Category Archive for: ‘Gardening’

These are the birds in your neighborhood

Get to Know Your Backyard Birds with These Fun Facts

Wondering which backyard birds are best at building their nests? How about which bird you can train to eat out of your hand? Or which of your garden visitors is the only bird that can fly backwards? Look no further because we have the answers for you and a whole bunch more fun facts about the wild birds who make their home in your …

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How To Make A Terrarium Step 3

Create a Gorgeous Pebble Terrarium Garden

This pebble terrarium garden is an easy straight-forward design that can be manipulated into various assorted looks. The colors of the stones can be changed, the succulents used are easy enough to be varied, and the glass container can be taller or wider. This step-by step tutorial comes to us from terrarium expert and author, Maria Colletti. Once you have this basic …

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How To Harvest Rose Hips

Rose Hips: the Hippest Fruit (with Amazing Health Benefits!)

If you grow roses in your garden you may get the added benefit of rose hips, a cool cat fruit that packs a healthy punch! Rose hips are the rose plant’s seed pod/fruit, although most home gardeners don’t get many as we prune back our roses to encourage strong blooming. Typically the rugosa roses are harvested for the tastiest hips …

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Make This Gorgeous Outdoor Centerpiece With Terracotta Pots Succulents And A Candle

Make This Stunning Terracotta Pot Succulent Centerpiece

It’s hard to believe that this gorgeous succulent centerpiece was made from humblest of materials. An inexpensive wire hanging basket frame, terracotta pots, reindeer moss, and a Hurricane candle make for a show stopping planter / table decoration that will get people talking! Who else out there has too many terracotta pots? Well, really, how many is too many? 50? 100? …

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Plants and container design to brighten up the shade. These plants are bursting with color and well-suited to shady conditions.

Made for the Shade: Low Maintenance Fall Planters Bursting with Colour

Just because outdoor planters are in shade doesn’t mean they can’t be full of vibrant colour. The planters in my front garden are almost completely shaded so I need to be careful what plants I choose. Not only should the plants be well-suited for the lack of light, but also they need to have bold hues to brighten up the …

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The Easy Way To Clean Up Leaves

Fall Garden Care: The Easy Way to Clean Up Leaves

Leaves fallen from trees provide winter mulch protection for plants, but they can also make the garden look messy and unkempt. Cleaning up the garden in the fall for me means removing fallen leaves, and then adding them back as a layer of mulch. There must be an easy way to clean up leaves! My garden is a small urban …

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