Monthly Archive for: ‘September, 2017’

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Beyond Tulips: Extraordinary Fall Bulbs You Need to Grow!

Tulips are wonderful plants. Frilly parrot tulips, deep-dark-almost-black purple tulips, cheery giant tulips, and more can be found in my garden beds. But tulips aren’t the only fall bulbs I plant. I get just as much enjoyment out of some of these outstanding spring bloomers, and now is the time to get them in the ground! Extraordinary Fall Bulbs You Need …

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How To Clean And Sharpen Pruners 10

How to Care For Pruners

Pruners are a gardener’s best friend. We use them so much for so many different tasks that it’s no wonder they often get a little beat up. It is easy to neglect caring for pruners, but with proper sharpening and regular cleaning, they will last longer and perform much better. Follow these simple steps to keep your pruners in tip-top …

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A DIY Espalier Privacy Screen for the Backyard

If you have a small urban lot or a close proximity to your neighbors’ yards, you may also have the need to create a sense of privacy in your outdoor oasis. While I love to use trees and large shrubs to frame the perimeter of the garden, they can take up a lot of space. Privacy screens can be a …

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Garage Makeover Paint

A Gardener’s She Shed Garage Makeover

As the garden has been filling out all summer with luscious blooms and cheery bees, it started to highlight that the garage at the back of the property was pretty sad looking. Luckily, all it took was some paint to transform this space from glum to glam. Now the garage space has been reinvented as the perfect gardener’s She Shed! …

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Best cutting roses for arrangements

Grow these Cutting Roses for Perfect Floral Arrangements

Roses are one of the most popular flowers for growing and cutting, and it’s no wonder because they are gorgeous and come in endless varieties of size, color, and fragrance. Creating homegrown floral displays is a wonderful way to decorate your home or give away as a gift, and if you know which roses are the best to use as …

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A Fabulous Fall Bleached Pinecone Wreath

This gorgeous bleached pinecone wreath has rustic charm with a contemporary twist. With just a few easy steps, you can create your own bleached pinecone wreath to enjoy throughout the colder seasons. Bleached pinecones are all the rage! While pinecones have always been a staple of autumn and winter décor,  bleaching them gives them a softer, brighter, more modern look …

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