Two years ago I made a huge gardening mistake: I didn't keep a garden journal. This simple mistake ended up costing me in the long run. Here's how you can keep a garden journal, making it the ultimate resource that will save you time and money year-after-year.

How to keep a garden journal - Homegrown & Healthy

How to be a Lazy Gardener: 22 effort saving gardening ideas including tips on how to reduce the need for watering, weeding, and digging

The Lazy Gardener: 22 Time & Effort Saving Gardening Tips - Lovely Greens

Did you know that your homegrown tomatoes will taste better simply by planting sweet basil next to them? This is just one example of companion planting with herbs. Find more tips in this article.

Companion Planting In Your Herb Garden

Our chickens in their DIY chicken tunnel. We live in a residential area, so to keep the chickens protected from hawks, dogs and other predators (and to keep them out of our neighbor's yard) we hook up their portable play-pen to the run and let them range.

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Some helpful tips for growing Green Beans

How to grow green beans in your home garden

lirope (I call it monkey grass) is an evergreen perennial that spreads to form deep carpets of grasslike leaves. These are great for ground cover and edging and require very little maintenance. Plants are happy in practically any light conditions, including dense shade, and will tolerate prolonged dry spells without a whimper

Best Sun Perennials - Sweet 'n Sour Gumballs

Medicinal Herbs for healing: some the best medicinal plants for healing and boosting immune system health. #healingherbs #medicinalherbs #medicinalplants

Permaculture plant guilds combine three or more plants to mirror an ecosystem — producing food, building soil health, and providing food for pollinators. To learn more permaculture principles, check out out Tierra: Online course.

Permaculture Plant Guilds How-to - 8th & Bee Homestead & Resilience Guild

Planting under fruit trees

Practical Permaculture - Planting Under Fruit Trees

Spectacular succulents!

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Succulents That Like Stress

Succulents That Like Stress

Creeping Thyme Ground Cover: Prefers full sun but will tolerate partiant shade. Fragrant and evergreen. Drought tolerant and spreads quickly.

Creeping Thyme ground cover, 1000 seeds, fragrant herb, pink blooms, perennial zones 4 to 9, sun or light shade, deerproof, Thymus serpyllum

Succulent <3

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Love these ideas to naturally repel mosquitoes. Mosquito repelling plants.

Mosquito repelling plants

blue echeveria. Succulents.

Petal Talk: A Cactus of a Different Color

Succulents. exquisite coloring.

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Echeveria agavoides "Lipstick" or "Lady's Choice" - Vida Suculenta: Suculentas Vermelhas - Under Stress

Vida Suculenta: Suculentas Vermelhas - Under Stress

Purple succulent

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Ladybugs are one of the most beneficial insects that much that you should invite them in your garden to repel pests away. Click to find out Plants That Attract LADYBUGS.

26 Plants that Attract Ladybugs

Fruit tree polycultures, or 'guilds' - Central food producer planted with dynamic accumulators, nitrogen-fixers, ground covers, insectaries.

Permaculture | The Fruit Nut

drought tolerant plants: French lavender; olive trees, and New Zealand grasses, particularly varieties of poa.

Garden Designer Visit: Lavender Fields in Australia: Gardenista

A List Of edible perennials to add to the garden.

A List Of Perennials You Can Eat!

Do you know which vegetables grow best together? Here are 5 companion planting charts to help you plant your garden, and keep those veggies happy. #gardenchat #gardening

Companion Planting | The WHOot

Companion Plant Layout - 2