At The Gardening Chores, we offer practical, real-life tips and inspiration to help you learn how to garden successfully. So, let’s dig into your new gardening adventure with these step-by-step how-tos written by our gardening experts to help you make the most of your garden.
Hello, and welcome to Gardening Chores!
If you are here, we know why: you love gardening, plants, flowers, houseplants, and container gardening, maybe you have a vegetable garden, or you want to try out some innovative gardening, like hydroponics.
You may live in the countryside or an urban area; you may need help with a large plot or simply with a small container on your balcony or even on a shelf indoors: Gardening Chores has in-depth, well written and clear, easy-to-read articles on all sorts of topics and plants, from hydroponics to specific plants, like daisies or succulents, houseplants, plant problems, of course, a guide to garden chores and urban gardening.
But you will want to know who we are… and you are right! Let’s say we love the same things you do: we love seeing our plants grow healthy and naturally and fill with beautiful flowers, lush foliage, and juicy fruits. But we are lucky. And Why?
Because we are a group of horticulturists, master gardeners, serious home gardeners, agricultural specialists, and homesteaders who have academic or hands-on experience and the greatest fortune of all: working with what we like best, but we also have had the chance to study gardening, also “the hard way” on the ground literally.
In fact, all our writers have a long gardening experience, on top of good certificates. And each gardener has specific areas of expertise developed over years of hard, hard toil and sometimes incredible experiences!
So, whether you are here for houseplants, succulents, for your vegetable garden, or because you need some ideas for that flower bed that needs a bit of care and color, you have landed on the right page.
Just browse through our articles, and you will see what I am talking about. All articles are thorough; we don’t leave out anything you need to know. And you can trust that the information is all correct, double-checked, and up to date.
On top of that, you can also enjoy the high-quality pictures we fill our articles with… That alone is an immense pleasure!
So, what are you waiting for? There is a world of gardening waiting for you on the pages of Gardening Chores! And it’s all here to help you with your gardening skills.
Meet Our Editorial Team
Gardening chores features the voices of ten gardening experts comes from the different place all over the world! From Master Gardeners to professional landscapers and permaculture designers to horticulturists, all of our writers were carefully chosen for their extensive academic and hands-on experience in their subject areas.
Executive Editor, Master’s In Horticulture
Amber Noyes was born and raised in a suburban California town, San Mateo. She is a Hands-in-the-dirt gardener with a master’s degree in horticulture from the University of California as well as a BS in Biology from the University of San Francisco. With experience working on an organic farm, water conservation research, farmers’ markets, and plant nursery, she understands what makes plants thrive and how we can better understand the connection between microclimate and plant health. When she’s not on the land, Amber loves informing people of new ideas/things related to gardening, especially organic gardening, houseplants, and decorating landscapes filled with color, fragrance, and art.
Certified Permaculture Designer
After many years as an academic in London, Adriano Bulla became a writer, publishing books like A History of Gardening, Organic Gardening, and Elements of Garden Design; he then decided to become a gardener, following his childhood dream and has been following his dream writing and gardening professionally in Southern Europe, where he has specialized in new and innovative organic gardening fields and techniques, like permaculture, regenerative agriculture, food forests, and hydroponics.
Avid Organic Gardener
Bethany is a suburban homesteader, growing over half of the vegetables, fruit, and herbs that her family of six needs each year. She raises chickens and homeschools her children. When she isn’t spending time tending to her garden, you can find her reading, crocheting, and canning.
Specialized In Sustainable Gardening
Maya is a freelance content writer and avid gardener currently based in Sweden. She gained her BA in Environment and Geography in Canada, which is also where she first learnt about the detriments of the industrialized agricultural system. During the summer she began farming through the WWOOF program, and over the next six years has continued to grow and learn at a number of organic farms and gardens across the US and Canada. She is passionate about the role of regenerative agriculture in wildlife conservation and climate change mitigation, and thinks growing your own food is a key part of revolutionizing the system. In her free time she likes to read, garden, and pet nice dogs.
Professional Landscape Architect
John Haryasz is a writer with a background in landscape architecture. His education includes a Bachelor of Science in landscape architecture from UMass, Amherst, with a minor in psychology. Following graduation, John worked in a small landscape architecture office. He led many successful projects in Berkshire County, MA, in this role. After a few years, John began offering freelance design services. He has since produced designs for projects across the country. As a writer, John aims to share knowledge while promoting engagement with the outdoor world.
Margie, an Arkansas native, has an extensive background in gardening and landscaping. For the last 40 years, Margie has called the Colorado Rocky Mountains her home. She and her husband of 36 years raised three kids and owned a successful landscaping company. Margie has a CSU Master Gardener certification. She specialized in garden design & installation, perennial gardens, turf grasses & weeds, flower containers, and the overall maintenance of all HOA, commercial and residential accounts. She and her husband now reside in Denver and are excited about the new experiences’ city life holds.
Bachelor’s In Biology Specializing In Plant Science
Jessica McPhail was born and raised in a tiny country town near Ottawa, Canada. Her childhood was filled with time spent the outdoors, and her favorite activity growing up was to help mom work in the garden. By the time Jessica had obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Biology specializing in Plant Science, she had already gained seven years of experience working in the horticulture industry. Her in-depth knowledge of plant physiology, combined with years of passionate experience growing plants in outdoor, indoor, and greenhouse settings, gives her a unique understanding of what it takes for plants to thrive. Aside from Jessica’s horticultural career, she loves to spend her downtime caring for her jungle of houseplants, experimenting with DIY balcony and urban gardening creations, and learning to cook old-fashioned from-scratch recipes with homegrown ingredients.
Emily O Bethke
BS In Conservation And Environmental Science
Born in northern Wisconsin, Emily has always had a passion for plants. This passion has led her to work in greenhouses, landscaping, and academic plant research at multiple university’s. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee with a BS in conservation and environmental science. When she isn’t caring for her plants or writing you can find her traveling, cooking, at live music shows, and spending time in nature.
Stephanie Suesan Smith, Ph.D. has been a published writer since 1991. She has been writing for the web since 2010. Stephanie has been a master gardener since 2001 and uses her knowledge to write articles on all aspects of gardening. Vegetables, fruit, nuts, and berries are her specialty, but she writes on other gardening topics, too.
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