General Gardening

5 Easy Steps to Homegrown Chamomile Tea

Chamomile teaChamomile is a beautiful little white-petaled flower that can be dried and made into a fruity-tasting herbal tea. If you are growing chamomile in your balcony garden to make tea, get the German chamomile variety and not Roman chamomile.

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10 Great Gifts for Garden Lovers

If you need help creating a gift list this holiday season, either for yourself or a fellow garden-lover, check out these 10 hot container gardening products that balcony gardeners would love to open on Christmas day. To learn more about each plant care product, click the link or photo to go to Amazon.com.

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English Ivy and Other Invasive Plants

Ivy desert WashingtonIn the Pacific Northwest of the United States, there is a problem with invasive English ivy taking over local wildlife (it is native to Europe and western Asia). It's gotten so bad that the plant is actually banned in Oregon. In order to combat the ivy plant that has taken over local parks, volunteers rip it out. If you have a problem with ivy in your area, or any other invasive plant for that matter, you can volunteer to remove and destroy non-native plant species.

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No Hose? No Problem!

Garden HoseMany balconies don’t have a hose hookup, which can make it difficult for balcony container gardeners to water their plants. Here’s a free and easy solution to water your plants.

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