Years ago, as a child, my mother and I grew nasturtiums and dipped the blossoms in chocolate. I didn't enjoy it much back then, as I didn't like the taste of them (tart, almost radish-y). But as an adult, I'm loving them.
This is Offbeat Home's archive of Plants & Gardening posts.
These posts cover vegetables, flower gardens, houseplants, and the trails and tribulations associated with them.
Not so long ago, Megan asked about plants that do well in bathrooms. Well, may I introduce you to the "Orchid Rescue and Relief Society," AKA: my bathroom. I started keeping these guys on the sink or in hanging pots, and they went BONKERS.
I have a spot in my apartment building's courtyard where I buried our beloved family dog. I'd love to plant flowers or something over her final resting spot. The problem is that it's in deep shade. Got any recommendations for plants that grow well in deep shade?
With urban living comes many advantages. Jules and I both walk or ride our bikes to work, we are a few minutes walk from a zoo, there countless numbers of cafes, restaurants, bars, playgrounds, etc. within walking distance. But there are also some disadvantages. Real-estate is a valuable commodity where we live and there aren't many lots that would accommodate the size garden we wish we could have so we have to get creative.
If I ever gave anyone one tip of advice it would be this: At some point in your life grow your own food.