Health Boosting Citrus Trees to Grow In Containers

Citrus fruits are loaded with antioxidants and health boosting properties. Have you wondered which varieties grow best in containers and provide healthful benefits too? Well look no farther, we have listed some of the health benefits you can receive and which varieties to grow year round in containers. Read on to learn more about the [Read On]

How to Grow Citrus Trees Indoors

Have you ever smelled the open blossoms from a citrus tree? This is one reason why I decided to learn how to grow citrus trees indoors. The fragrance of the blossoms is sweet, intense and powerfully infuses the air in the vicinity of the tree. Never having the opportunity to see a citrus grove in [Read On]

Chocolate Colored Eggs!

Last April 3rd, we had a broody mama chicken, hatch out 4 baby chicks from hatching eggs that we purchased from a local breeder. Of those chicks, we only had one girl who is now 5 1/2 months old. We were so surprised when she laid her first egg at only 41/2 months! That’s early, [Read On]

Hawaiian Lanai Pictures: Our Outdoor Living Space

So what is a lanai? The word lanai, is Hawaiian, and is pronounced; lə-ˈnī and rhymes with rib eye. It most often refers to outdoor areas such as a porch or patio. It can be covered by an awning, roof or canopy and is a place to sit and relax and enjoy the out-of-doors. Lanais [Read On]

Grow Plants to Repel Insects

We love to grow herbs. We use them in our cooking, salads and for medicinal purposes. Did you know that it’s easy to Grow Plants to Repel Insects? It’s true! Most of the herbs in the list below, can be grown in a permanent bed, in large pots or containers and some can be grown [Read On]

10 Tips to Keep Chickens Cool in the Summer Heat

With a heat wave hanging over most of the United States, our feathered friends need some TLC when the temperatures soar. When temperatures reach the 90’s or go into the 100’s chickens, pea fowl, guinea fowl, ducks and turkeys all need some help to prevent them from dying of Heat Stroke. High humidity levels elevate [Read On]

How to Preserve the Smell of Fresh Gardenias

I love the heady smell of fresh gardenias but the blooms are not long lived and the fragrance is soon gone. I try to take advantage of our blooming bushes by sitting near them, especially in the evening when their intoxicating fragrance is stronger. Would you like to capture this fragrance in a bottle and [Read On]

The Intoxicating Smell of Gardenias

Summer is arriving here in Coastal Carolina and the gardenia bushes have started to bloom. Here is a photo of our first blossom this year. We love the intoxicating smell of Gardenias in bloom. How can you describe this fragrance? To me the smell of gardenia is… Floral like jasmine Heavy like thick cream Sweet [Read On]

Our Swanky New Chicken Coop

Here are some photos of our swanky new chicken coop. We needed a chicken coop for the growing baby chicks we have been raising in the house. They are more than a month old now and need a home, outside. Avi wanted to build a small coop for them to live in until they are [Read On]

Raising Eight Baby Chicks

On April 25th we received baby chicks of various breeds from My Pet Chicken. On June 25th they will be two months old and it has been so much fun raising eight baby chicks. We ordered all pullets but it looks like we have a few cockerels in the mix. The picture on the left [Read On]

Growing and Using Bee Balm, Bergamot and Monarda

Our lovely Bee Balm is blooming in the Herb bed and the bees are a buzzing. This plant is from the Monarda family. Another name for this beautiful herb is Wild Bergamot because some varieties have a mild citrus taste like the Bergamot Orange. These plants have beautiful showy blossoms with square stems and opposing [Read On]

Success With Houseplants

We have enjoyed growing plants, both indoor and outdoor for many many years. During that time we have heard people say, “Oh I can’t grow anything. Give me a plant and I will surely kill it.” Why do some people seem to have a ‘green thumb’ and others don’t?  Why do some people  have success [Read On]

15 Plants that Remove Toxins from the Air

Indoor tropical plants are a valuable weapon against illness and indoor air pollution. These 15 indoor plants can help to remove toxins from the air in your home or office. Houseplants have been found to reduce fatigue, coughs, sore throats and other cold-related symptoms by more than 30 percent. They can absorb harmful airborne toxins [Read On]

The Air at Home – How to Improve it with Plants

We live and breathe inside our homes, that’s why it is important that we know how to improve indoor air quality at home. We all know what air pollution is but did you know that you could have it, in your home? In today’s show we’ll be talking about some common toxins in our homes [Read On]

Planting Poem

By Dick Wilmes I took a little seed one day About a month ago. I put it in a pot of dirt, In hopes that it would grow. I poured a little water To make the soil right. I set the pot upon the sill, Where the sun would give it light. I checked the [Read On]