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…

1 month ago

Thistle: The Pretty Pest

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

1 month 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…

3 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,…

4 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,…

4 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…

5 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…

5 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…

5 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. …

6 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…

6 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…

6 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…

7 months ago