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41 herbs for hens

43 Healthy Herbs for Hens: the Health Benefits of Culinary Herbs

Catnip may drive your cat crazy, but it’s a sedative for chickens. Lavender, bee balm, and chamomile are relaxing for people, and hens too. If you keep chickens, or want to add some to your garden, then you will want to read about the health benefits of culinary herbs for chicken-keeping. If herbs for hens can help prevent mites and …

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How To Make Pinecone Firestarters

These Festive Pinecone Firestarters Make a Crafty Gift and a Fun Fall Project

If you are anything like me you have a collection of pinecones somewhere. Perhaps you found some delightful ones on a walk in the neighborhood or a visit to a park. They just begged to be picked up, don’t they? That’s nature doing its job. As you collect those pinecones you may notice papery seed pods floating out of them. …

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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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