Information About Gardening Lifestyle

A gardening lifestyle is difficult to define, but for most avid gardeners, it means a fair share of hard work and struggle balanced with fruitful rewards. The lifestyle of a gardener is a life spent in cooperation with nature. What does a gardening lifestyle mean to you? The articles below provide a wealth of information on various aspects of the gardening in general.

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How To Eat Sustainably For A Healthier Body And Earth

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

It's easier to eat sustainably than you might think. Click here to learn how.

Eco-Friendly Outdoor Furniture Ideas For Your Yard

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Sustainable outdoor furniture is one way to make your yard and garden area more eco-friendly. Read on for some sustainable furnishing tips.

10 Psychological Benefits Of Plants And Gardening

By Laura Miller

Take two houseplants and call me in the morning! Although studies correlating the mental health benefits of gardening have been around for decades, it’s still something of a new concept. Read on for more.

Outdoor Heating Guide: Tips For Outdoor Living

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Unless you live in the tropics, the cold months make it hard to spend time outside. Here’s what you need to know about winter outdoor living.

Give Thanks With These Plants – Plants That Symbolize Gratitude

By Laura Miller

Giving a potted plant or bouquet of flowers is one way to show our thanks, but what do we choose when we don't know the recipient's preferences? One solution is to follow the tradition of flower and plant symbolism.

5 Garden To Table Tips – Garden To Table Meaning And More

By Teo Spengler

The purpose of vegetable gardening is to provide organic, healthy, delicious fare for the table. Click here for a few garden-to-table tips that can help keep us on track.

Garden To Table Dinner Ideas – How To Host A Farm To Table Party

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

A farm to table party is the perfect way to share your bounty and enjoy other's company. Putting together a farm to table dinner doesn't have to be complex either. Click here for ideas.

What Is Garden To Table – Garden To Table Meaning And Ideas

By Amy Grant

What is garden to table? Click here to get the garden to table meaning and more.

What Is A Conservatory – Greenhouse Living Space

By Laura Miller

Perhaps you've considered a greenhouse, but are unable to sacrifice the space strictly for plants. What you need is a conservatory.

Gardening For Health – Maintaining Healthy Gardening Habits

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Healthy gardening habits go hand in hand with the rest of your self-care regimens. Take some healthy gardening tips from us and pursue your passion forever.

What Is A Lanai – Tips For Building A Lanai

By Amy Grant

What is a lanai? It is a simple extension of your home that allows you to spend more of your time out rather than indoors. Read on for more.

What Is A Gazebo – Gazebo Landscaping Ideas

By Teo Spengler

A gazebo can be a focal point for the garden, offering shade, a seating area and shelter from the elements. Fore more info on gazebo landscaping, read on.

Work From Home Garden Office – Garden Home Office Ideas

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Working from home is the on trend phrase of today. For the disciplined worker, a work from home garden office might be perfect.

Top 5 Styles Of Fire Pit

By Amy Grant

What are the best outdoor fire pits to keep warm? Click the following for our compiled list of which fire pit is best for your landscape.

Garden Yoga With Kids – Information On Garden Yoga For Kids

By Amy Grant

Children are eager to help and learn, and hopefully, this means your little ones are helping out in the garden. One idea to get them interested is by doing garden yoga with them. It’s just like practicing yoga with adults, only sillier. For more information, click here.

Yoga And Gardening – Ideas For Gardening With Yoga

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Gardening is not always a gentle hobby and can leave one sore and aching. There is a lot of lifting, crouching, pulling, bending, and other maneuvers involved. Regular yoga practice can help develop strength and flexibility to make gardening easier. Learn more here.

Couples Gardening – Creative Ideas For Gardening Together

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

If you haven’t tried gardening with your partner, you may find that couples gardening offers a host of benefits for you both. Read on for tips on gardening together.

Watching Football In The Backyard – Hosting A Super Bowl Party In Your Garden

By Mary Ellen Ellis

For something a little different this year why not throw an outdoor football viewing party for the Super Bowl?

Plant Donation Info: Giving Away Plants To Others

By Amy Grant

Got plants you no longer want? Don’t toss them. Did you know you could donate plants to charity? Click here to find out more.

Grateful Gardening: How To Show Garden Gratitude

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

What is garden gratitude? For more information and to get started with your own grateful gardening, click the following article.

Garden Thanksgiving – Reasons To Be A Thankful Gardener

By Mary Ellen Ellis

With Thanksgiving near, it’s a good time to focus on gardening gratitude. Think about your garden and what you love. Learn more here.

Gratitude In The Garden: Ways That Gardeners Give Thanks

By Amy Grant

Many people have found thankfulness and gratitude in the garden. What are ways you can give thanks from the garden? Click here to find out.

Apple Cider Vinegar Benefits – How To Use Apple Cider Vinegar For Health

By Amy Grant

Apple cider vinegar has gotten some good press in the last several years, but is apple cider vinegar really good for you? Click here to learn more.

Celebrating Halloween In The Garden: Ideas For A Halloween Party Outside

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

A Halloween party in the garden is a ton of fun and doesn’t need to be complicated. Click here for a few suggestions to get started.

Autumnal Equinox Garden Ideas: How To Celebrate The Fall Equinox

By Mary Ellen Ellis

The autumnal equinox can be cause for celebration in your home and garden. Click here to learn why and how to celebrate this special time.

Backyard Fire Pit Safety Tips – Keeping Backyard Fire Pits Safe

By Mary Ellen Ellis

A fire pit is a great outdoor feature, allowing you to enjoy cooler nights in the garden. Keeping them safe is essential. Get tips here.

Plant Parenting Trend: Are You A Plant Parent

By Mary Ellen Ellis

One of the more unusual trends millennials have started is the idea of plant parenting. So, what is it and are you a plant parent too? Find out here.

Succulent Planting Party: How To Host A Succulent Party

By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden

Hosting a succulent planting party is a perfect way to get together with friends. Learn how to host your own succulent party here.

Flowers For Labor Day – How To Make A Labor Day Bouquet

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

Labor Day flower arrangements can be a fun way to utilize the garden in your next celebration. Click this article for some display ideas.

Floratourism Travel Guide – What Is Floratourism

By Liz Baessler

From avocado toast to red wine, it seems there’s always a new millennial trend to hear about. Here’s one that everyone should take advantage of. It’s called “floratourism,” and it’s the practice of traveling with nature in mind. Learn more here.

Garden Independence Day Party – Celebrate The 4th Of July In The Garden

By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden

What better reason for a party than celebrating 4th of July in the garden? How to plan such a fun event? Click here for a few pointers to get started.

Gardening With A Cell Phone: What To Do With Your Phone In The Garden

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Carrying your phone into the garden can be useful. Figuring out what to do with your phone, though, can be a challenge. Click here for tips.

Weatherproof Cabinets: Ideas For Adding Cabinets In The Garden

By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden

As outdoor kitchens grow in popularity, so do the use of cabinets outside. Click here to learn more cabinets for outdoor kitchen use.

Outdoor Kitchen Ideas – How To Make An Outdoor Kitchen

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Cooking outdoors is a fun way to enjoy your garden with family and friends. Click here for some outdoor kitchen ideas.

What Are Natural Swimming Pools: How To Make A Natural Swimming Pool

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

A natural swimming pool in your landscape allows you to enjoy cool, refreshing water any time you want. Learn about creating a natural swimming pool here.

Growing 2020 Gardens – Garden Trends For Summer During Covid

By Amy Grant

What are the hottest garden trends for summer 2020 gardens? Some take a page from history, others a more modern twist. Learn about them here.

Solar Outdoor Shower Info: Learn About Different Types Of Solar Showers

By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden

Need a quick clean when leaving the pool or after working outside on those hot, sticky summer days? Try a solar shower to clean off. Learn more here.

Memorial Day Garden Party – Planning A Memorial Day Garden Cookout

By Susan Albert, Freelance Garden Writer

A backyard Memorial Day garden cookout offers a great kickoff to the summer season. Here are tips on how to get the party started.

Mother’s Day Flower Ideas – Beautiful Flowers To Get For Mom

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

Exploring Mother’s Day flower ideas that are both creative and long-lasting is sure to leave an impression on Mom. Find suggestions here.

Meditative Gardening: Can Gardening Be Used For Meditation

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

Meditative gardening can be an enlightening experience, allowing growers to explore the soil, as well as their inner selves. Learn more here.

Getting Active In Nature: How To Stay Healthy And Active At Home

By Leslie Garner, Early Childhood Educator

Keeping kids active at home shouldn’t be hard. Learn how to get creative with fun games or learning activities to promote physical movement in the garden.

Garden Themed Workout: Ways To Exercise While Gardening

By Susan Albert, Freelance Garden Writer

Tending the garden and landscape benefits mental health and contributes to physical activity to stay healthy. Click here for garden-themed workouts.

Sketching In The Garden: How To Draw Your Garden

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Drawing in the garden, or actually drawing your garden, can be a fun hobby, even for the kids. Learn more about drawing in the garden here.

Various Gardening Types And Styles: What Type Of Gardener Are You

By Amy Grant

The number of gardeners has risen significantly with this hobby having so many different attributes. Each gardening style is different and unique to that person. Click the following article to see what kind of gardener you may be.

Why Start A Garden: Benefits Of Growing Gardens

By Teo Spengler

The benefits of growing gardens are many and varied. Whatever your motive for starting a garden, it is sure to bring many rewards. Learn more here.

Enjoying Nature In Isolation: Things To Do During Quarantine

By Amy Grant

Cabin fever is real and never more evident than during this quarantine period. Growing plants to beat those quarantine blues can help. Learn more here.

First Day Of Spring Party: Ways To Celebrate The Spring Equinox

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

The arrival of warmer temperatures comes with much celebration for devoted gardeners. Creating ways to celebrate the spring equinox helps welcome a new growing season and, while seemingly untraditional, history suggests otherwise. Find spring garden party ideas here.

Gardens And Friendship: Spending Time With Friends In The Garden

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

If you don’t have access to gardening groups where you live, you can still enjoy gardening with friends. Exploring new ways to invite friends in the garden will help to further create a growing environment that truly thrives – in more ways than one. This article will help.

Making Friends With Plants: Clever Ways To Share Plants With Others

By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden

If you’re a gardener, you’ve found lots of ways to enjoy the garden. But maybe you want to share those major accomplishments with a friend. It’s always nice to have someone that shares your passion and love for gardening. Click here for tips on making friends with plants.

Garden Party Theme Ideas: Planning A Garden Themed Party

By Teo Spengler

Nothing is easier or more fun than planning a themed garden party. You could choose something from any aspect of the garden—the possibilities are limitless. Click here for some ideas on garden themes for your next party.

Is Gardening Profitable: Learn How To Make Money Gardening

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

What better way to do so than being able to combine extra cash with a favorite hobby? If you’re an avid gardener, making money from gardening is a real possibility. For ideas on how to make money from gardening, click the following article.

How To Work In Horticulture – Learn About Careers In Gardening

By Mary Ellen Ellis

If you have a green thumb and are looking for a career related to gardening, you’re in luck! There are numerous opportunities from which to choose. From gardener to farmer or even professor, there are lots of jobs to consider. Click this article to learn more.

Thanksgiving Centerpiece Plants: Growing A Thanksgiving Dinner Centerpiece

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

Carefully crafting a beautiful Thanksgiving centerpiece is just one important aspect of this celebration. However, doing so by using plants and flowers can take your décor to the next level – especially if you’ve grown them yourself. Learn more in this article.

Gardening For Millennials – Learn Why Millennials Love Gardening

By Teo Spengler

Millennials have a reputation for spending time on their computers, not in their backyards. So, do millennials garden? Yes, they do. Click on the following article for more information about the millennial garden trend and why millennials love gardening.

Baby Names Inspired By Plants: Learn About Garden Names For Babies

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

It is easy for an expectant parent to become overwhelmed with the task of finding a name. For those with green thumbs, however, naming their new baby may be as simple as walking into the garden. Click this article for ideas on baby names inspired by plants.

Outdoor Dining Garden: What Is An Alfresco Garden

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

You don’t have to be one of the rich and famous to enjoy alfresco dining, even a small balcony can be transformed into a garden dining area. Click on the following article for tips on creating an alfresco garden in your own backyard.

Gardening And The Internet: Gardening Online With Social Media

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

Since the birth of the internet or worldwide web, new information and gardening tips are instantly available. Social media has made finding answers to questions even more easy. Click this article to learn more about the benefits of garden social networking.

Gardening RDA: How Much Time In The Garden Should You Spend

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

Most gardeners would agree that the process of growing a garden can positively influence both mental and physical health. But just how much time in the garden must one spend to reap these benefits? Click here to learn more about our gardening recommended daily allowance.

What Is Shinrin-Yoku: Learn About The Art Of Forest Bathing

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

It's no secret that taking a long walk or hike in nature is a great way to relax and unwind after a stressful day. However, the Japanese "forest medicine" of Shinrin-Yoku takes this experience to the next level. Click here for more Shinrin-Yoku information.

Flower Photo Tips: Learn How To Take Photos Of Flowers From Your Garden

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Sometimes the simple, elegant beauty of a flower can nearly take your breath away. Photographing flowers allows you to capture that beauty, but it helps to have a little information before you begin. The following flower photo tips may help. Click here to learn more.

Garden Party Ideas: A Guide To Throwing A Backyard Party People Will Love

By Liz Baessler

There's pretty much nothing more enjoyable than an outdoor summer party. With good food, good company, and a green, peaceful setting, it just can't be beaten. If you're fortunate enough to have a spot to host, you can find some garden party tips here.

Gardening During Radiation Therapy – Can I Garden While Doing Chemo

By Ilana Goldowitz Jimenez, Plant Scientist & Writer

If you are being treated for cancer, staying as active as possible may benefit your physical and mental health. And spending time outdoors while you garden can lift your spirits. But is gardening during chemotherapy safe? Find out more in this article.

Gardening with Lymphedema – Gardening Tips To Prevent Lymphedema

By Kristi Waterworth

Gardening is an activity enjoyed by all kinds of people, from the very young to their eldest elders. It doesn?t discriminate, even if you?re at risk for lymphedema. Instead of giving up your garden, consider ways to avoid triggering lymphedema symptoms. Learn more here.

What Is A Food Desert: Information About Food Deserts In America

By Amy Grant

Not everyone has the means to live a healthy lifestyle. What is a food desert in America? What are some of the causes of food deserts? The following article contains information on food deserts, their causes and food desert solutions.

Gardening And Working Life – How To Balance Work And A Garden

By Victoria Blackstone

If you'd love to have a garden, but you think you have no time for gardening because of your hectic work schedule, the answer may lie in designing a low-maintenance garden. Learn how to balance work and a garden in this article.

Time Saving Tips For Gardeners – How To Make Gardening Easier

By Karen Boness, Owner of Wild Willow Landscape Design

If you've never gardened before, you might feel both excited and overwhelmed. Where do you begin? You know it can be a lot of work and you wonder how to make gardening easier. What are the best time saving tips for gardeners? Find out here.

It’s Garden Naked Day, So Let’s Get Naked In The Garden!

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

Ever felt the desire to weed your garden in the buff or daydreamed of walking naked through the flowerbed? Well, my friends, you can do just that. It?s Annual World Naked Gardening Day. Click here to learn more.

What Is A Master Gardener: Learn About Master Gardener Training

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

So you say you want to become a master gardener? What is a master gardener and what steps must be taken to achieve that goal? The tips and information found in this article will answer these questions and help get you started. Click here for more info.

What Is Guerrilla Gardening: Information On Creating Guerrilla Gardens

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

What is guerrilla gardening? The practice is intended to make unused and neglected spaces beautiful, green and healthy. Read this article for more information on guerilla gardening practices.

Garden Plant Irritants: What Plants Irritate The Skin And How To Avoid Them

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Plants have protective mechanisms just like animals. Skin irritant plants abound in the home landscape. Use the information in the following article to learn more and how to avoid a painful outbreak.

Gardening With Friends: Garden Clubs And Plant Societies

By Stan V. Griep, American Rose Society Consulting Master Rosarian, Rocky Mountain District

Along with seeking out great gardening websites to gain experience with your gardening, seek out local societies or clubs as well. Get started learning more about gardening clubs in this article.

Out Of Town Garden Care: Garden Tips For Travelers

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

For gardeners, planning a vacation always adds an extra complication - how can you enjoy your time away if you?re concerned that your carefully planned and well-tended garden will be dead or dying by the time you return? This article will help.

Gift For Gardening: Is The Green Thumb A Myth?

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

Green thumb gardening is just that--a myth, at least as I see it. When it comes to growing plants, there are no inherent talents, no divine gift for gardening, and no green thumb. Learn more here.

The Love Of Gardening – How To Enjoy Addictive Hobbies For Less

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

Gardening is the most addictive hobbies in America. As a gardener myself, I know firsthand just how addictive this pastime can be. Get tips for managing your garden addiction in this article.

Garden Fitness: Learn About Exercise In The Garden

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

Did you know gardening is actually good for you? Gardening is an enjoyable pastime that is widely available to anyone interested. Learn more about maintaining a garden for health in this article.

Dog Lover’s Gardening Dilemma: Training Dogs In The Garden

By Gardening Know How

Many gardeners are also avid pet lovers. A common dilemma is keeping gardens and lawns in tip-top shape in spite of the family dog! Learn more about dog proof gardens in this article.

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