You can allow beneficial amphibians and reptiles a safe place to shelter during winter by building a hibernaculum. Here’s how.
Not every gardener wants birds sauntering onto their garden plots. Here’s how to protect your backyard harvest without harming unwanted avian visitors.
Australia has always had fires. They come with the territory. The same can be said of parts of the USA and even Europe. But the intensity and frequency of those fires has accelerated in the past decade as climates become warmer and, more alarmingly, drier. Areas that historically have had low fire risks are now […]
When properly managed, bee houses are the perfect habitat for lone, hole-nesting native bees.
Ever wonder what are those small, green, and leafy vegetables added to dishes as we eat our meal in restaurants? These small vegetables are what we call microgreens. Microgreens not only enhance the flavor and texture of our dishes, they are also nutritious and rich in antioxidants. Perfect to boost your immune system. You are […]
You can create a watery sanctuary in your garden using little more than butyl rubber pond liner, gravel, sub-soil, and a selection of native plants. Here is how.
Native plants are gradually earning space in backyard gardens everywhere. Here’s how to incorpoate them into your garden.
By Ashley Baxter and Hey Monty! Do you know that your kitchen scraps and the compost bin at the bottom of your yard can help save the world? Want to know how? Our planet is warming, our population continues to explode at an exponential rate and we’re depleting our soils faster than nature can replenish […]
Ginger is a highly favored plant both in the garden and in the kitchen. In fact, it’s one of the most widely cultivated crops in the world, famed for its many uses. Aside from its general use as a spice, ginger can also be candied, dried, and even turned into powder. The magic of ginger […]
Making our gardens more attractive to birds, mammals, and other creatures does not require a lot of work.