Category Archive for: ‘Month May Week 1’

Grow the best tomatoes in town with these tips

Grow the Best Tomatoes in Town with Advice from a Pro

There is nothing better than sinking your teeth into a sun-warmed, juicy tomato straight from your own garden. Garden tomatoes are unlike anything that you can buy in the grocery store, and that’s why they are so popular as a home garden crop. Growing tomatoes, however, can be finicky. They are often the first plant that new gardeners try and, unfortunately, …

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Crazytunia Frisky Purple Petunia

Modern Petunia Varieties: No Longer Just the Pinkest Pink Flower

Wait! Before you skip over this post because it’s about petunias and “petunias are boring, old-fashioned, plants for boring, old-fashioned people,” I want to share some of what I learned from touring the California Spring Trials, also known as Fashion Week for Plants. Petunias are so much more than The World’s Pinkest Pink flowers. While you will still find overflowing …

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Lawn Care Unplugged - How to Use a Reel Mower

Lawn Care Unplugged: How to Use a Reel Mower

When it’s time to mow your lawn this year, why not do it with less noise, no pollution, and some added health benefits? A reel mower is a superior alternative to a gas or electric rotary mower because it contributes less noise pollution and harmful emissions. Reel mowers don’t use up a bunch of electric energy or gas. Instead, they …

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Make This Gorgeous Outdoor Centerpiece With Terracotta Pots Succulents And A Candle

Make This Stunning Terracotta Pot Succulent Centerpiece

It’s hard to believe that this gorgeous succulent centerpiece was made from humblest of materials. An inexpensive wire hanging basket frame, terracotta pots, reindeer moss, and a hurricane candle make for a show-stopping planter / table decoration that will get people talking! Who else out there has too many terracotta pots? Well, really, how many is too many? 50? 100? 500? …

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Pesto Party Basil

10 Amazing New Vegetable Varieties Coming to Home Gardens Everywhere

If you are a life-long vegetable gardener, you have certainly spent a winter afternoon in front of the fire eagerly marking up seed catalogs and planning for the year ahead. From tried and true heirloom seeds to brilliant new hybrids, each selection in a catalog has a long history of success behind it and a group of people who champion …

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All About Ticks And Lyme Disease Prevention

What Everyone Needs to Know About Ticks and Lyme Disease Prevention

I always thought of ticks as bugs that would drop out of tall trees to bite you. I figured if you stayed out of the woods, wore bug spray when hiking, and kept a hat on while camping you would be perfectly safe from contracting Lyme disease. Was I ever wrong. Last year I heard Vanessa Farnsworth talk about ticks and Lyme …

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