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Your Plants Will Never Be The Same Once You Start Feeeding The Soil With These Readily Available Ammendments

Soil Food for Greener Gardens: Find the Best Amendments in Your Own Backyard

Please welcome Elizabeth Murphy, author of the book Building Soil: A Down-to-Earth Approach: Natural Solutions for Better Gardens & Yards. Today Elizabeth gives us the dirt on building healthy soil by feeding it. Here are her tips on finding the best amendments right in your own backyard (or kitchen). It’s a fundamental fact of life: we all have to eat. It’s even …

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How To Paint Watercolor Succulents Step 8

How to Paint Watercolor Succulents the Easy Way

Have you ever wanted to learn how to paint the easy way? I love the look of watercolor painting but I admit that I find it a bit intimidating to get started with. It’s probably been 20 years since I dabbled in the light touch of water and paint, finding myself more at home with forgiving acrylics. Then I discovered …

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A Beautiful Rock Wall Garden

Creating Beauty and Structure with a Rock Wall Garden

A rock wall is a smart landscaping solution that becomes a unique garden feature. It may help to redirect water from buildings, stop soil erosion, or help with steep elevation changes on a property. Without a doubt, it also becomes a garden showpiece. A rock wall garden has unique planting and care needs from an in ground garden and yet it …

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Lacinato Kale In Garden Adds Color And Interest

Design a Decorative Vegetable Garden with a Rainbow of Colorful Plants

The time has come to put your vegetable garden at the front and center of your home landscape. For too long gardeners have tucked their gardens in the back corner of their yards and let their flower gardens grab all of the attention. It doesn’t have to be this way! Together we can elevate the humble vegetable garden from a …

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Homemade Calendula Salve Recipe

Naturally Treat Cuts and Scrapes with this Homemade Calendula Salve

When you live on a farm or spend lots of time outdoors, someone is always scraping themselves or getting into something they shouldn’t. Instead of grabbing a petroleum-based antiseptic, why not make your own ointment? This all-natural calendula salve is perfect to apply to a wound or cut in a pinch. And the best part is – it’s perfectly safe to …

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Make A Worm Plunger A DIY Vermicomposter For Small Spaces 6

Worm Plunger: a Brilliant Solution for Small Garden Composting

If you have an urban garden this small garden composting method will blow your mind! By creating an underground worm plunger, you can both compost your scraps and create soil feeding worm castings with little to no effort. That, plus this brilliant small garden composting system keeps your compost away from backyard rodents which can really spoil the fun of composting! This …

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