Independence is at the heart of frugality. But to be independent, you need skills. Here are 20 easy-to-learn skills that can save you money.
These inexpensive herbs and flowers can add decoration to your garden and flavor to your meals...and they just happen to deter mosquitoes too!
From the dry desert to the humid woods, paying attention to your climate when you landscape can benefit both your wallet and the environment.
Get big, beautiful blooms while sticking to a little, tiny budget with these frugal gardening tips.
Mean-spirited but common, plant thieves will cut your blooms, remove front-stoop pots, or even dig trees up from your yard. Learn how to foil them.
I'm not going to claim that they're all pleasant, but from charity donations to creating crafts, there are several ways to reuse human hair and pet fur.
Finally, my black thumb has turned green, and I can pick fresh vegetables for our dinner several nights a week. Learn from my trial and error.
From identifying flowers to knowing the best time to plant those peas, bring your old-fashioned garden up to snuff with these six stellar tech tools.
Humans aren't the only creatures that like drinking beer — all sorts of creepy, crawly, and furry things do too. Learn how to use suds to keep pests at bay.
Growing your own fruits and vegetables can provide a bounty of fresh produce. Here's what to do when things get a little too bountiful.
With a move on the horizon, from residential house to suburban apartment, I realize I can't forgo the garden.
Zucchini is a delicious vegetable to grow...and one plant can yield so many squash! Make the most of your crop with these tasty ways to preserve zucchini.
There are many benefits to what is known as Xeriscaping, or "dry" gardening. Xeric landscaping means planting native flowers and plants to your region that req
So, here it is, time to start thinking about and planning your spring and summer vegetable garden! There are several factors to consider before planting your garden.
The time to start planning your lawn and garden is right now. Get the tips you need to save some green come spring time.
As the economy falters, gardening looks better than ever this spring. But as the daughter of a veteran gardener, I've seen too much heartache to believe seed companies' promises of
The new White House garden is definitely a joint effort: it's 1,100 square feet that will be tended not only by members of the White House grounds staff but will involve students f
There are a number of books now by people who set out to live a more local, more sustainable life, and wrote a book to document their experiences. Most of them approach the proble
There are all kinds of ways to get stuff without money. You can grow it in a garden, gather it from the wild, make it yourself, get it as a gift, scavenge it from trash, or get it
Recently our own Xin Lu wrote a post on a motivating way to lose weight (a very interesting piece.) Imagine my surprise when a commenter spoke my mind by sharing the ultimate in “
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