Posts by Ramon Gonzalez

Ramon, better known in gardening circles as MrBrownThumb, is a garden blogging pioneer and author of the popular MrBrownThumb garden blog. He’s a garden speaker, workshop facilitator, community builder, garden educator, and seed saver. He’s written for print publications like the Chicago Tribune, Chicagoland Gardening Magazine, and websites such as TreeHugger and Mother Nature Network.

The Easiest Compost Tea Recipe

compost bin

Improve the overall health of your plants with this simple, all-natural recipe for compost tea, the BEST liquid fertilizer.

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What You Need to Know About Gerbera Daisy Care

Pink gerbera daisy

Whether you're growing a gerbera daisy as a landscape bedding plant, in a container garden or as houseplant, here are some tips to help those sweet little daisies flourish into beautiful, colorful blooms.

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Gardener’s To-Do List for April


April showers bring May flowers — but only when the right preparations are made in advance. Set your summer garden up for success by completing these April garden chores now.

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DIY Succulent Wreath: Simple Step-by-Step Tutorial

Succulent Closeup

Are you as smitten with succulents as we are? If you're looking for a creative way to display these trendy plants, follow along with this simple tutorial, where we show you how to use succulent cuttings to make a beautiful living wreath in less than an hour.

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What You Need to Know About Growing Flowers From Seeds

Giant Sunflower

Don't care much for tomatoes and zucchini? Does basil and corn leave you uninspired? Maybe you're a flower gardener at heart. Follow these tips on how to grow flowers from seeds and enjoy a colorful blooming garden this growing season.

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