Destroy your lawn and plant these pollinator-attracting plants to support bees, hummingbirds, moths, and other beneficial insects while reducing the costs and labor of maintaining a traditional grass lawn.
When you wish to practice sustainability while sequestering carbon while being able to grow something useful to all your crafting endeavors while also saving money, practicing gardening, saving bees, supporting butterflies, and feeding hummingbirds-- try growing your own basket weaving fibers and be one step closer to nature while doing your part to save the earth.
When you want to take being a cat parent to its natural extreme, you build your cats a catio. Now that you've decided to do so, you'll need to fill your outdoor cat room with things you--and your cat(s)-- will love for happier pets and a happier you.
So I went looking for my asparagus patches and, LO AND BEHOLD, there were some asparagus spears sticking up...and they were missing their tops. I became immediately suspicious of a certain flock of birds. Anytime anything goes missing, it is usually because it has been turned into duck fertilizer. The ducks do not wait for your permission to pounce on delicious things. This meant I had to figure out yet another way to prevent them from eating another plant. This learning curve has been ROUGH.
The “straight run” of most every place that sells chicks, ducklings, and goslings are the “leftover” birds after the sexed chicks have been separated out for sale. Due to the aggressive and overbearing nature of male birds (roosters and drakes) and their inability to lay eggs, they often make up the majority of the birds left behind after the selling off of the egg-laying female birds.
If your goal is to grow an urban jungle in the next few months, with the least amount of effort, choosing from some of these vining house plants will give you the lush, green jungle that you are looking for without having to keep up with 87 different plants.
Got a duck pond without a pond liner? Welcome to a new battle against the vigorous and chaotic nature of waterfowl. Learning to harness the true power of adding ducks to your edible landscape or food garden is a steep learning curve. We're duck parents now and are on the journey to creating the most quacktastic duck pond we are able to.
Who said saving your pond from filling in from ever-caving sides, mudslides, and and other unfortunate erosion problems had to limit you to cattails and sedges? Spice up your pond and keep your pond's wetland stable with these beautiful--and sometimes edible--perennial plant choices.
Golden Oregano is a glowing, shrubby-like perennial that smells amazing, helps protect the soil from baking in the summer sun, and can thrive in full sun or partial shade, making it great filler plant to squeeze into all the crevices of your garden or landscape.
When using Blue Arrows Rush o other rushes or grass-like plants to add soil stability to the sides of a natural clay pond, there are some beautiful companion plants that will help you get the job done. Sometimes these plants are edible as we do like to grow things here on Home Is A Jungle so there are plant choices for every pond-lover looking for something exciting for their wetland pond area.
Planting the Red Alligator Flag into the sides of an unlined, natural pond can help to protect your pond's side from eroding back into the pond, which makes your pond shallower and the pond's water less clear. This upright plant has a robust roost system that clings onto the soil it is planted in, keeping it well in place despite the rise and fall of the pond's water level.
Hornwort also known as Coon Tail for its puffy, long structure, is an excellent choice for a sustainable food source for ducks which can easily be grown with or without a duck pond. Since Hornwort does not need to be planted and grows in the water column as a floating, yet submersed, plant, simply breaking off a piece of it will start a whole new plant. This comes in handy as whatever is left behind by the ducks will regrow itself into more and more plants, which means you can grow more and more of it in plastic tubs or other ponds, where it will help to keep the water clean by absorbing nutrients from the water.
Keeping up with your 301 house plants can be a true labor of love. Love your house plants more and labor less by adding some of these self-watering gadgets to your urban jungle set-up and grow more plants happily.
Both the ZZ and Zenzi, being of the same plant family, have vigorous root structures topped by large, bulbous rhizomes that are used for storing water, giving the ZZ and Zenzi house plants the ability to go long periods of time without having to be watered. With that said, it is important to keep in mind that the ZZ and Zenzi also need to become established in their planters with adequate roots, nutrition, and watering before they reach the stability needed to be very drought tolerant.
Just because your Stone Bamboo is big, bold, and beautiful doesn't mean it can't be complemented by equally bold companion plants that support the growth of your lovely, ornamental running bamboo, support bees, birds, and other wildlife, and just really fill in and round out your garden or landscape.