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Home Garden Joy · 1d ago

Seed Starting Resources

Are you new to gardening? Starting a garden for the first time, or just getting into starting a garden from seed? Welcome! I’ve put together a list of all of the resources I’ve created on Ho...
Home Garden Joy · 3d ago

When Should You Start Tomato Seeds Indoors?

One of the most frequently asked questions I receive about seed starting is, “When should you start tomato seeds indoors?” Let’s take a look at tomatoes and how to start them from seeds. If ...
Home Garden Joy · 1w ago

New Video! How to Read a Seed Catalog

You probably get seed catalogs in the mail at this time of year (and if not, what are you waiting for? Sign up for some!). Seed catalogs are more than shopping goldmines. They are a wealth o...
Home Garden Joy · 1W ago

Garden Trends 2018

Just for fun, let’s take a look at the predicted garden trends for 2018. I’ve gathered a few of the most popular trends I’ve reviewed since December from a variety of sources: nursery and ga...
Home Garden Joy · 2W ago

Dream Away the Winter Blue with the David Austin 2018 Rose Handbook

I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling cold and missing my garden. Here in south-central Virginia, snow blankets the ground and temperatures have remained below freezing during the day and ...
Home Garden Joy · 2W ago

Tips for Helping Wild Birds in Winter

Do you need to help wild birds in winter? Common sense tells us that of course, birds have survived for centuries without any human help during cold weather. In times past, people had a hard...
Home Garden Joy · 4W ago

How to Get a Poinsettia to Bloom

I was able to get a poinsettia to bloom! Well, it’s not technically a flower…but it still looks a lot like Christmas here in my office.   Poinsettias are ‘ditch weeds’ in their native Mexico...
Home Garden Joy · 1M ago

Does Snow Hurt the Garden or Plants?

Does snow hurt – or help – your garden and your plants? Snow Can Protect and Insulate Plants Snow acts as an insulating blanket over soil and plants. A layer of snow traps air around the roo...
Home Garden Joy · 1M ago

Recipe for All Natural Simmering Potpourri

Do you love the smell of Christmas? Who doesn’t? This recipe for all natural simmering potpourri uses homemade ingredients and spices that are easy to find at the grocery store. Add a beauti...
Home Garden Joy · 1M ago

Make Storage Jars for Your Herbs

Finding good storage jars for my dried herbs and flowers wasn’t hard at first. I used old canning jars, handed down through my husband’s family, that were not suitable for food preservation....