Flowers and Horticulture

Homesteading Flowers and Horticulture articles collected over two decades from experienced homesteaders who know what they’re talking about.

8 Benefits of Wildflower Lawns

Urban sprawl has helped to bring the modern lawn into existence. The result is a short, neat, monoculture plot of…

6 months ago

Thistle: The Pretty Pest

     "The thistle is a prince. Let any man that has an eye for beauty take a view of…

6 months ago

Edible Flowers: A Rose by Any Other Name Just Might be Lunch

  Making a life off of your land is nothing short of one big adventure.  People who are serious about…

8 months ago

Cannabis 101

  Introduction to Cannabis Cannabis hasn’t always been a controversial substance. In fact, it wasn’t until the early twentieth century,…

9 months ago

A Pansy for Your Thoughts: A Walk Through a Shakespearian Garden

  "There's rosemary, that's for remembrance; pray, love, remember: and there is pansies. That's for thoughts. There's fennel for you,…

10 months ago

Rose Mallow Hibiscus: Southern Belle Knocks Your Socks Off in August

  I have a perversion. When I go for a walk around my place, it may appear that I’m enjoying…

10 months ago

Growing a Butterfly Garden: Host Plants to Attract Butterflies

  Whether you just want to have lovely, colorful things flitting around in your garden, or you want to venture…

10 months ago

Morel Hunters: Foraging for Morel Mushrooms

  When the trees are sporting their new green leaves and the ground is warm and damp, it is spring…

10 months ago

Make Money with Specialty Herbs and Cut Flowers

If you are looking for another income opportunity for your homestead, consider selling specialty herbs and fresh cut flowers.  It…

11 months ago

Check Out These Seeds! Grow Hardy Plants and Preserve the Food Chain with a Seed Library

Grow Hardy Plants and Preserve the Food Chain with a Seed Library It occurred to me, as I was writing…

12 months ago

Iris Pseudocorus: Exotica on the Cheap

  I don't know about you, but one of the things I appreciate most in a plant, that is, if…

12 months ago

12 Months of Fresh Produce: How to Grow Food All Year

How to Create a 12-Month Garden A homestead is not complete without a kitchen garden and a homestead business is…

1 year ago