Tag: gardening

Harvesting and Drying Sunflowers

There’s more to harvesting and drying sunflowers than many professional growers realize How soon you decide to harvest them will depend largely on energy costs, temperatures, and whether you prefer them to dry naturally

Storage Tips For Sunflowers

The manner in which you store your sunflowers can play an important role in the preservation of your seeds (as well as the ease with which they’re unloaded) For example, if there is excess moisture during storage, it’s possible for the moisture to freeze the seeds, causing breakage

A Serenity Garden For Your Home

Most people think about their backyard garden as a place to provide them peace and quiet, a place to relax after a busy day, or maybe a place to draw closer to God Whether you rise early, to enjoy your garden before heading off to work, or come home from work and retreat to your garden to unwind, a serenity garden can help to induce a state of calmness

The Good In Gardening

As many experts will attest, giving your mood its much-needed jolt is being linked with getting in touch with nature. A messy house, an eyesore for a lawn, and stressful surroundings can contribute highly to the worst cases of sadness…

Can anyone say ‘Grass Clippings’?

I was bringing my daughter home from a birthday part for one of the children she babysits for… We passed a man on a riding mower going over what looked to be a good two acres of smooth green grass… it was beautiful. As we got closer, I realized he was BAGGING it. And of course, my composting mind went to, “I wonder what he DOES with all that grass?” And I started slowing down…