Tomato plants are the pride and joy of many gardeners, but overwatering these popular veggies can lead to a host of problems. Overwatered tomato plants may exhibit wilted […]
Author: Jen Worst
Jen Worst acts as an author, reviewer, and researcher on the editorial team for Worst Room and is a founding member of the team. She authors most of our gardening content as well as anything related to furniture, clothing, and some interior design articles.
- Over 8 years of professional experience teaching gardening & outdoorsmanship in a youth vocational program.
- Over 8 years of experience as a homemaker focused on cleaning, cooking, vegetable gardening, and flower bed design.
- A life-long passion for interior design, including repairing and upcycling discarded antiques.
Jen's work in the youth vocational program is largely with females, where the focus is largely on flower and vegetable gardening during the warm seasons and on felling trees and cutting firewood in the cool seasons. They also venture the campus repairing fences, cabins, and some interior projects.
She has acted as a homemaker since living on her own and eventually with Rick, with her share of the chores including (but not limited to!) a thorough management of the cleaning, cooking, and caring for the vegetable garden and flower beds.
Jen, like Rick, has a deep passion for interior design and has put this into real practice throughout a decade of renting five apartments and finally owning their home. Her special interest is in scouring for discarded and inexpensive antiques to repair and upcycle for their home. This means she's even in the garage sanding, staining, and finishing wood!
Most Memorable Home & Garden Moment
Stories like these are scary in the moment but become a funny oddity as time passes. Once, in the vocational program, I had the girls chopping firewood with a hatchet. These were small pieces of wood so we were very careful to make sure everyone held the wood from the side so their hands were clear from any sharp edges being swung.
While we were absorbed in our focus of keeping everyone safe there, two girls were goofing off with a hammer, playing chicken by a fence. One girl was swinging the claw end of the hammer into the fence post while another was sticking her hand under and pulling it away just in time.
As you can imagine, we did end up having to postpone our scheduled activities for a major boo-boo, but luckily that fingertip was able to be reattached! Safety always comes first, but unfortunately two adults only have four eyes and none of those are on the back of their head.
Jen Worst's Articles
Are you thinking about sprucing up your garden? Why not add a few weigela varieties to your flowerbeds or pots this season? Weigelas are low maintenance and produce […]
Did you accidentally break a mirror? Hopefully, you didn't do it on purpose, or superstition says you'll have seven years of bad luck. If you have a cracked […]
You’ve found the perfect place, but the windows don’t offer any privacy and seem bland. Instead of passing on your new home, try frosting the glass. Frosted glass […]
If you have a garden, you probably have garden hoses. We mean, those things kind of go together. So, how do you store them? Is proper storage even […]
The Echinacea genus, which contain all the coneflower varieties, has several species and and sub-types in the daisy family that can help you get a better idea about […]
Scientifically called Hypoestes phyllostachya, the polka dot plant is mainly found in parts of Asia, Madagascar and South Africa, although most polka dot plant varieties can also be […]
If you’re looking for a great plant to add as foliage to your garden, look no further than the many dusty miller varieties. Though, the unusual name could […]
The Eucalyptus genus contains more than 700 different types of eucalyptus within it. These are either present as shrubs or, more commonly, as trees. These trees are also […]
Petunia is a genus of flowering plants that mainly have their origins in South America, although the different types of petunias are cultivated across the world. Petunias are […]
Growing different types of protea of various sizes and colors is a great option if you want to give your garden a vibrant and traditional look. Being around […]
According to research, around 400 million pounds of different types of radishes are consumed by the people of America in a year. It is because of their crunchiness […]
Have you ever encountered any types of silverfish in your life? I am guessing you have already seen these primitive creatures but might not have given them much […]
For most people in the United States, it's impossible to think of springtime without different types of azaleas flowering in gardens, parks, hedges, reflecting pools, or ponds. Azalea […]
When it comes to significant spring blooms, allium flowering bulbs are one of the most preferable choices for most gardeners. Any of the types of allium are among […]
Whenever we think about ladybugs, the first picture that comes to our mind is an insect with red and black spots on the back. But different types of ladybugs can […]
All types of rhododendron are evergreen shrubs that are smaller than trees in stature and bloom all year. They might be small ground coverings that grow to be […]
All the types of lilacs are lovely flowers that are easy to cultivate, have a pleasant perfume, and provide excellent blossoms. These flowers are a wonderful way to […]
If you want to add some mesmerizing beauty in your garden, then any types of wisteria plant could be an excellent choice for you. Blooming wisteria can catch […]
The many types of celosia are among the most versatile flowering plants out there. They have beautiful bright-colored plumes that you can see on top of the foliage […]
When it comes to attractive and vivid plants, you might have come across several different types of poinsettias. Shying away from the reddish glow of flower plants like […]
Embellishing the garden with the most striking flowering plants is a goal for many, but have you ever wanted to cultivate a more sophisticated choice like any of […]
People who are looking for exquisite looking flowering plants with ambrosial scents need look no further than the types of myrtle. This is a plant that got its […]
Plants bring freshness to your home. So, choosing the right types of planters is essential to escalating the beauty and essence of your space. However, which planter styles […]
Verbena is an herbaceous plant that is widely cultivated all over the globe. You can find types of verbena practically anywhere, from Asia to Europe and America. Some […]
Today, millions of people use different types of pencils in dozens of sectors of their lives. Modern pencils owe their existence to a Roman invention called the stylus. […]
What do you think of when you hear "worm"? Most people think of earthworms generally. But the different types of worms are more than you can imagine. There […]
All of the types of aspen trees are a beautiful and quite popular addition to the landscape in the Northern United States and some regions in Canada. They […]
If you want to add a touch of brilliance, grace, beauty, and color to your landscape, consider looking at some of the finest types of lupine flowering plants - a […]