Articles by Melissa Dunlap:

  1. Three Sisters Garden

    Long before the first Thanksgiving, Native Americans were growing crops with a very sophisticated companion planting method. One...
  2. Treating Bee Stings

    It's bound to happen eventually. When you spend enough time outside with flowers, you're going to be amongst the bees . Here's what...
  3. Cabbage Worms

    The winter garden season is the season of the cabbage worm . Despite their name, these little nasties don't only chow down on...
  4. Growing Kale

    Kale is a great green to plant any time of year, but it really loves the cool weather. This member of the cabbage family is high in...
  5. Mouse and Rat Control

    As temperatures drop, furry little creatures outdoors look for warm shelter to spend the winter. If you don't take appropriate...
  6. Newspaper Garden Bed

    Isn't it great to get lazy in the garden? There are so many shortcuts to make planning and tending a garden easier. If you like the...
  7. Gardening as Therapy

    Those of us who work in the garden regularly know that feeling of bliss and stress relief that happens when we tend to our plants....
  8. Click-and-Grow Flowerpot

    If you can't hire an assistant to help you with your gardening tasks, technology could be the answer. A company in Estonia has just...
  9. Growing Parsnips

    Parsnips are another of the old-world vegetables that are experiencing a huge resurgence in the culinary world. Their flavor,...
  10. Grow Quinoa at Home

    Quinoa , where have you been all my life? Oh yes... You've always been around---for thousands of years---but you only became...
  11. Cleaning Gutters

    Cleaning gutters is a dirty job, but you've got to do it---and the best time to do it is now before snowy season hits. Yes, I know...
  12. Spookiest plants

    Happy Halloween! On this day of tricks and treats, let's take a look at the spookiest, creepiest plants.
  13. Modern Victory Garden

    During World War II, victory gardens became a patriotic effort as average Janes and Joes grew food for their families and neighbors...
  14. Late Fall To-do List

    With October practically over, it really is just about time to get into winter garden mode. Before you get ready for a few months of...