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Preparing Plants To Come Indoors For Winter – Easy Peasy

It’s the time of year to start preparing your plants to come indoors for winter. When the low temperatures consistently reach 50 degrees F (generally during late September, early October), you need to bring them inside to acclimate them to your inside environment before you turn on the heat. In order to ease the transition, […]

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Plants For Year Round Appeal – Tips for Curb Appeal

It may not feel like it but according to the calender, the summer season is slowly winding down. Now is the time to give some thought to recreating your front yard into a beautiful setting with lovely curb appeal. Whether it’s to put your house on the market or to create that memorable first impression, […]

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How to Keep Outdoor Plants Watered While on Vacation

You’ve spent hours and perhaps significant sums creating the garden of your dreams. Hanging baskets, window boxes, and large and small containers abound in your beautiful oasis. But like mostly everyone in the summer, you enjoy taking a break from home and go on vacation for a few days or more. So how do you […]

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Garden Checklist for Early Summer – Keep it Beautiful

If you were like me, you probably started to think about your flower garden in early spring or even late winter! After careful consideration as to location, soil needs, and water distribution, you selected a perfect spot to create your own oasis. Your garden looks beautiful! At least for now. Read on to learn how […]

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Easiest Way to Compost – Help Save the Planet

Everywhere you turn there are doom and gloom news flashes about the impending breakdown of our environment. As I see it, you have two choices. You can either throw your hands up and say, “how can little me possibly save the planet?”, or you can take the bull by the horns and do what you […]

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Spring Gardening Tips For Beginners – Cleanup Time

So you created a garden last season and want to reap the benefits from it again this season. How do you prepare it for your spring, summer, and fall blooms? Here are some spring gardening tips for beginners that will help produce a thriving environment for not only last year’s flowers but also for this […]

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Keeping Critters Out Of A Garden – Darn Varmints!!

Animals are so soft, cuddly, and fun to watch, but when it comes to a garden, no one wants them there. Nothing is more frustrating or aggravating than to see a deer or rabbit munching on your flowers or herbs, especially after you have been caring for them like a new mother or father from […]

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Flower Classifications – Annuals, Perennials, Biennials?

When people think of flower classifications what comes to mind is usually what you were taught in middle-school Biology classes. Things like kingdom, class, order, family, genus, and species will more than likely pop into your brain. Well, I am going to re-route your thought proccesses and have you think of something much more simple. […]

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Best Garden Tools For Beginners – Don’t Break the Bank

When beginning a new hobby or sport, many people purchase everything possible for that particular activity before knowing what they even need. Some insist on looking the part before actually being the part. Gardening is a perfect example. The purpose of this post is to advise you on the best garden tools for beginners without […]

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Preparing Soil For Gardening – All Soil is Not Created Equal

So you have decided to create a garden. Woohoo! I hope you have read my previous blogs because they will help you with the fundamentals of gardening. Todays blog is going to touch upon various kinds of soil and preparing soil for gardening. The soil is “food” for plants and we want to make sure […]

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