All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘gardening’

Propagation By Cuttings

Propagate Plants From Cuttings and Save Hundreds of Dollars (Heck, You Could Even Make Money!)

Once you get the gardening bug, you are going to want more. More flowers, vegetables, shrubs, or just about anything you can grow. Unless you have an unlimited budget to buy your heart’s content, all those plants will start to add up quickly. Never fear, there is an option to satisfy your gardening habit while saving you hundreds of dollars: …

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Cornflower

Grow True Blue Garden Plants with Blue Flowers, Foliage, and Fruit

I’m taken with the idea of a monochromatic garden these days. Combine that with the fact that I’ve been on the hunt for true blue garden plants and I’m obsessed with blue gardens. I mean, imagine a garden that is filled with blue flowers, blue foliage, and even blue fruit. Wouldn’t that look both serene and striking all at once? Blue …

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Dandelion Seed Head

How to Identify Weeds

Want to know how to identify weeds in your home garden? It’s all perspective! Read on for my tips for how to identify weeds and what to do about them. It may not be what you would expect! I remember picking bouquets of dandelions as a child: grabbing so many in my hand that I couldn’t keep my fingers around …

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Blue Ball Hydrangea

The Essential Guide to Hydrangeas

What’s not to love about hydrangeas? These showy shrubs are the delight of summer blooms. They are long-living shrubs that bloom most of the summer and well into fall. Here is a guide to all things hydrangea: a description of the different types, how to change their color, drying projects, and more! Type of Hydrangeas Most Hydrangeas prefer moist, rich …

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Japanese Anemone Windflowers

The Easy Way to Start a Garden from Scratch (That Won’t Break the Bank!)

Across the alleyway from my last home I had good friends—almost family—who had a beautiful garden. My lovely neighbors rented the house and didn’t have a huge budget to start a garden from scratch so they devised a smart and frugal way to start an impressive garden without breaking the bank. And guess what? They did it in just a …

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Garden Therapy Back Yard Play Garden Tour 13

The Art of Espalier: Growing Fruit Trees in Small Spaces

Growing espalier fruit trees in the home garden is a wonderful way to grow edibles in small spaces and in decorative ways. Training and pruning fruit trees to grow along walls or fences, keeps the fruit at an easily accessible height, and turns an otherwise standard tree into a garden showpiece. Espaliers can be fruit trees or ornamental, evergreen or …

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