All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘gardening’

How to overwinter succulents, both hardy and tender by knowing what they need to go dormant as well as soil, temperature, light, and watering needs.

Overwinter Succulents to Keep Them Beautiful All Year Long

With succulents at the height of popularity, there is now a great variety of interesting new plants available for the home garden. There are so many beautiful and decorative specimens you very well may have collected some succulents that you would like to grow for years to come. This is how I overwinter succulents, both hardy and tender, so that …

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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 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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Bee On Agastache Blue Fortune

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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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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