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September Gardening Chores

Fall is coming! Depending on where you live, September can still feel like summer, or it can have a dramatic cool down. Either way, there is plenty of gardening chores to be done. 1.  Plant something for fall. Like colorful mums. A pot of fall mums on the porch with a few pumpkins makes any [...]

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August Chores in the Garden

August is almost here. When I think August, I think hazy, hot, and humid. It’s the time of the year when both the garden and the gardener can be looking a wee bit tired and run down. But never fear – there are ways to fix that! August Chores To Consider: 1.  Water and weeding [...]

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6 Tips to Beat Gardening Burnout

  Yesterday’s Harvest:  4 Winter Squash; 14 purple (yes, purple!) carrots, 5 green peppers, 2 yellow peppers, 1 sweet banana pepper, 3 baby potatoes, 1 tomato (despite hundreds of green ones on the vine…hurry up already!), 3 cucumbers, 2 yellow squash, 2 zucchini, 2 strawberries. This is an average “daily haul” right now. We are [...]

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Attracting Pollinators to Your Garden

Every garden needs pollinators. Bees are among the best-of-the-best when it comes to pollinating your garden plants. Without the bees and other pollinators, there would be very few, if any flowers, fruits, and vegetables to enjoy. How to Attract Pollinators To attract bees and other pollinators, such as butterflies, you need to make your garden [...]

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Want to make gardening easier? Go native!

“Gardening is too hard!” “Gardening is too much work!” These are two of the biggest complaints I get from would-be gardeners To which I usually say, “NO WAY!” Gardening doesn’t have to be difficult or hard. In fact, it can be really easy if you know what plants to grow. Native plants are great for those [...]

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The Care & Keeping of Roses

  Growing roses at home can be tricky for some gardeners. And for others, they grow with ease. It’s really kind of funny and curious how that works. My grandmother could literally grow any rose she wanted. She’d stick them in the ground, cross her fingers, say a prayer — and she would be blessed [...]

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A Little ProtoGrow Photo Tour

I’ve been using ProtoGrow in my garden for the past three months. I’m excited to see how much my plants have responded to the all-natural fertilizer. When the summer food garden gets in full swing I’ll be sharing lots of before & after ProtoGrow photos, but I thought I’d give you a little tour of [...]

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Marigolds for May

Today is May 1st…traditionally known as May Day. That means spring is officially here and summer is just out there on the horizon. (Apologies to those of you in the USA who are currently still getting snow showers!) When the calendar flips to May, to me that means it is really time to start digging [...]

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Shady Gardens: What to Plant

About this time each year, the gardener falls ill with a sickness to buy more plants and flowers. Flats of colorful flowers and bedding plants are nearly as irresistible to a gardener as water is to a wanderer in the desert. It’s like the window shopper who only “came to look” yet walks out of the [...]

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Gardening & Feathered Friends

Long ago, my gardening mentor, my grandmother, told me that gardening and bird watching just went together. At the time, I didn’t understand what she meant. Now that I’m older and have my own little yard and my own gardens to tend to, I get what she meant. When you spend a lot of time [...]

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