Top 5 Organic Garden Supplies Iowa for Women

If you’re the boss lady in your family who likes to keep things crunchy, you know that excellent gardens start with the right organic garden supplies.   You also know that the process of finding everything you need to start your organic garden can get a little overwhelming if you’re unorganized.   Whether you’re starting…

Your Organic Garden Checklist for 2018

If you’re planning your fall Iowa garden, there are a few things you should check off your organic garden checklist before you get started.   Here’s what you need to know about starting your next organic garden!   Watch the light   If you’re planting fall veggies, keep in mind that most of them need…

MCG BioMarkers® Goes International!

When our team at MCG Biomarkers first started creating our trademark plant markers back in 2009, we had no clue how popular they would become.   The original plant marker was produced as an experiment. We wanted to use our first formulated BioComposites material, which was corn cobs and recycled high-density polyethylene in a product,…

10 Types of Organic Fertilizers

Do your plants keep dropping leaves? Are your plants turning different colors? Both of these are signs that your plants are crying out for help, but your gardening methods may not be to blame.   When plants exhibit these signs, it’s likely there is an imbalance in your soil that’s harming them. Fortunately, there are…

5 Reasons Houseplants Die

Keeping houseplants alive was much different for our ancestors who lived in homes surrounded by dirt, fields, and animals. Most homes today consist of lock-tight windows, dark hallways, and electronics – that doesn’t even take air quality into consideration.   Indoor plants offer so many benefits. Not only do they remove toxins and dust from…

7 Things You Should Know About Noelridge Municipal Gardens

If you’ve never been to Noelridge Municipal Gardens in Cedar Rapids you’re really missing out. This beautiful community garden is more than a spot for gorgeous senior and wedding pictures – it’s a haven for tropical plants, aspiring gardeners, and families alike.   Here are 7 things you need to know about Noelridge Municipal Gardens:…

7 Things that Make Brookgreen Gardens an Awesome Community Garden

Nestled in the area south of the Murrells Inlet in South Carolina is a community garden that will take your breath away – Brookgreen Gardens.   The 9,100-acre property is home to many themed gardens, American sculptures, and natural ecosystems that will take you back to a former time.   If you’ve never been to…

6 Reasons to Visit the Greater Des Moines Botanical Center

Are you looking for an activity the whole family can participate in? School may be back in session but that doesn’t mean your kids won’t be bored when the weekend rolls around. Encourage them to disconnect from their devices long enough to visit one of the coolest botanical centers in the state of Iowa.  …