Articles by Melissa Dunlap:

  1. Garden on the Cheap

    Saving some green is always a good thing. There are plenty of ways to cut costs in the garden , so if you're shying away from a...
  2. Zombie Honeybees

    The thought of a zombie apocalypse is a thing of Hollywood fantasy, where humans are taken over and reduced to brainless,...
  3. Bird Feeding Myths

    Winter is a perfect season for bird watching ---when the garden is covered in snow, there's not a heck of a lot else to look at...
  4. DIY Seed Starter Mix

    Spring is just around the corner, so why not get a head start on the planting season by starting some seedlings indoors. Several...
  5. Composting Food Scraps

    One of the great benefits of composting is that you can reduce your household waste by adding food scraps to the compost bin....
  6. Pot Maker

    Unless you're totally paperless, newspaper is something you'll have around the house--at least on Sunday afternoons. While there are...
  7. Coffee as Fertilizer

    A hot cup of morning coffee can be just the thing to jump start your energy, but coffee is also a valuable jump start for the...
  8. Estimating Yields

    One of the biggest gardening mistakes you can make is planting too much or not enough, especially when you're depending on your...
  9. Garden Charities

    Making a charitable donation in someone's name is a thoughtful (and tax-deductible!) gift idea , especially when the charity has...
  10. Herb Wreath

    Wreaths are a traditional symbol of the holidays. A wreath that's a little untraditional can make a great gift from the garden--like...
  11. Natural Holiday Decor

    Materials from nature , like twigs, leaves, berries and fruits, are tools you can use to create simple and classic holiday...
  12. Mistletoe Woes

    Mistletoe is a welcome sight at the holidays, especially when it's hanging over the head of someone you'd like to kiss. While it's...
  13. Poinsettia Pointers

    Poinsettias are waiting for you to bring them home everywhere you go this holiday season. From the grocery store to the department...