Better Gardening through Science


Topiary couple.

Topiary The history of topiary, a bit about how it’s done, and a lot of excellent examples of the art. 

Keeping Backyard Chickens

Chickens in a backyard.

Keeping Backyard Chickens Basic information on getting your backyard flock, caring for them, and harvesting the eggs. 

Bluebonnets: Their History and Culture

Group of bluebonnets.

Bluebonnets: Their History and Culture Find out how bluebonnets became the State Flower of Texas; learn about the varieties of bluebonnets, and find out how to grow them in your […]

Seed Starting

Seedlings in improvised cardboard containers.

Seed Starting Learn how to start seeds, and get a jump on the spring growing season or grow those summer greens year-round. Growing medium, water and light requirements, easiest seeds […]

Straw Bale Gardening

Gloved hands planting a straw bale.

Straw Bale Gardening An overview of straw bale foot gardening principles and methods

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