Green Gardening, Eco-friendly Home Décor & Ecology Pages
Green Living, Green Home Decorating & Green Gardening Articles
We've assembled our growing (no pun intended) list of ecology-related articles here for your convenience. You will find our pages about gardening, green living, eco-friendly interior decorating, and similar eco-conscious topics here.
We've also included some of what we think are the best films on the planet earth about this important topic and a survey for you to cast your vote for what you think is the most critical environmental issue facing us today. Plus a Forum to debate one of today's hottest (no pun intended) issues: Global Warming.
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Enjoy an ongoing source of Green Living Ideas and DIY Strategies that help Save the Environment while also Saving you Money.
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Learn What You Can Do in Your Own Backyard
- 101 Gardening Secrets Experts Never Tell You
101 Tips, Problem Solvers and Dollar Stretchers for Organic Gardeners that the pros, retailers and giant chemical corporations don't want you to know.
- What You Should Know About Invasive Plants in the U.S.
Learn about invasive plants in the United States, why they are an ecological, economical, and health problem, and what you can do about them.
- Kids In The Garden: Great Gardening Gifts, Tools & Toys for Kids
Tools & inspiration to encourage kids to play in the garden & learn about nature, science, math & more while having fun, being physically active & getting enjoyable exercise.
- Basic Gardening Essentials: A Guide to the 10 Best Garden Tools and Accessories
If you spend as much time in the garden as we do, you really appreciate having the right tools, clothing and other necessities to get the job done safely and enjoyably...
Related Gardening Topics
If you are interested in organic gardening, consider native and antique plants. They are often healthier and hardier than modern hybrids - after all, they've survived for 100 or more years because, in part, of disease resistance without chemical sprays. They are also unusual and beautiful, often with incredible scents and forms rarely seen today.
- My Victorian Garden: Gardening with Rare & Unusual Antique Heirloom Spring Tulip Bulbs
This page will introduce you to some of the most exotic and rare antique and heirloom tulips and their (true) story of beauty, intrigue and high stakes finance that would put today's global stock market shenanigans to shame...
- My Victorian Garden in Spring: Heirloom Daffodils and Other Bulbs
All about rare hard-to-find species & heirloom narcissus/daffodils from the 17th thru early 20th centuries. Lots of photos of antique daffodils and other heirloom spring flowers we grow from bulbs.
- My Victorian Garden: Growing Heirloom Bearded Iris
An introduction to Antique Heirloom Bearded irises, their history and the terminology used to describe them plus helpful tips and instructional videos about how to plant and grow irises.
- My Victorian Garden in Summer: Growing Heirloom and Old-Fashioned Roses
Old garden roses are hardier, far more disease resistant, and come in more varieties than modern roses. Think roses are too difficult to grow? Try some that have thrived despite 100+ years of neglect.
- Antique Heirloom and Old Garden Roses: Categories & Characteristics
Learn about the intriguing history of the rose and the major categories of antique heirloom roses used to classify old garden roses today. Includes rose quotes, botanical illustrations, and more.
Where do YOU Stand? Is Global Warming a Real Threat or a Pseudo-Scare? - Hyperbole or hypothermia?
Do you think the dire predictions for the planet about the effects of global warming are real or merely scare-tactics? How concerned are you about it? What worries you the most? Or what do you think is the biggest lie about this hot issue?
Have your voice heard
Where do you stand on one of the most important controversies of the day?
Join the heated debate or post a cool comment.
Is Global Warming Fact or Fiction?
The Greening of House and Home
A Potpourri of Eco-Conscious Interior Decorating Lenses
Eco-friendly Home Décor can contribute a lot to a healthy, green home and lifestyle. From recycling and re-using existing items to products such as home decorating fabrics made from sustainable resources, it is critical to become an informed consumer.
- Energy Efficient Winter Decorating Victorian Style
Common-sense ways that Victorian interior decorating took advantage of natural phenomenon to increase comfort and save energy beautifully, economically, and in keeping with the Victorian aesthetic.
- Eco-friendly Eco-Chic Home Décor Tips and Resources
Easy Eco-Chic Decorating Tips that reflect a “down to earth” sensibility in materials, colors & cost. Pro advice on how to recycle, reuse, recreate with environmental awareness & cost effectiveness.
- The Green Truth About Fabrics
The ecological, economical, and practical pros and cons of different types of natural and manufactured fibers used in the textile industry for fabrics and rugs.
- FABRIC: Are Natural or Synthetic Fibers Better?
Learn about the differences between natural and synthetic fibers in home decorating fabrics. Are natural fiber fabrics, like cotton, linen, wool, and silk, always more expensive...
- Optimizing Energy Efficiency in Victorian Houses
Learn about the most effective energy conserving architecture and building practices of the Victorian era. When we think of old Victorian houses, the image that comes to mind is often a drafty and overly-expensive...
What Else Can You Do? - Watch a Documentary with Friends
Or Share a Riveting Eco-Drama
The Day After Tomorrow, starrring Dennis Quaid and Jake Gyllenhaal, is an action packed film centered on the unexpectedly rapid effects of climate change. Worth watching for the special effects alone, but includes suspense, humor, relationships, and more.
Based on a true story, Erin Brockovich is the story of one woman's victory over a multi-billion-dollar corporation that has destroyed her town's water. A tour de force performance by Julia Roberts in a very powerful film.
Borrow them from your local library, Buy them on DVD, or Stream with Amazon Prime Membership or Free 30-day trial
More Environmental Documentaries You Should See - We've posted the trailers here for your convenience
Teach Your Kids & Have Fun - Watching A Meaningfully Green Age-Appropriate Fantasy Film
Here are some trailers to help you decide which one to watch first.
Some of The Other Topics We Write About
- Home Décor DIY-Decorating Info & Resources by An Interior Designer
The home decorating pages here provide information, home decorating tips from an interior designer, and how-to advice and instructions for various aspects of interior décor from choosing color to hanging pictures.
- Chazz's Pet Pages: Everything About and For Dogs and Cats
Two kittens adopted us about 7 years ago, but it was not until we were recently adopted by our first puppy that I really went pet crazy -- as my growing collection of pet pages attests.
- Our Collection of Recipe Lenses
Our recipes are proving to be pretty popular, so we gathered them on this page as a sort of cookbook-in-progress or collection of all of our recipes in one place.
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