Saving seeds and growing plants from them is not only rewarding, but an important skill in today's gardening world.
Proper swimming and boating flotation devices are critical to water safety. Make sure you have the correct brand.
Can you garden on a budget? Can you grow sustainable vegetables and fruits using minimal dollars to create such a bounty? Can you maintain a garden with recycled tools, fair priced seeds, and not a lot of space? The answer to all these questions is yes you can and here's how!
A short essay summing up my gardening obsession followed by an original recipe for stuffed peppers and tomatoes.
Losing a loved one is difficult. It takes a while to get used to the new normal. Here are some ways you can help a grieving friend or family member, based on my own experience of losing my husband.
Drowning is not a popular subject but experts tell us we can do several things to prevent drowning from happening. Learn to recognize the types of water distress that lead to drowning.
The Fiskars power-lever tree pruner is an essential tool for cost effective low-branch tree trimming.
A riveting historical novel about a lessor known piece of US history. Read the Orphan Train and learn about this interesting and moving time in the lives of over 200,000 orphans in the United States.
The Texas landscape is the most beautiful in the early spring when millions of wildflowers emerge to greet the warmer weather. The bluebonnet is among the most favorite and popular of them all.
A favorite annual Christmas movie that will be loved for generations. It is our family's chosen movie to watch to kick off the holiday season.
A captivating book by a medical scientist written from his first-hand look at afterlife in heaven. A must-read for people who suffered the loss of someone from neurological causes.
While Dallas is the city President John F. Kennedy spent his last minutes in, it was actually Fort Worth where he spent his last day. Learn what happened in those precious hours in Fort Worth.
A uniquely shaped member of the squash family, patty pan squash, is sweeter tasting than traditional squash. It also makes great looking gourds.
Use these proven steps to learn how to prepare your soil for the spring planting season.
Writing a bucket list became popular when the same word movie title was released. Since then, many have re-evaluated their lives and created a bucket list. Here's mine!
Beach combers around the world love to hunt for sea glass.
A backyard garden is a wonderful way to create good family time, nutritious food for your family, and a life-long hobby. Gardening enhances your mood and helps you sleep better as you cultivate life.
Olympic pin collecting became the rage at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. It is a fun hobby and inexpensive too. Obtaining Olympic pins is easy with today's technology.
You may not know the name Stephen Davis, but you know the famed musicians he chooses to chronicle in biographies.
The lasagna gardening method is widely used in various forms. This is a description of the traditional method.
Using glass dishes for function or for art brings out the creative spirit in me. We vary our table during the year with a collection of plates we eat from and my yard is full of glass creations that give a pop of color and add beauty to nature.
A personal story on loss, grief, recovery and what you can do to help someone dealing with any of these experiences.
Tips for making the most out of your garage sale, rummage sale, or estate sale habit. Whether you are the seller or the buyer, read on for tips you may not have thought of.
Growing herbs, using them, and drying the extras are the best way to have fresh herb flavor year-round.
The TCU Horned Frogs are my favorite college football team. They have established themselves as a perennial power member of the FBS Power 4 Conferences.
Water safety is important for children of all ages. Drowning is the leading cause of death in children ages 1-4. You can help prevent water accidents with proper instruction.
It sounds old-fashioned but there are still many folks who love to place reading materials in the bathroom. Find out whether a wall rack or tank magazine rack works best for you.
An EarthBox container system makes growing easy for experienced and first-time gardeners.
Learn how to make your own hummingbird nectar.
Use a cold frame to start your garden seedlings and get a jump on your growing season.
Tomato plants should be supported for proper growing. Here's how to help you decide what method to use.
It is possible to achieve profitable returns with a good sector rotation strategy.
Bird lovers will want to peruse these bird house designs to add style and elegance for your feathered friends!
Should you put in a raised bed garden or one in the ground? Here's to helping you make a good choice!
Adding a backyard fire pit to your property is an easy and fun way to encourage family and neighborhood fun around the campfire.
A hot pepper suet bird feeder designed to keep the squirrels away may be your answer to those pesky rodents eating your birdseed.
In a small bathroom, sometimes the only space to utilize or decorate with is over the toilet. Here are some ideas and examples how to get function out of that often forgotten space.
Most of us have piggy banks full of pennies laying around our homes. Have you ever thought of cleaning some of those old pennies? Here are a few methods to use to clean old pennies.
Using an indoor greenhouse to start your seedlings is an excellent way to have the variety of plants you want to put out in your garden.
Essential garden tools help you work the soil properly. These are must haves for anyone who gardens or works in the yard.
Tree faces are such a surprise when you first come upon one, then you begin to notice them in many familiar and unusual places.
It is an honor for a school to receive the National Blue Ribbon award. Find out how to work towards this goal and what it means after achieving the prestigious award granted by the US Dept. of Educ.
Container gardening is popular among those with limited growing space. It is also a good way to decorate your landscape with the option to change it often.
It is easy to grow herbs year round by using an indoor herb garden kit or by hosting an indoor herb garden in your windowsill.
Rippling water attracts birds and keeping bugs away from your birdbath. Find out why here.
A compost bin is an essential tool in an organic garden. While there are many bins on the market, I like the Soilsaver as one of the best.
Building a spud gun or potato cannon can be a fun father/son project or even a science project for school.
There are some tools and gadgets a gardener cannot live without. And there are others you just have to own. Which ones work for you?
A quick guide on growing strawberries and the correct variety for your growing area.
To get a child interested in gardening, it is wise to have tools that match their size. This also creates ownership by the child for the job.
Find your style of book cases and personalize your home. Filling a room with books make you rich!
Kitchen cabinets remain one of the most functional spaces in the kitchen. Perhaps you need an update and it will include new cabinets or just giving your old ones a face lift.
A non-traditional way to grow tomatoes, especially if you are limited on yard space. Perfect for patios, decks, and apartment living.
Container gardening indoors is a great way to keep herbs and vegetables available to you throughout the winter months. All you need is a little space and adequate lighting.
Composting your yard waste is the perfect recycling project. If you've been putting this off, don't delay, start today!