Category Archive for: ‘Gardening’

How to plant garlic outdoors in the fall garden. Garlic gets planted before the first frost of the year and overwinters in the garden.

Protect Your Garden from Vampires: How to Grow Garlic

As we get ready for Halloween, now’s the perfect time to think about naturally vampire-proofing your garden, which means it’s time to grow garlic! Planting garlic around the perimeter will protect your veggie beds from getting trampled by nighttime intruders who vant to suck your bloooood. In all seriousness, it’s a good reminder to plant garlic when you start thinking about …

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The Importance of Bee Culture: How We Can Teach the Next Generation About Bees

Gardeners know how important bees are, but how can we pass the information on bee culture to younger generations so that is it meaningful to them? Author and environmentalist Robbie Shell has some great ideas on how to teach our children, grandchildren, and other young people in our lives just how essential bees are to our world, and she’s been kind …

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How To Remove Suckers From A Tree

How to Remove Suckers from Trees (and Why They are There in the First Place)

If your tree is slowly turning into a shrub by sending up suckers—a host of thin, upright branches from the base of the trunk or soil near the base of the tree—then here are some tips on why it might be happening and how to remove suckers from trees. Trees send up suckers as a reaction to stress. Your smart …

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Tips And Ideas On Making Carved Pumkins Last

How to Make Planted Pumpkins Last

Planted pumpkins make festive fall containers for autumn flowers with stunning arrangements set off by vibrant colors. They are simple to make and worth the wow factor, as long as you can keep them looking fresh for more than a week. As much as these planted pumpkins make for gorgeous decor, nobody likes a moldy pumpkin arrangement!  So, what can …

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A great guide to growing figs in the home garden and why you should

A Guide for Growing Figs in the Home Garden (and It’s So Worth It!)

Figs are one of my favorite fruits. Not only are they delicious, but they are also an attractive plant that adds interest to a garden. In the right climate, growing figs is fairly simple. However, in other areas they can be a bit finicky. In fact, I have a  10-year old Brown Turkey fig tree and this is the first …

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5 Reasons to Use a Compost Tumbler (AKA Make Compost Quickly and Look Good Doing it)

A compost tumbler not only made this urban composting space look a whole lot better, but it also sped up the composting process dramatically. Even more, it keeps pests from making a home in the compost bin. Wait until you see this compost bin makeover, a transformation that took just an hour but upgraded the space from junky to fabulous, …

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