Entries by Kristi Waterworth

How Do Self-Watering Planters Work?

Watering is one of the most vital and detested chores in the garden, right after pulling long rooted, thorny weeds with your bare hands.  For container gardeners, watering has become much less of a hassle since the introduction of the newest generation of self-watering planters.  Older styles of self-watering planters weren’t much better than resting […]

What is a Juliet Balcony?

Whether you’re looking for a way to spice up your plain, unassuming home or you’re afraid someone may take a tumble out of an upper story floor-to-ceiling window, Juliet balconies are exactly what you need.  Unlike a traditional balcony that takes up outdoor space, requires frequent maintenance to ensure safety and can be expensive to […]

Container Gardening for Vegetables

Vegetable growing can be a lot of hard work – between the beating they get from tilling the garden and the back breaking bending to place each seed or plant in the ground, many gardeners give up and go shopping at the Farmer’s Market. Although this is certainly a viable solution, you still can’t be […]

Summer Gardening Tips

Summer is a great time for family vacations and trips to the pool, but it can be a huge challenge for gardeners. Vegetable plants get touchy when temperatures climb, flowers collapse and the lawn might even take on a slightly brown tone. Depending on where you live, summer may be the most difficult season for […]

How to Make Soilless Potting Mix

Flowers springing merrily from dirt-filled pots and planters is a sight that we take for granted. After all, aren’t plants supposed to thrive in dirt? The truth is, planting in containers requires a little more finesse, since you’ve got to encourage the medium to hold moisture against the plant’s roots while draining away any standing […]