Lori Lovely

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Lori Lovely is an award-winning journalist, editor, freelance writer and children's book author. She has covered a number of fields in her journalism career, including construction, green building, energy, environmental issues, animals, motorsports, Native American concerns and more. Prior to writing, her background includes working in landscaping and floral design―experience that comes in handy on her Indiana farm, where the lifelong animal lover raises alpacas and chickens. Connect with Lori on LinkedIn.

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OCTOBER 27, 2022 | THURSDAY
How to Grow a Eucalyptus Plant Indoors

If you’ve ever dabbled in aromatherapy—or if you’re a koala bear—you’re probably familiar with the fragrant leaves of the eucalyptus plant. This Australian native plant was once grown for...

OCTOBER 27, 2022 | THURSDAY
How to Grow Boxwood Shrubs

Boxwood shrubs are dense evergreens that don’t feel like typical evergreens. This slow-growing perennial features leathery, almost glossy green leaves that are small, rounded, and densely...

SEPTEMBER 13, 2022 | TUESDAY
18 Types of Butterflies All Home Gardeners Should Know

Butterflies signal summer, often reminding us of carefree childhood days. They’re beautiful and perhaps a bit mystical, floating on air, flitting from flower to flower seemingly without a...

SEPTEMBER 4, 2022 | SUNDAY
The Top 10 Energy-Efficient States in 2022

Increasing energy efficiency statewide can reduce emissions, including greenhouse gas and other pollutants. Energy efficiency has economic impacts, as well – individually by lowering util...

SEPTEMBER 2, 2022 | FRIDAY
Frost Coming Your Way? What to Do With Veggies in the Garden

While some people welcome the cooling that accompanies autumn, gardeners know they have work to do before the coming frost kills off the literal fruits (and veggies) of their labor. First...

SEPTEMBER 2, 2022 | FRIDAY
8 Produce Storage Hacks for Less Waste

Americans generated a staggering 103 million tons of food waste in 2018, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. As far back as 2010, the USDA estimated that 30%-40% of America’...

AUGUST 22, 2022 | MONDAY
12 Modern Homesteading Ideas for a More Self-Sufficient Life

Homesteading as a term can be derived from the Homestead Act of 1862, in which eligible adults who had not taken arms against the U. S. could claim 160 acres of surveyed government land t...

AUGUST 17, 2022 | WEDNESDAY
How to Grow Bee Balm

The bee balm plant is an endemic North American native. This flowering perennial will not only return year after year, but it will also spread because it self-sows. A member of the mint f...

AUGUST 16, 2022 | TUESDAY
The 10 Best Types of Chickens for Backyard Coops

There are as many types of chickens as there are reasons to keep chickens in your backyard. For homeowners interested in a more sustainable lifestyle, backyard chickens are great at pest ...

AUGUST 10, 2022 | WEDNESDAY
10 Perfectly Good Pond Plants You Should Be Buying at Your Local Nursery

Backyard water features enhance the beauty and tranquility of a landscape, making a yard more visually interesting and relaxing. To bring life and color to your aquascape, however, it’s i...