Gardening Pros and Cons

There are pros and cons (advantages and disadvantages) to nearly everything in life, and the garden is no exception. Whether it’s growing questionable plants, using a different gardening technique, or even choosing mulch for the garden, both the good and bad points need to be carefully considered so that you can make the best decision possible, based on your situation. While your stand may be on a specific side with little thought to other views, it never hurts to learn from the side of another opinion. Here are some commonly debated topics that explore the pros and cons of gardening.

When it comes to understanding heirloom plants, there are no simple definitions. Some people claim heirloom plants were around prior to 1951, when growers introduced . . .
Some people love them and others deplore morning glory flowers. But are there any benefits of morning glory vines in the garden? What about morning . . .
Some people love arborvitae, and some hate them. Before you take a stand on one side of the aisle or the other, be sure you . . .
Choice of containers is largely a matter of personal taste, but if you’re committed to old-fashioned clay, you might want to try plastic containers instead . . .
Ivy gets a bad rap, but it’s an attractive vine that is easy to grow. Sure, it can take charge and cover more things than . . .
Whether wishing to grow nutritious fruits and vegetables or looking to add vibrant color through annual flowers, the pros to gardening in grow bags are . . .
In many regions of the United States, maple trees abound. Whether grown for its mature shade or planted for its stunning fall color, it is . . .
Upcycling is kind of similar to recycling in that you are reusing an item. But with recycling, an item is often broken down in some . . .
For centuries, our ancestor’s medical needs were taken care of with local plants. These herbal remedy pros knew just what root, leaf, or flower to . . .
You may decide to plant a tree in order to beautify your backyard, provide shade in the hot summer, or create a privacy curtain to . . .
Also known as touch-me-not, rose balsam, garden balsam or jumping betty, balsam flower (Impatiens balsamina) is beautiful and easy to grow – so easy, in . . .
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