HOW TO GET RID OF THAT STUBBORN POWDERY MILDEW

HOW TO GET RID OF THAT STUBBORN POWDERY MILDEW

Powdery mildew thrives in temperatures between 60 and 80 degrees. Dry, shady conditions are ideal, as are areas with poor air circulation. Planting disease resistant cultivars and making sure you allow for good air flow are two ways to guard against powdery mildew....
THOSE PESKY GNATS GOT TO GO!!

THOSE PESKY GNATS GOT TO GO!!

Gnats, those tiny, pesky flying insects sometimes found indoors, can be a bit of a nuisance in numbers. These creatures are often found around houseplants, where their larvae grow within potting materials. While they only live a short time — just over a week...
A NATURAL GARDENERS HAND SCRUB

A NATURAL GARDENERS HAND SCRUB

After working hard in the garden, it’s hard to get all that dirt off your hands. Here is a wonderful natural recipe right out of your kitchen. Give your hands a mini spa and sit down and relax for the rest of the day. Combine all of the ingredients into a jar or...
PUT YOUR FLOWER GARDEN TO BED

PUT YOUR FLOWER GARDEN TO BED

Your flowers and vegetables will wake up rarin’ to grow in the spring if you give them some extra TLC in the fall. Here’s all there is to it: At the end of the growing season, cover all of your garden beds with thick layers of organic mulch. Then serve up...
WINTERIZE YOUR HOUSEPLANTS

WINTERIZE YOUR HOUSEPLANTS

Houseplants need lots of humidity for good growth. So in the winter, when the heat is on and the air is dry, mist-spray your leafy plants at least every other day early in the morning. Use weak tea water, which you can make by soaking a used tea bag and 1 teaspoon of...