Grass clippings are 90% water. As water evaporates from each clipping, the grass leaf shrivels and then filters into the soil. This organic matter adds nutrients to the soil and helps the soil retain moisture.
If planted near roses, parsley will improve the sent.
Rhubarb stalks are edible but leaves are poisonous.
75% of the world's population still used plants and plant extracts to relieve medical problems.
Test leftover garden seeds for germination. Place 10 seeds between moist paper towels, or cover with thin layer of soil. Keep seeds warm and moist. If fewer that 6 germinate, then fresh seed should be purchased.
Keep holiday poinsettias and other plants near a bright window. Water as top of soil becomes dry.
Wood ash from the fireplace can be used in the garden to raise the pH of the soil. Have the soil tested before adding ash.
Protect shrubs from heavy snow by tying their stems together with twine. Remove heavy snow with a broom to prevent limb breakage.