Pumice

3 Essentials for High Quality Potting Soil

Tips for selecting a good potting soil If you want to grow just a few really good plants in a smaller space and do not want to spend a lot of time in researching, shopping and mixing your own soils, then you may want to just buy some high end pre-mixed potting soil and get […]

Planning for a Small Space Garden

The core issue here is the limited space, almost everything, from the space to the containers to the tools are smaller than the common backyard garden. This will affect the other key issues such as what to plant (smaller varieties), where to plant (pots, boxes, and walls), and when to plant (succession or rotation planting). Here we will […]

Dressing Up Pumice – The Understated Soil Ingredient

Most people never stop to think much about the little white particles in a bag of potting soil. They are noticeable but a very minor presence in the overall amount of soil in the bag. In years past, I remember thinking about those little white pieces with some annoyance because I didn’t know what they […]

Fall is a Good Time to Transplant Your Inside Green Friends Too!

It’s the beginning of autumn and I like it! Fall is a natural transition time to move my gardening focus from outside to inside. And I love my little indoor green planet – we get cozy over the winter.Fall is a great cue to take a look at your houseplants because you’re probably going to […]

Evolution of a New Garden!

It’s time to share the story of my front yard, small as it is. I often find myself saying to people these days as they arriving at or leaving my home, “isn’t that amazing”!  I’m not often taken to bragging but am somewhat amazed myself, as I often am when wonder at the ability of […]

Water Efficiency and Soil

In many parts of the country, many of us have already started thinking about watering or irrigating our yards. Where I live the summers can get rather hot and the skies can stay dry for a few months on end.Where hand watering lead to in-ground sprinkling systems primarily due to convenience, we are all becoming […]

The Brilliance of Pumice

Using the word “brilliant” to describe pumice might lend to people thinking it is a shiny rock. Those of you who have ever seen or touched pumice know it is anything but shiny. But what I am meaning is that I find pumice impressively brilliant, or in other words, “smart” as a soil amendment.As a kid […]