Category Archive for: ‘Gardening’

How to grow a beautiful container garden

The Secrets to a Successful Container Garden

Containers can be hung from a roof, suspended on hooks, or mounted on walls, opening up a whole world of growing spaces. Containers have the added benefit of being beautiful, acting as showpieces in the garden or decorative accents. These tips to successful container gardening will get you well on your way to becoming a small-space gardening pro. A pot, however, …

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Dandelions Are Good For You

The Surprising Superfood From Your Backyard: Dandelions

Dandelions are a Superfood? Those bright yellow weeds that pop up in the lawn? Yes, that’s what we are talking about. Get ready to have your mind blown! Dandelions are some of the most nutritionally dense greens you can eat; far more nutritious than kale or spinach. They are full of vitamins and antioxidants and a half cup of dandelion greens …

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Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica) blooms in the garden.

10 Hardy Shrubs You Can’t Kill

A lot of people would like to garden but are scared off by what they see as a “black thumb”—the inability to keep plants alive. Of course, there is no such thing as a black thumb gardener. All you need to gain confidence in gardening are some easy-to-care-for plants that are practically impossible to kill, and that thumb will be …

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The Top 10 Allergy Fighting Plants Garden List

The Top Allergy-Fighting Plants for the Home Gardener

Allergy sufferers rejoice! You needn’t be afraid of the garden. You can stop allergies and asthma with smart landscaping. You read that right: you can STOP allergies and asthma with the right plants in your home garden. If you are one of the millions of people with allergies or asthma, then you are going to want to read what horticulturist Thomas Ogren has …

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Succulent Wreath Refresh 3

How to Refresh a Succulent Wreath

Love succulent wreaths? Me too! They can be made with a variety of plants in different colors and shapes, using either a grapevine or wire wreath form. These beauties are full of life—and growth, and sometimes death. Losing a few plants doesn’t mean the end of the whole wreath, though! Whether you live in a cold climate where the plants need …

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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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