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Here's a vegetable gardener who didn't want to share his bounty with slugs and snails, so he strung an electric barrier around the perimeter of his raised bed garden. Anytime a voracious mollusk attempts to enter the garden, it must first crawl over...

I have been watching The Story of China on PBS and it is fantastic. I have to watch them a couple of times to take all the information in ;) The last episode was talking about the gardens of a palace and one place caught my attention so I had to go i...

If you want to brighten up your home with some lush greenery, it’s important to consider what level of lighting those houseplants will need. This trick will help you determine whether an area in your home is suitable for certain plants.Read more...

Given the underground nature of tubers, you might think you need a lot of space in your garden where you can dig deeply if you want to successfully grow edible potatoes. Actually, though, you can pretty easily grow potatoes above ground in a pot or b...

If you’re trying to grow a vegetable garden you might not think beyond planting the specific variety of desired vegetable, but it can be very beneficial to give your plant a friend. Flowers and other types of plants will attract helpful insects, su...

In many regions, fall leaves add a lovely flare of color to the season but are also an annoyance as they accrue on the ground. Most people simply rake them up and throw them out, but you can actually utilize their nutrients by making what’s often c...

The delightful grounds of Alnwick Castle in Northumberland, England contain such alluring settings as the Poison Garden, home to more than 100 species of plants that are deadly to humans. Please meet the head gardener, Trevor Jones, who must wear pro...