Gardening

Adding an Arbour or Pergola to Your Garden

Gardeners have used arches, arbours, and pergolas to add interest and height to gardens since the time of the Romans, whose artwork depicts arches adorned with vines and roses. Now available in either modern materials or traditional wood, these practical ornaments may enhance gardens of any size or design and serve every type of climbing […]

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How to Start an Indoor Veggie Garden

With a little planning you can enjoy herbs for your culinary masterpieces, fresh salad greens, and other tasty vegetables fresh from your indoor garden. Get Ready and Set Before You Grow Before you start planning an indoor kitchen garden, however, there are some factors to consider. Plants grow best when they are given the conditions […]

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How to Create Your Dream Garden

Turn your backyard into an outdoor oasis with these tips for picking, planting, and caring for outdoor plants. Pick the Right Plants Landscape and professional gardeners know that plants that are not suited for your yard’s conditions won’t last a long time no matter how much care they receive. This is true for any plant […]

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Gardening for Birds and Butterflies

As natural habitats are replaced by developed land, many species of birds and butterflies become increasingly reliant on the space gardeners provide for them. Here are the basics for creating a bird and butterfly oasis in your garden. Avoid Using Pesticides Although pesticides might be designed to target specific pests, they can also harm other […]

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Veggie Gardening for Latecomers

If you haven’t yet planted a vegetable garden, don’t worry. Summer-planted gardens grow well because the soil is warm and the risk of frost is long past. Follow these basics for planting and tending vegetables and you can enjoy fresh-from-the- garden produce until well into autumn. Pick the Right Candidates Pick the right crops for […]

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Get Your Houseplants Ready for Spring

Spring cleaning is about more than just your closets and garage. Spruce up your houseplants with a green clean and they’ll stay happy and healthy all year. Having been stuck indoors for the whole winter, your houseplants may need a little spring cleaning. Once you’ve cleaned them off, they’ll be ready for your patio. Remove […]

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Get Rid of Furry Garden Pests

They’re lovable. They’re huggable. They just made a feast out of your cabbage patch. Shooing these furry guests away from your garden can be tough, but these tips may help keep your yard critter free. The last thing you need is some furry creature munching on the garden you worked so hard to create. Here […]

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How Does Your Garden Grow?

Did you know that homeowners apply up to 10 times more chemicals per acre than farmers do? According to the EPA, Americans spend $25 billion per year on lawn care. Residential lawns and gardens are doused with 80 million pounds of chemical pesticides and 70 million tons of fertilizers annually. A portion of these chemicals […]

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A Guide to Exotic Houseplants

While classic straggling spider plants, dieffenbachia, and gangly geraniums plants are wonderful indoor performers, the world of houseplants encompasses beautiful choices from around the world. So why not try something a little different? Whether you prefer flowering houseplants or those featuring attractive foliage, choose healthy specimens that are compact and bushy, without yellowing or dead […]

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