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Easy At Home Soil Test. Here's a guide to testing your garden's soil, at home for free. It's a low tech method to see if you have either highly acidic, or extremely alkaline soil. Most plants thrive in a soil with a neutral (or near neutral) pH. #gardening #soilph

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Winter Gem Boxwood bright green. koreana ‘Winter Gem’) is a cultivar of the Littleleaf Boxwood, known for its light, lime-green leaves, which usually maintain their color through the winter season.

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from HGTV

Growing Fruit Trees in Containers

Growing Fruit Trees in Containers. Master gardener Chris Dawson shares these tips for growing fruit trees in pots.

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Colors can be picked through plant foliage, and not just flower petals. Many plants such as grasses and vines are used in pots for the variety of their foliage and their unique forms.

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The Family Handyman DIY Tip of the Day: Keep Dog Pee From Ruining Your Yard. Dog urine discolors and kills grass. Replace part of the lawn with landscape fabric covered with pea gravel, then add a few dog-friendly decorations!

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from Bless My Weeds

Amazing Stepable Plants for Yard and Garden

Colorful, low-maintenance golden creeping Jenny (Lysimachia nummularia 'Aurea'). will grow in sunny spots as well as in the shade. Its small ruffled leaves will turn a bright yellow when planted in full sun. Shade-dwelling specimens will become a lime green. Profuse, bright yellow flowers appear in early summer. ~ Thinking it might be a good ground cover option.

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