weeds

Ways to Help Against the Battle of the Weeds in Your Garden

Jim Rogers This Land of Ours

There are two types of weeds. The first type produces enormous quantities of seeds. These weeds are easy to pull or hoe, but new ones keep appearing. The second type is harder to kill, often because these weeds have persistent underground roots or other parts that can sprout into new plants. And then you have the mighty dandelion, which combines …

patio plants

Heat-Tolerant Plants for Your Patio

Jim Rogers This Land of Ours

If you don’t want the dog days of summer to turn your gorgeous container gardens into a crispy mess, try these plants that can take the heat all summer long.   For example, Angel’s trumpet.  The blooms release a pleasant fragrance after sunset. If you have pets or children, be sure to keep these plants out of reach—all parts are …

Quick and Easy Foods for Kids to Grow at Home

Jim Rogers This Land of Ours

Kids may not always like to eat their veggies, but it might be fun for them to grow their own.  Especially since they are around the home a lot more than usual these days. Gardening will certainly provide some excitement, as well as daily activities—observing, watering, harvesting—to keep them busy with something worthwhile. To help with making this venture successful, …

Foods That Will Happily Grow on a Balcony

Jim Rogers This Land of Ours

If your living quarters don’t allow for a backyard garden but still provide a little space, such as a balcony, then you have the room to grow your own food. In fact, in just ten or twenty square feet, it’s possible to provide fresh food for the table on a daily basis. Part of the trick is picking the right …

orange trees

How to Grow Oranges in Your Own Orchard

Jim Rogers This Land of Ours

Growing oranges can be a delicious investment to make for your property. Not only do they produce delicious fruits, but you can sell or preserve the oranges. These trees don’t tolerate any frost, unless you select a specific variety that is hardier in cold weather. Such as the Hamlin variety. Oranges, as well as most citrus trees, require warm, moist …

rock garden

Best Plants for Rock Gardens

Jim Rogers This Land of Ours

If you have a beautiful rock garden you need pretty plants to accent it. Some of the best plants are low maintenance perennials that don’t mind poor soil and drought, but will need some good drainage. Euphorbia is one that comes to mind.  This amazing family of succulents comes in a seemingly endless selection of shapes, sizes, and colors. Or, …

indoor plants

How to Keep an Indoor Plant Alive

Jim Rogers This Land of Ours

Keeping an indoor plant alive means providing it with what it needs on a long-term basis and not forgetting about its existence for months at a time. Keeping a plant alive requires giving it the appropriate amount of sunlight and water, as well as the right soil and nutrients. How much of each will depend on the particular plant, and …

Growing Chia in Your Home Garden

Taylor Hillman Features, This Land of Ours

Chia has become incredibly popular due to its myriad health benefits and the sheer number of recipes the seeds can be used for. The seeds are high in Omega-3 and fiber and can be added to cakes and muffins, yogurt, desserts, drinks, and many other dishes. The best thing about Chia is how easily they germinate and grow. Chia are …