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This guide will show you how to grow and care for hardy mums

Keep Your Fall Flowers Blooming all Season with this Essential Care Guide for Hardy Mums

One of the most frequent questions we get asked in the fall is how to care for and extend the blooms of hardy mums! Hardy Mums, Chrysanthemums, or Fall Mums are everywhere in the fall: garden centers, grocery stores, and seemingly everyone in the neighborhood’s front porch. These vibrant autumn bloomers are easy to care for and come in a …

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hoop house to extend the season

Use Season Extenders for a Late Harvest

Fall is in full swing, which means that many of us have accepted that the growing season is coming to an end. Some of us, however, refuse to accept that because we just aren’t ready to say goodbye to all the hearty, yummy, homegrown produce we’ve been feasting on. There are several ways to extend the growing season of your …

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What a Christmas cactus needs to bloom

How to Get Your Christmas Cactus to Bloom!

A Christmas cactus is one of my very favorite holiday plants. Pops of unexpected color bloom from alien-like tendrils that creep and drape over the plant. These are attractive plants to have all year, but the real magic comes from when they bloom. There are a few specific steps you can take to ensure that you get the best show …

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Flat Leaf and Curly Parsley

How to Harvest and Preserve Fresh Herbs

Drying herbs is a perfectly fine way to store your garden-fresh flavorings for use throughout the year, but it isn’t the only game in town. You can preserve herbs in many creative ways that can add some lift to your cold-weather culinary creations. Freshly preserved garden herbs also make wonderful gifts that are beautiful and personal. How to Dry Herbs …

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finishing salt recipe with lime and rosemary

Fresh Herb Finishing Salt Recipe

A fresh herb finishing salt is a flavorful condiment and a creative way to preserve the freshness of the herb garden for use throughout the year. Herb finishing salt can be used to flavor fresh vegetables from the garden or garnish your other culinary creations. It is easy to make and packed with aromatherapy, making the preparation process a therapeutic …

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NYBG Tour Thumbergia

The New York Botanical Garden in the Fifth Season

The New York Botanical Garden is a sight to see no matter what time of year it is. The 100+-year-old National Historic Landmark’s museum of botanicals has interest and events listed for each season: spring, summer, fall, and winter. I had the rare opportunity to visit the garden in the fifth season. Traditional Chinese Medicine has identified late summer or a …

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1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge Urban Wall Garden

Better Homes & Gardens’ Stylemaker 2017 Event

I’m not going to gush about New York City, but only because I’m holding myself back. I love nature and green trees and singing birds, so the big city didn’t appeal to me all that much. I’ve visited many large cities and I always find myself wishing I was on the porch of a farmhouse. Then, last week, I spent …

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55 common foods from the kitchen for hens

Feeding Hens with Kitchen Scraps

There are plenty of common foods we eat all the time that are yummy and beneficial to chickens too. Integrating various foods into your flock’s diet helps give them balanced nutrition and keep them healthy, plus feeding hens your food scraps that would otherwise go in the garbage saves money and reduces food waste. Pam Freeman, author of the fabulous …

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save seeds

Three Ways to Save Seeds from the Garden

This season is when we begin to say goodbye to this year’s garden and plan for next year’s, and what better way to do both of these things than by collecting and preserving seeds to plant in the spring? Different seeds have different needs when it comes to collecting them for the following year. Some can simply be transferred straight …

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pyrography

Wood Burned Coasters with Floral Pyrography

Wood burned coasters are a great creative project that can be done no matter what time of year it is. Pyrography is the art of decorating wood (or leather) with a heated pen that burns the image into the wood as opposed to using paint to embellish it. Better yet, it requires only three materials and some practice to find …

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Stunning Fall Color Asters

Grow These Fall Perennials for Brilliant Autumn Color!

I’m always amazed by the perennials in my garden that bloom so vigorously into the fall. These powerhouse plants have the color to back up their efforts—they are as brilliant in hue as they are are strong in stem. Fall perennials provide such a show in the garden for us gardeners, but also are an essential food source for our winged friends, …

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finished greenhouse

Build an Old Window Greenhouse

It’s hard to believe, but this beautiful greenhouse used to be a bunch of discarded windows without a use. With a lot of creativity and a little know-how, they were transformed into the gorgeous structure you see here. You can learn to make your own old window greenhouse with the help of today’s guest blogger Chris Peterson. Chris is the …

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  1. Allison Taylor
    Allison TaylorMarch 16,16

    Great ideas. I totally love the carpet gardening. I’ve tried to create something similar in my small backyard garden, but didn’t have much of a success. You inspired me to try again, though, and will definitely do it.

    Regards, Allison from http://windowboxescompany.co.uk/

  2. Barry
    BarryApril 21,16

    I landed on your site as i was looking for inspiration to give our garden a makeover this summer. What an impressive site, Fantastic pictures along with even better content, ive subscribed! Thanks, B

  3. Taylor
    TaylorApril 22,16

    Great blog, great tips.

  4. Paul Grant
    Paul GrantOctober 11,16

    Such a great resource! I really love reading about composting. It is indeed an environmentally helpful way to improve the garden soil and reduce waste.

    These advises has a great impact to the readers who would like to know about garden projects. Two thumbs up!

  5. Good Guys Gardening
    Good Guys GardeningJuly 1,17

    Can you please turn off the adding link in the comment section? All are spamming your website by adding backlink.

    • Stephanie
      StephanieJuly 1,17

      Hey! Thanks for the tip. Google doesn’t track comment links so it’s not going to give them any benefit. I use it to see blogs and websites and keep the conversation going. Thanks for the idea though!

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