How to Get Rid of Wild Morning Glory.

It doesn’t have to be just morning glory.  Any weed or vine type of plant (weed) that is growing in your landscaping or flower beds that is causing problems can be eliminated without a great deal of difficulty. Wild Morning Glory Elimination. First things first.  Let’s understand that all weeds are plants, living things.  InContinue Reading…

When To Plant Strawberries

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Strawberries are the first fruit to ripen in the spring.  For me, nothing says sunshine like a juicy, red strawberry freckled with seeds. Strawberries are one of the most commonly found plants in backyard gardens.  They are grown in every state in the United States and all provinces of Canada.  Store bought strawberries fail inContinue Reading…

Nursery Supplies for Our Backyard Growers.

On this page you will find the supplies that our Backyard Growers need most often. Automatic Mist Plant Propagation Equipment.  Check it Out! Nursery Pots that are Perfect for $4.97 Plants.  Take a Peek!   The Automatic Fertilizer Dispenser.  Invented by one of our Growers!   Source: Fix.com April is National Gardening Month, but toContinue Reading…

What Planting Zone Am I In?

Canadian Plant Hardiness Map Key

As the days get longer and the weather gets warmer most of us gardeners are itching to get outside and get our hands dirty.  As spring approaches, our mailboxes are flooded with catalogs tempting us with beautiful pictures of every plant under the sun. Before we start giving into our cravings to order exotic flowers,Continue Reading…

Plant Identification App

Leafsnap free plant identification app for iPhone.

Once upon a time, there was an eight year old boy named William.  William was a clever, curious child.  One day he said to his father, “Dad, wouldn’t it be neat if there was a mobile app that could identify a tree simply by snapping a picture of its leaf?” Now most parents would agreeContinue Reading…

DIY Hoop House

A hoop house frame made from concrete reinforcing mesh.

Many people think they are limited in what they can grow because they don’t have a green house.  As long as you are growing plants that are hardy to your gardening zone,  your plants will be okay outside over the winter. Plants in the ground rarely need to be covered for the winter.  They willContinue Reading…