Well, there are plenty of things that you can do to keep yourself active, keep the soil in your garden active, and help alleviate some of the winter doldrums. Read More
Whether it’s outdoors or in a office, plants wilt in most situations because they’ve simply run out of available water. Water is constantly moving in a plant from the soil, into the roots up through the stems and out to the leaves.
Once water enters the leaves, most of the water (typically 95% or more) escapes through the leaves into the air through tiny holes in the leaves called stomata. This process is called transpiration and is somewhat similar to how we as people sweat.
You might think – is this 95% of water just wasted? Possibly, but it’s actually necessary. Read More
The perennial herbaceous plant, Deadly Nightshade, has a very shadowy history, and its use by man throughout the centuries has been a harrowing tale of beauty, life, and death.
Deadly Nightshade is a part of the Solanacae family of flowering plants which includes tomatoes, potatoes, eggplants and more, and can be found growing throughout most of the northern hemisphere. To the untrained eye, this perennial looks perfectly normal, but don’t be deceived, this is far from your average shrub.
There has been a trend in recent years towards creating energy efficient and environmentally sustainable businesses. This includes everything from the way we use paper, to the low-energy lighting we install, to the design of the buildings that we inhabit.
All of this is part of a global initiative to redefine the way we think about the buildings we design — how they work, how they affect the people living and working in them, and the communities and environments in which they operate. Read More
For many of us, the beginning of Fall means the return of the cold. However, the sinking temperatures and the inevitable arrival of frost doesn’t have to spell the end to your growing season.
By following a few simple steps, you can grow incredible garden-fresh herbs all winter long.
So whether you’re a seasoned gardener with years of experience under your belt, or an enthusiastic first-timer who just left the garden department of the hardware store, here are a few tricks to keep your home green and growing on the inside while not much is growing outside. Read More