Plant Labels: How to Make Sense Of Them

Tagetes erecta, Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii, Canna generalis, Zinnia elegans. These are just some of the words you’ll find on the plant labels at your local home and garden store. Are your eyes glazing over yet? If so, I totally understand! But trust me, these words have meaning. They are all scientific names for common … Read more

How to Make Firewood Logs from a Fallen Tree

How to break down a fallen tree

When faced with the rising cost of natural gas and oil, some homeowners decide to choose a more economical source of fuel: firewood. Nowadays, it’s become an abundant natural resource with all of the replanting initiatives around the country. If you have trees in your garden , it’s convenient and economical to make firewood from … Read more

How to Remove Rust From Tools The Easiest Way

How to remove rust from tools

It happens to all of us gardeners… We’re out in the garden: pruning, hoeing, clipping, thinning…and we forget to pick up a tool. This happened to me recently with my beloved Felco F-2 Hand Pruners, arguably some of the best pruners you’ll ever buy. They’ll last you a lifetime…IF you take care of them. Mine … Read more