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.

For those in the know, nature is the largest, free grocery store, providing organic produce right to your table. All it takes is knowledge or . . .
Warm summer temperatures have everyone out in droves, including the mosquitoes. We’ve all heard about West Nile virus, Zika and Malaria, so summer is a . . .
There are many reasons to have a wildlife garden in your backyard, even if your backyard is nothing more than a few container plantings on . . .
Wisteria is one of the most elegant looking plants, with rapid growth and ease of care. Those delicate, drooping clusters of flowers on twining vines . . .
I know you’ve seen them even if only on late night infomercials – those green Topsy Turvy upside-down tomato planters. Some people think they look . . .
Have you ever surveyed your garden and thought “something is missing” but were uncertain what that “something” should be? The answer may not lie with . . .
If you don’t have much – or any – backyard garden space, your thoughts might turn to hanging baskets. These can work in a small . . .
Honeysuckles get a bad rap, and for the most part, they deserve it. With a little knowledge and care, they can be a great benefit . . .
It is time to take stock of the damage we do to the earth. Everything we put into it will come back to haunt us . . .
Sunflowers (Helianthus annuus) are as hard to resist as puppies, with their bright petals and happy “faces” that turn toward the sun. And they can . . .
Annual plants are beautiful and can be wonderful in a garden but, unlike perennials, they demand constant attention from spring until the first frost in . . .
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