Yard and Garden

Practical advice for gardening and yard maintence. Advice on growing flowers, trees, shrubs, vegetables, fruit and herbs. Plus, lawn care, structures and machinery.

What is a Kitchen Garden?

By Karen Newcomb

Highly productive small gardens that produce huge yields

Community Garden Tips for Suburban Gardening

By Chris McLaughlin

Important tips for community gardening and an introduction to yard sharing.

Water — the Lifeblood of Any Homestead

By Erin Sheehan

Grandma and Grandpa had a spring piped into the house; with the help of a neighbor, we have resorted to other means.

Starbucks, Ants and Apples

By Mary Conley

Free Starbucks coffee grounds have a variety of uses around the home and garden.


A Look at Seed Catalogs

By Karen Newcomb

Karen shares her favorite seed catalogs that offer specialized seeds.

It's Fall, What to do When Ants Move in

By Karen Newcomb

How to prevent an ant invasion

Dealing With Vegetable Diseases: Viruses, Parasitic Nematodes, Plus Vegetable Diseases at a Glance

By Karen Newcomb

Karen walks you through what to do when dealing with viruses or parasitic nematodes in the garden. She also provides a quick overview of her previous posts on vegetable diseases.

Keep That Hummingbird Feeder Out (Video)

A well-stocked hummingbird feeder throughout September and October will not only give you hours of entertainment, but it will also keep your birds happy come migration time.