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Changing The Color Of Hydrangeas

Have you ever had a blue hydrangea turn pink? A reader named Carol emailed me asking why her...

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Growing Strawberries – How To Plant And Grow Your Own This Year!

It seems you can never have enough strawberries in our house – so planting our own patch at the farm...

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Grow Your Own Pineapple at Home!

I Live in Ohio and we have cold winters here. So it is easy to say we get the winter blues ,so...

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Making Your Own Organic Compost

This is our third season to have our raised bed gardens. We decided the first year we built them...

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Bed Frame Project

My latest garden project with an unused bed frame. Enjoy!

add a vertical garden to your kitchen

Add a Vertical Garden to Your Kitchen

Every time I am at Home Depot (which is pretty much all of the time!), I always find myself...

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Why crossvine is a great pergola plant

Two years ago I put a pergola over the patio on the back of my house and planted a one-gallon pot of...

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Celery on Your Windowsill - Lettuce Rejoice!

We're all starting to think about our gardens this year - here is a good way to get started. Grow...

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Caring for Your Aloe Vera Plants: A Natural Medicine Chest!

Aloe Veraplants are a succulent. Like all succulents, Aloe is relatively slow growing. Aloe are a...

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Growing and Caring For Air Plants - Tillandsias

I thought I'd seen it all when it came to plants until a few weeks ago! I was visiting a greenhouse...

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Fertilizer Tips & Tricks That Work For Me.

With a 3 to 3 1/2 month growing season here in northern Minnesota, I have to help my blooms with a...

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Tomato Ripening

Early July starts tomato ripening time. We've all heard of 'vine ripe' flavor but does a tomato have...

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Easy Air Layering to Propagate Roses Faster Than Cuttings

We all love roses and propagating them is not only fun but easy as can be. Air Layering is a way to...

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Fishhooks Senecio: This Trailing Succulent Is So Easy to Grow

If you want an easy care plant that trails like crazy, then call off the search – you’ve found it.

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The cooler days of early fall is the best time of year to plant peonies.

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Air Plant Wine Bottle Cork Magnets

Here's a clever way to upcycle those wine corks! I’ve been totally infatuated with air plants...

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How to Grow Popcorn Shoots

The decision to garden in the winter is an easy one to make. It requires very little time, space and...

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Tips on growing Lilacs.

With their lush blooms and deeply floral fragrance, lilacs are a harbinger of summer in the northern...

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How I Use Ceramic Floor Tiles As A Timesaver When Planting Tulip...

We retiled several floors in our house several years ago and ended up with several leftover boxes. I...

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Wooden Salad Bowl To Succulent Garden

I love to junk and one thing I see over and over is wooden salad bowls. When I scored this beauty...

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Planting Your Hypertufa Container

Making hypertufa containers can be great fun. Once completed, finding the right combination of ...

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How to Grow a Mint Plant From Cuttings

I have three plants from the mint family growing in my garden: spearmint, peppermint. and lemon...

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Save $$ by Making Your Own Hanging Baskets!

Hanging baskets are expensive in my neck of the woods. A basket of annuals runs anywhere from...

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How to Wash Tomatoes

What do you do when you are given a large amount of tomatoes?
I usually grow my own tomatoes and

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How to Take Care of Your Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree

Fiddle Leaf Figs are a favorite of decorators everywhere. Their giant leaves and plant height add an...