It's also a good idea to amend heavy clay soil by mixing in sand and vegetative matter.
Rooftop gardens are becoming more and more popular in big cities where space for ground-level gardens is not available.
At this time of the year when we are using our fireplaces frequently, we generate a lot of wood ash.
Growing plants in containers is an alternative for those who have no garden space.
To improve the soil in an established garden, simply shred the leaves that accumulate from the trees in your yard and spread them over the garden beds.
Plants that have flower spikes are useful as they provide vertical interest both in the gardens and in a vase.
Tradescantias are persistent plants-easy to grow that sow their seeds widely.
Learn all about the Peony, Indiana's state flower, on this Focus on Flowers.
If you are looking for a plant to play with and have a young child handy you can count chickens and group chickens and make up stories about them.