Product Review of the Envirocycle Backyard Compost Tumbler

Article by GardenEaze Introduction The compost tumbler is an efficient and fast way to make high quality compost. The basic principal of these neat devices is to keep the material within the barrel well mixed. On a compost heap, this mixing process requires quite…

Roasted Peppers: Mediterranean Side Dish from your Garden for Outdoor Dinners

By Patti Bess, author of Vegetarian Barbecue Peppers from your garden Balmy September days finish the ripening and sweetening of peppers. H. Potter’s copper urn is the perfect place to grow a variety of peppers on the deck or amidst the flower beds. How to roast peppers…

The Most Beautiful Tomato Cage in the World

I love having a tomato plant growing in a garden container on the deck. Every summer morning when we eat breakfast outside we check the tomato plant’s progress. If you’re living up-close-and-personal with a tomato plant you don’t want to look at a shaky, rusty and boring…

Will Summer and Tomatoes Ever Come?

The tomatoes in the garden are only 20 inches high. It’s been a long, cold spring. Will summer ever come? I can have summer in my mind—dreaming of my favorite dinner —for one of those August evenings when nothing sounds better than a little…

Great Greens

Great Greens! Just saying the word “greens” still brings back memories of my mother’s tinny tasting canned spinach. In her defense, recipes in her day read something like “boil until soggy and cover with cream sauce”. That mushy texture and bland flavor was etched…

I can’t talk now, I’m busy with my Ornamental Garden Trellis

The Ornamental Garden Trellis is my new best friend. We’re spending a lot of time together while she helps me plan my summer garden design. Six-feet tall, broad-shouldered (32”) and lovely, she’s not just a pretty face but a strong garden assistant. Going plant shopping with…

Easy to Grow Mesclun

by Charlotte Germane Wouldn’t you love to have this collection of greens waiting for you at dinner time?  Grow it in a copper planter near your front door or on your back deck–wherever it can catch admiring glances. Your own little salad garden, but instead of a…

Mesclun Salad with Roasted Asparagus and Portobello Mushrooms

by Patti Bess When the weather starts feeling even slightly warmer and we turn the corner past Easter, my culinary time clock says I’m ready to fire up the grill and enjoy our first candlelight dinners on the deck. H. Potter’s graceful pewter-and-gold-finished candle holder is…

Spring Herbs and Spring Chicken

Grow spring herbs in a copper planter By Charlotte Germane for H. Potter Wouldn’t this copper planter be a pretty sight in your garden? Place it near the kitchen door so no matter what the spring weather brings you can step out and snip some fresh herbs…

Plants for Terrariums

The key to success with terrariums and Wardian cases lies in matching the right plants with your mini-world. A happy marriage between plants and a terrarium can lead to a relationship that lives happily ever after. A terrarium provides very specific growing conditions and you need…