and produces food year on year. In comparison, annual plants complete their growing cycle in a single season and biennials require two growing seasons to mature before dying out. Perennial foods are hardy plants that will remain in … Read more

7 Shade Plants to Bring Birds to Your Garden!

Jacob’s Ladder (Polemonium caeruleum)

Plants have different sunlight needs, depending on the climatic region. When choosing the best plants for your garden, you have to consider how many hours of direct sunlight are required. It can be difficult to plant anything in the shady areas of your garden. It is therefore essential to select … Read more

11 Drought-Tolerant Edible Perennials for Your Garden

Red-leaf Amaranthus (Amaranthus tricolor)

Drought-tolerant plants are resilient for long periods without rain. There are several plants adapted to thrive in hot and dry climates and will serve as a consistent source of food even during tough conditions. The time of planting these perennials is significant to their long-term survival. It is best to … Read more

13 Perennial Vegetables to Grow in Cold Climates

Jerusalem Artichokes/Sunchokes (Helianthus tuberosus)

Perennial vegetables are a good addition to food forests or your home vegetable garden. If you live in a cold climatic region like zones 1-7, there are a variety of vegetables you can grow to sustain your family through the harsh winters. It is best to plant vegetables adapted to … Read more

Perennial Vegetables and Herbs to Grow in Each Hardiness Zone

mountains and ocean

The USDA developed a map that defined different growing or gardening zones dividing the US into regions based on the average low winter temperatures. USDA Hardiness zones consist of 13 individual zones that define average minimum temperatures using data from different weather stations across the country. The USDA Hardiness Map … Read more

How to Attract Hummingbirds to your Patio

humming bird perched on bird feeder

Hummingbirds are fascinating and remarkable birds. They are small and therefore have a high metabolism. They need to eat regularly during the day to maintain their body functions. Hummingbirds must feed every 15 minutes to keep up with the body’s metabolism. They have a high demand for nectar, making it … Read more

Potted Plants that Attract Hummingbirds to Your Home

Here are 5 plants that will bring hummingbirds to your garden or patio: 1. California Fuchsia (Epilobium canum) A low-growing evergreen shrub native to the southwestern US. It is adorned with gray-green leaves and trumpet-shaped red flowers blooming in late summer. They produce nectar which attracts hummingbirds. They will also … Read more