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8/13/2013
Grow a balcony herb garden to reap the many benefits of herbs while living in the city.
4/26/2011
Think your balcony's too tiny to provide food and fun? Check out Apartment Therapy's great tips for making the most of your outdoor space.
7/7/2011
Diana and Tony Varnes are the happiest they’ve ever been, and they attribute their well being to living in a small home. They have more time for reading, talking and enjoying the outdoors—and their relationship is better than ever.
8/12/2011
Create growing space for a small space garden with pocket gardens for posts, chairs, walls and doors.
3/10/2011
Try this fun garden-layout idea for your medicinal herbs this spring.
7/14/2011
Victoria Gazely lives in a 650-square-foot homesteader's cabin built by a man who didn't need closets. She's found five great ways to stash her stuff without renovating—and her solutions work for anyone who needs to hide a few things.
3/1/2012
If you're hoping to grow some of your own food but are short on space, use these three tips for small-space gardening success in containers, on your patio, balcony or roof.
6/28/2011
Sayra and Dominic live with their 5-year-old daughter in a charming 550-square-foot home in rural Idaho. There are challenges, but they've found that less really is more. 'It's like living in a fun clubhouse,' Sayra says.
6/27/2011
Feeling claustrophobic? Before you start looking for more space, make the most of what you have by containing clutter, choosing the right furnishings and color schemes, and creating new "rooms" with dividers.
7/18/2011
Victoria Gazeley considers her revitalized 650-square-foot homesteader’s cabin, located on 7 acres of fertile earth in British Columbia, a blessing. “I absolutely love living here,” she says.
2/11/2011
Hanging baskets on your walls helps to create storage and still offer decorative design in your home.
12/20/2010
Guest blogger Jaci Kennison explores creative storage solutions to declutter her small space.
3/7/2011
Got kitchen clutter? Turn a picture frame into a beautiful, useful storage solution.
1/24/2011
Keep your storage off the floor and decorate your home using birdcages.
8/3/2011
Short on storage? Repurpose a door into a swinging shelf or basket storage system!
5/9/2011
Designed to be a comfortable, modern home with a minimum impact on the environment, the Cube generates its own energy and proves that you don't have to sacrifice creature comforts to live in a small space.
5/13/2011
Turn a tree branch into an ideal storage solution for your jewelry.
7/22/2011
Ed and Joan Kobrinski left a large family home for a smaller, simpler cottage—and they’ve never looked back. Their tips for downsizing and living in smaller spaces could help make your transition easier.
3/4/2011
Anecdotal evidence from coast to coast indicates that Americans have had enough of granite countertops and whirlpool tubs. They want smaller homes with green finishes instead.
4/20/2009
Natural Home editorial intern Stephanie Nelson builds an end table out of a salvaged window frame and four legs.
4/27/2009
Transforming Natural Home editorial intern Stephanie Nelson’s space started with an empty living room, and now it slowly resembles a livable space with seating. After buying a used love seat and ottoman, she recovers both so they match the room’s theme.
6/17/2009
Natural Home editorial intern Stephanie Nelson packs up her natural space and moves to a new apartment. 
2/23/2010
This book is packed with 20 intricate designs, charts, gardening tips and tricks and conventional wisdom passed down through the years. 
5/28/2009
Natural Home editorial intern Stephanie Nelson creates a planter table to hold her everyday items and incorporates plants into the design.
4/13/2009
Stephanie tackles moving and furnishing an empty house by picking salvaged, hand-crafted or environmentally friendly pieces.
7/11/2011
In Bethel, New York, a developer that has specialized in large luxury homes is building modest houses to appeal to a younger crowd--more anecdotal evidence that smaller homes are here to stay.
3/15/2011
A California architect gives a 1920s cabin more space and better views--without disturbing the riparian area it sits on.
2/27/2014
Consider the environment when choosing deck materials. Here’s a breakdown of your options.
6/22/2009
Americans are turning to smaller, affordable housing. Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence looks into this trend.
12/28/2010
This year readers were concerned about bedbugs and greenwashing, and everyone wants to know more about smaller homes.
7/29/2011
Designed as a shotgun-style house for natural ventilation, the Alligator House was designed and built as part of the rehousing effort in post-Katrina New Orleans.
2/1/2010
Natural Home editorial intern Amanda Thompson talks about the benefits her family has seen from keeping a small organic food garden.
7/31/2013
Gardening with kids doesn’t have to be stressful. Here are five simple steps to make gardening with kids more enjoyable.
2/7/2011
For the first time, acclaimed Not So Big House author and architect brings quality-over-quality design to a residential development.
7/7/2010
The American Institute of Architect’s Home Design Trends Survey confirmed what Natural Home predicted in January—Americans are moving to smaller homes.
1/15/2010
For part three of our 2010 Predictions series, the experts predict that consumers will demand—and create—healthier, more efficient homes. Cool by us.
2/10/2010
A National Association of Home Builders report and a Better Homes and Gardens survey find that builders and homeowners are moving toward smaller, more energy-efficient homes.
2/18/2010
An annual survey of home buyers found that Americans want smaller homes with a focus on casual living and togetherness. From larger kitchens to outdoor living spaces, these 10 features were the most popular. Find out how you can get them, too!
9/17/2013
Guest blogger Sarah Lozanova talks about the advantages of downsizing to a small home as her family moves to Belfast Cohousing & Ecovillage.
7/15/2014
See how one blogger made the decision to build a tiny house and her plans to build it herself.
5/4/2010
With Earth Day afoot, it’s important that the rest of our nation keep a close eye on Chicago’s green initiatives.
11/20/2013
Building a deck can be a challenge, but building with being “green” in mind can be an even bigger challenge. Learn what to look for and what questions and considerations to have when researching and selecting the best green building materials for a deck.
7/15/2013
Guerilla gardening can be a useful way to save space around the homestead while connecting with your community. Follow these guidelines to be a respectful guerilla gardener.
8/17/2009
Once you plant your container garden, the recipe to a happy garden involves water, sunlight, nutrients, pest control—and passion, of course.
4/15/2011
Gardening is for everyone, even those with disabilities who think they are unable to. The problem to overcome is how to adapt and make adjustments so hyou can grow your own organic vegetables and herbs.
7/30/2009
Don’t have the space (or the nerve) to tackle a full-scale garden? Never fear! This gardening rookie finds that a container garden can yield a harvest to rival any in-ground plot.
4/9/2012
Guest blogger Eileen Troemel shares her first attempt at container gardening.
2/17/2012
Get your children excited about helping with the garden this year with these five fun activities.
4/14/2011
Explore your choices in small-space garden design with tips about types of containers.
7/29/2013
Guest blogger Jennifer Flaten discovers the pains of dealing with overgrown plants.
2/28/2013
Practice zero-waste gardening by donating your garden’s excess produce to local food pantries or other community organizations.
6/23/2010
Do you eat like you spend? Similarities may exist between your relationship to food and your relationship to money. Learn to identify your patterns so you can heal them.
5/25/2011
The Reincarnated McMansion Project aims to tear down one inefficient, climate-insensitive suburban house and replace it with two small, green, handcrafted homes.
7/11/2011
Southwest Windpower launches a program to sells its Skystream 3.7 personal wind turbines at select Home Depot stores.
7/29/2011
The Herb Companion is partnering with Poppy Swap, a new online herbal marketplace, to bring you a free herbal product of your choice.
3/26/2013
Air plants are perfect low-maintenance option for the home or garden. Learn how to care for air plants with these growing, watering and lighting tips.
11/9/2010
Check out these few easy steps you need to know to start this innovative, non-traditional method to grow organic herbs at home.
2/28/2013
Organic gardening connects us with the earth and produces good-for-you food.
6/1/2009
Natural Home editorial intern, Kristin Standley, begins an indoor herb garden on her windowsill for fresh herbs year-round.
12/13/2013
Stumped on what to give your friend or family member with an apartment garden? Try one of these ideas for gifts for gardeners.
1/21/2014
Get inspired with these fun and unique apartment gardening ideas.
8/30/2010
If you can’t build your dream garden just yet, container gardening is a great alternative. Check out these tips for homemade fertilizer and soil retention, and learn how to repurpose common plastic containers into handy individual gardens.
8/25/2008
HerbKits.com has an array of products for the newly-competitive indoor herb garden lifestyle.  Read my review of how these kits "stack up".
7/22/2009
Listen to these tunes to get you through tilling or motivate you to grow tomatoes.
10/15/2009
Making your own compost bin is simple. Compost bins are great for disposing kitchen scraps to make fresh, rich compost for your garden.
2/24/2014
Check out our favorite garden products to help you enjoy gardening this spring.
3/14/2014
Get our best garden tips from the April/May issue of Mother Earth Living.
1/17/2014
Instead of makeshift sheet and blanket plant covers that can harm plants,experts suggest some easy new alternatives to protect plants from frost.
6/23/2011
Incorporating bright and vivid colors, a variety of textures and scents as well as soothing sounds make gardening for the visually impaired possible,rewarding, relaxing and safe.
5/26/2011
Bring the designs and ideas of talented gardeners around the world into your own growing space.
7/11/2011
The American Institute of Architects' most recent housing trends survey shows housing sizes inching back up again after the first declines in decades. Will people still want smaller houses in better economic times?
5/15/2011
Raising the garden height through raised garden beds to meet a person's physical needs allows for a stress- and strain-free gardening experience.
5/24/2011
Starting seeds indoors is economical, fun, and easy to do for most anyone. Gardening under lights can be as simple or complex, inexpensive or expensive as you desire. Starts can then be planted outdoors in easily accessed containers or raised beds.
7/23/2013
Keeping your own compost heap is a great way to benefit your garden while saving money. Learn more about DIY composting with guest blogger Rebecca Lynn Crockett.
1/15/2010
The weather outside may be frightful, but it’s a delightful time to curl up with a stack of gardening books and begin planning next season’s harvest.
3/13/2012
Guest blogger Eileen Troemel fulfills her desire to garden while respecting her black thumb by planting some cat grass for the family cat to destroy.
8/4/2009
The Guerilla Gardener clues us in to his next guerilla gardening experiment, lovingly dubbed, "Operation Slippery Slope."
5/12/2011
Whether you want it for tea or some other project, handling stinging nettle during harvesting does not have to be painful.
5/16/2008
One editor discovers mountain basil at her local Farmer's Market.
2/20/2008
Marci O'Brien writes about sharing her love of gardening with her daughter.
7/19/2013
The set launch of Worm’s Way Group’s new website promises improved usability, more speed and exclusive web-based promotions.
3/10/2008
Blogging about beginner gardening.
3/21/2008
K.C. Compton's introductory blog on What Works ...
6/15/2011
Planting herbs in pots is a great way to jump into gardening, and you'll be able to use your harvest every day.
3/30/2009
As more Americans tighten their belts to save a penny or two, many are finding they can save money by growing food-producing gardens.
3/31/2009
This spring, I am dreaming of delicious, beefy summer tomatoes. So I planted some; they're taking over my kitchen as we speak. I love fresh, homegrown tomatoes. And I just can't find delicious tomatoes in stores; even the local, organic market. Not to mention, I'm sick of paying for them! In fact, I'm tired of buying
3/23/2010
Meet Lydia, a fairy scientist set out to discover the secret world of fairies.
7/26/2012
What is more fun than digging in the dirt? Or better yet, playing in the mud? Our guest blogger Marguerite Dunne muses about gardening with children and how wonderful it is to introduce them to this fun and beneficial pastime. (There's always something to do in the garden!)
4/13/2011
Tarragon is one of the most mislabled herbs. This spring, go armed to the nursery with a few tidbits to ensure you're getting the plant you want.
10/22/2008
It's time for fall gardening, indoor gardening and spring preparation. In preparation, do you know which products to choose and which to lose? Check out my picks for the best autumn gardening products! Part I.
10/22/2008
Finally, the Top Four Autumn Gardening Products are revealed! See my top picks of the best items for a fun fall of indoor gardening. Part II.  
9/29/2008
If you're not tech-savvy, gifts kids’ll like are hard to come by. If you don’t want to waste your money on some electrical gadget that’ll likely be outdated the day after you buy it, check out these fun, garden terrariums. They even come in different themes! 
9/15/2008
If you find your back hurting while gardening, or if it’s just too hard on the knees to bend down for weeding, there’s a product you need to try out:  The Wearable Gardening Stool.
3/4/2012
Cost-effective and easy to assemble, zen gardens bring an earthy, grounding energy to a home. Learn how to make a zen garden with these instructions from guest blogger Eileen Troemel.
1/11/2013
Grow mushrooms to help improve garden soil.
2/5/2013
Stop paying high prices for poor-quality herbs at the grocery store. Grow your own instead!
3/12/2014
For those of us interested in living a sustainable and simple lifestyle, gardening is a great way to enjoy the benefits of healthy, fresh food and avoid the impacts of industrial agriculture. Get tips that will make gardening easy.
2/14/2014
A local community supported agriculture farm in Midcoast Maine offers a sustainable lifestyle for members of the Belfast Ecovillage.
6/6/2012
One guest blogger loves building fairy houses for kids and with kids. She never ceases to be amazed at their instinct for this activity. They see things in nature to use and create with that we could never imagine. Check out some fairy garden ideas from the brightest children.
5/3/2011
Getting into the garden for people with disabilities may require careful and creative planning and design to accomodate each person's unique physical needs. Providing safe access is important for physical well-being and enjoying gardening.
6/9/2011
People with Alzheimer's and other dementias can benefit in many ways from gardening and being in the garden.
6/1/2011
The therapeutics of gardening and gardens have been known since ancient times. Health care professionals acknowledge this and have been putting it to practice for two-hundred years in this country. Horticultural therapy is good for the whole person.
5/10/2011
Guest blogger and novice gardener Shelley Moore documents the beginnings of her family's organic food garden.
10/8/2010
One reader from California asked us about growing thyme. Check out our suggestions for how to get her thyme to flourish in containers and in walkways.
7/22/2013
Not only is neem oil beneficial as a bio-pesticide, but it can actually enrich garden soil. Discover the benefits of neem oil for your garden!
10/5/2009
Hova Design’s FabricPots makes indoor gardening easier.
3/15/2011
In the wake of some health concerns, the Samurai Sage seeks simple, low maintenance gardening ideas that result in pretty, good-smelling plants.
2/26/2012
Growing lettuce and other salad greens is easy when you plant in salad boxes.
7/8/2010
Enjoy an herb garden no matter where you live or the time of the year by starting your own indoor garden system. With these starter tools it is simpler than ever.
3/13/2014
The office hydroponics system has taken off and is producing food quite rapidly, prompting an investigation into the pros and cons of hydroponic vegetable growing versus conventional gardening.
2/19/2014
In the first of this series, we test out a hydroponics growing kit by planting lettuce and herbs indoors under the lights of a Worm's Way hydroponics system.
7/7/2010
Kids and veggies don’t mix, right? Guest blogger Stephanie Small doesn't buy it. Re-learn a few tried-and-true tips to help your children actually enjoy their vegetables.
6/4/2010
Could you have an eating disorder such as anorexia, bulimia, or orthorexia? Learn the differences between normal and harmful behaviors around food and weight. 
6/7/2010
Following a diet out of a book means you're just adhering to a set of externally imposed rules. Learn how to listen to your body for direction on what nourishes you.
5/17/2010
Natural Home guest blogger Stephanie Small reveals the little food allergy that could mean big weight gain.
5/3/2010
Bathing suit season approaches! Guest blogger Stephanie Small goes beyond the standard "portion-control-and-exercise" weight loss tips to bring you the top five truths you must know in order to drop the pounds. Look for one new tip on each Monday in May. 
4/27/2012
Although most of us would love a lush landscape or garden, in reality, few of us have the time, space or other resources available to maintain one. Whether you’re short on space or short on time, these small space garden
4/22/2011
A restaurant heads to the rooftops for eco-friendly gardening.
3/16/2010
Plant herbariums collect herbal memories all summer long.
7/17/2013
Guest blogger Jennifer Flaten discovers some easy plant identification tools to help her identify unknown plants in her Wisconsin garden.
2/24/2011
Whether you don't have the space for outdoor composting or you just want to get to work on your gardening preparations as soon as possible, this indoor composting method is a simple way to start.
2/5/2012
Rock gardens are one way to brighten your house without having to actually grow things.
3/15/2012
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull details her lack of motivation to jump-start her garden this spring, as well as a few things to help with inspiration!
6/8/2010
Learn more about La Plaza Cultural community garden in New York City; create a recycled garden at home.
2/17/2012
Grow your own fresh supply of fragrant perennial flowers this year to scent your life and use as cut flowers, for crafts, and in natural personal care treatments.
7/14/2009
The Guerilla Gardener scopes out the site for a guerilla garden in downtown Kansas City.
8/14/2009
The Guerilla Gardener continues his mission with Operation Slippery Slope in Kansas City, Missouri.
8/7/2009
The Guerilla Gardener continues Operation Slippery Slope in downtown Kansas City.
7/20/2009
The Guerilla Gardener plants marigolds, basil, tomatoes and other herbs and plants in downtown Kansas City.
2/19/2013
Grow your own beautiful houseplants from citrus seeds. Growing citrus trees from seed is easy, fun and, best of all, free.
3/23/2010
This spring, guest blogger Patsy Bell Hobson is expanding her lavender collection to extend the bloom period with different varieties.
9/29/2009
Here are some tips to help you bring the attractive aroma and classic beauty of scented geraniums indoors.
4/30/2009
Lucky are we, that now we have several soiless options for growing herbs indoors, and many of them are very effective. The Power Plant Mini, from Prepara, in my opinion, is not among them. Read my review of this hydroponic product ...
1/19/2010
The Lemon Verbena Lady shares how snow has helped her winter herb garden grow.
5/22/2011
Guest blogger and novice gardener Shelley Moore gets creative when the raised beds she orders for her garden are too deep.
4/12/2012
My Mobilegro invention is much more than the next new innovative home gardening product to hit the market.
5/14/2012
Mighty Fine Gardens’ vertical garden kits provide families with a way to teach their children the value of outdoor time and of making healthy choices with food.
2/2/2012
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today released the new version of its Plant Hardiness Zone Map (PHZM), updating a useful tool for gardeners and researchers for the first time since 1990 with greater accuracy and detail.
3/24/2011
Help your kids develop their green thumb by teaching them to compost.
1/29/2013
Guest blogger Elise Roth Edwards and her family plan for spring gardening and growing food.
3/14/2012
Container water gardens are easy to design and maintain, making them a perfect low-cost accessory to your outdoor living spaces. Learn how to make a container water garden!
5/23/2011
A good layer of environmentally friendly mulch such as eucalyptus, pine bark or cocoa hulls will discourage weeds, keep soil up to 10 degrees cooler and help prevent plant disease. What's your favorite green mulch?
9/4/2009
Minneapolis public relations firm Haberman & Associates wants everyone to enjoy a company-sponsored organic vegetable garden like theirs.
3/23/2009
The Obamas plant an organic vegetable garden on the South Lawn of the White House.
3/18/2011
Kriste Misiak and her family won our Ultimate Garden Giveaway, receiving farm equipment and tools for all of their farming needs.
7/1/2008
Herb Society of America meets in Boston June 26-28 to celebrate its 75th Anniversary. Keynote speaker Holly Shimizu urges members to advocate for plants.
4/21/2009
Honeybees are the best of friends for blooming fruit trees flowers, and herbs, such as apricot, cherry, members of the daisy family, lavender, oregano and sage. We’ve known that bees
5/12/2009
Eating local doesn’t have to be limiting or expensive. Learn how to eat local using tips from the book Animal, Vegetable, Miracle.
10/15/2008
Starting a worm composting system from your kitchen scraps is easy – and what better time to discover the disturbing art, than the Halloween season?  Read what you can do with 8,000 red wigglers …
4/28/2010
Popular fertilizers and mulches can be dangerous to our furry family members. Editorial intern Amanda Thompson discusses ways to make sure your lawn and garden are pet-friendly.
5/6/2011
A few jayhawks planted a medicinal garden at the University of Kansas.
6/10/2011
One reader asked us to help her diagnose some brown spots she noticed on her basil plant's leaves.
5/12/2011
One beginning gardener is growing oregano, basil, cilantro and stevia this spring.
11/12/2009
Garlic does best if planted in the late fall and early winter. If you can find a sunny spot with a foot of soil, you can plant garlic.
4/19/2011
The stirrings of spring may make you want to buy every plant or seed in sight, but a little planning can help you create a garden you'll truly enjoy.
2/19/2014
Have you ever wondered about the difficulties of starting a compost bin? Check out our recommendations and suggestions for composting as well as its benefits for your garden.
4/10/2014
Learn more about growing vegetables and herbs with a hydroponic system with Worm’s Way.
2/4/2014
Consider these garden planning tips for beginners before jumping in to gardening.
2/11/2011
Go green this winter to prepare for your spring garden. You can easily create a beautiful garden by reusing normal household items.
3/11/2011
Entertain your feline friends with a homemade catnip toy.
1/25/2011
Back to the Root makes growing mushrooms at home simple and sustainable.
1/22/2012
Guest blogger Eileen Troemel sets out to find easy-to-grow indoor plants that she can successfully keep alive with a black thumb.
6/17/2010
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull explains the different types of manure available for your green garden.
3/18/2013
This spring become more self-reliant by planting herbs in pots, building raised garden beds, creating a worm composting bin and making your own fence paint. These gardening tips for spring will have you anticipating sunny days.
10/11/2010
Turn a boring wall into a vertical garden with The Woolly Wally Pocket. Made of 100% recycled plastic bottles, this hanging planter is the answer for anyone looking for a unique and eco-friendly planter for container gardening. 
5/26/2010
Guest blogger Stephanie Small reveals the similarities between Sumo wrestlers' diets and Americans' diets.
5/10/2010
Bathing suit season approaches! Stephanie goes beyond the standard "portion-control-and-exercise" weight loss tips to bring you the top five truths you must know in order to drop the pounds. Look for one new tip on each Monday in May.
10/7/2009
When jalapenos take over, what’s a rookie gardener to do? Dry ’em, freeze ’em, smoke ’em, and more.
3/29/2013
Give yourself a little extra reason to treasure your time in the garden by perusing the gardening articles from our March/April 2013 issue. We teach you how to have your earliest spring garden, give you tips on reducing your gardening resources, show you an unexpected source of nutrition, and much more!
9/3/2008
Tea has a whole library of health benefits.  But did you realize it can be essential in a clean home? Read about the battle of tea v. dirt and your best plan of attack.
3/29/2012
One guest blogger recently discovered that you can make homemade terrariums from everyday household items already hanging around the house. Check it out now.
3/8/2012
Fennel is the perfect herb for the gourmet cook who loves to grow special ingredients. It requires some attention to blanching, mounding soil around the growing basal bulb to keep it white and tender, but is well worth the extra effort.
9/11/2009
One rookie gardener battles seasonal temperature fluctuations and too much rain in the quest to grow the perfect tomato—and realizes she isn’t alone.
3/24/2012
Guest blogger Eileen Troemel shares images of the spring flowers blooming in her garden.
7/27/2009
The Guerilla Gardener finds that his downtown Kansas City guerilla garden has been vandalized. Find out his next plan of action to keep fresh herbs and vegetables growing in downtown Kansas City.
6/16/2011
Guest blogger and novice gardener Shelley Moore plants her vegetable seedlings.
11/12/2008
"Help!  My plant is under insect attack - what are they, what will they do to my other plants and how can I attack back?" Find out here!
6/22/2012
Eating purslane greens provides a rich source of essential omega-3 fatty acids to reduce inflammation, boost heart health and lower triglycerides that cause stroke, heart attack, fatty liver and pancreatitis. Green your health with purslane!
6/15/2011
Check out these eco-friendly garden products that were designed by Northern California gardeners.
9/29/2010
Whether you’re just starting out on the green path or looking for more ways to live sustainably, check out Make Your Place: Affordable, Sustainable Nesting Skills by Raleigh Briggs, which teaches simple domestic skills to help you lead a DIY life.
4/7/2011
Terrariums are beautiful in any room setting and they are a great activity to share with children. In honor of Earth Day, build your own!
6/15/2011
In a wabi-sabi garden, plants are chosen because they belong in that climate, and they’re allowed to strut their stuff if they’re considerate of the plants around them. Both plants and guests are encouraged to meander and explore.
8/18/2009
If you’re an herbie, then chances are you love tea. But did you know that your herbs also enjoy tea? Discover the benefits of compost tea and learn how to use it in your garden.
5/2/2012
Say cheers to the health benefits of cilantro.
6/1/2011
Celebrate the father figures in your life with these ideas for herbal gifts.
5/7/2009
Sweet Bay is surprisingly easy to grow and offeres wonderfully spicy flavors to your kitchen.
4/28/2009
Fond memories of an anniversary trip to France and the beautiful Chateau de Villandry inspires the Lemon Verbena Lady to advocate kitchen gardens. Not only do they attract beautiful insects but they also spice up your summer meals.
8/4/2011
Cutting and drying herbs can be a great way for kids to learn about them.
6/7/2011
Learn some simple tricks to introduce your children to herb gardening
5/7/2009
Keep your sage alive. Check out our growing tips for dying herbs.
8/20/2009
Try these Texan tips for planting herbs in the fall.
1/14/2013
Guest blogger Kathleen Gasperini documents her journey to becoming a successful urban farmer in Los Angeles.
8/18/2009
For some, the cold winter months may bring many ‘a’ merry moment. But for the sympathetic gardener, the humbugs start as the plants begin die. Bring your garden indoors this fall with help from your own personal gardening expert – the EasyBloom.
2/21/2011
Watch out for these three common technique mistakes in your garden this spring.
8/22/2013
Inclement weather can really keep you out of your garden. Here are some of the challenges Mother Nature presents us and a couple of tricks you can use to keep her at bay.
7/14/2009
In the final installment of my series "7 Tips for Everyday Outdoor Gardening", I help you explore some simple yet effective tips to grow and propagate healthy plants, scare away pests and learn which common plants may be hazardous to your health.
1/6/2011
Germinate your favorite parsley indoors this winter to get a head start on spring gardening. Enter for a chance to win parsley seed packets.
5/3/2011
A new thyme variety at a local farmers' market inspired one blogger's interest in learning about this versatile herb.
2/9/2010
Although the weather is still chilly, early spring planting has already begun in Texas.
8/18/2008
Check out these weekly tips for growing healthy, beautiful plants indoors.
1/29/2012
Guest blogger Eileen Troemel offers landscaping tips for those with a black thumb looking to start a new garden bed, plant a live fence or grow outdoors.
11/22/2011
The burdock plant has long been that pesky plant that attaches velcro-like pickers to your clothing, but it also has an abundance of health benefits.
7/4/2012
Add sorrel to your kitchen garden to grow a super healthy green for salads, soups and side dishes.
4/5/2012
You'll be happy with thyme (Thymus vulgaris) in your flower or herb garden border. It's an easy-to-grow herb to use for cooking and herbal remedies.
2/1/2012
This month, Scarlet Faith shares why growing a lemon tree from a saved seed of a bought lemon is a great winter project.
1/31/2012
A Detroit neighborhood garden demonstrates how citizens can work together to reclaim rundown sections of their cities and benefit their entire community.
1/4/2011
Grow herbs indoors over the winter months with this simple gardening idea.
9/23/2008
Little gnatty flies smothering your prized houseplants?  Learn what they are and how to eradicate them, once and for all.
2/7/2011
It’s never too early to start thinking about planting your garden for the spring. I know I am already thinking about spring and warm weather. Spring officially starts Sunday, March 20th and it’s important to know when it is the right time to purchase your flowers and begin the planting process.
6/8/2011
It's not too late to start or expand your garden this summer! Plant sun-loving herbs, vegetables and flowers for a strong harvest and bright blooms.
10/21/2010
Companion planting can help your favorite plants achieve their full potential.
5/18/2010
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace introduces a green gardening series on Biodynamic farming based on her trip to DeLoach Vineyards in Sonoma, California. She details the meaning of Biodynamic farming and a field preparation called horn silica 501.
5/2/2012
Once you have this herb in your garden, you will never be without cutting leaf celery. It's a perfect container plant to grow close by the kitchen door.
5/19/2010
DeLoach Vineyards winegrower Eric Pooler explains the camaraderie amongst Biodynamic prep stirrers.  
6/13/2011
If you’re looking for a unique container gardening experience, look no further than growbottles from Potting Shed Creations. These self-watering planters are made in the USA from reclaimed restaurant wine bottles, and they’re as sustainable as they are stylish.
8/16/2011
The Herb Channeler gets in gear to preserve the herbal harvest for the fall and winter months. Get ideas to freeze, dry and preserve your herbs as well as bring them indoors.
12/7/2011
Check out this roundup of 10 favorite sustainable gifts for the gardeners on your list--all under $50!
3/16/2012
The path to a sustainable New York City will involve covering much of the urban space with food farms and gardens.
12/6/2013
Eschew corporate goods and instead choose handmade gifts for everyone on your list this holiday, using these excellent Etsy shops as a jumping-off point.


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