Creative Gardening

Creative Gardening

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Three Backyard Decorations for Fourth of July

Can you believe the Fourth of July is practically here already? Doesn't it feel like just yesterday that we were celebrating the holiday for 2013? Well, now that the Fourth of July is quickly approaching,...
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HORTICULTURE THERAPY FOR PEOPLE ON THE AUTISM SPECTRUM

For people with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), developmental delays and other impairments can limit the number of pleasurable activities they can experience. But much research has concluded that gardening provides those with ASD numerous...

How To Build A Planter Box On The Cheap

It doesn’t take a lot of space to have a garden. Even if you live in a small apartment, you can still have a small garden. A planter box is a great tool to...

Landscape Lighting-LED vs Incandescent Which One is Best?

Enjoying the view of your lovely garden during the day is pretty great, but wouldn’t it be great to be able to bask in it at night as well? Having nice lighting on your...

How to Prepare a Cold Frame for Fall

A cold frame is a means to give tender plants a gentler dormancy through the winter months. It will extend the life of a heartier plant to produce a longer growing season. They are...

Yellow Jackets and Other Wasps: Luring and Trapping the Smart Way

Over at Reddit.com, a lot of hipsters are showing off their amazing yellow jacket traps--all of them brimming over with hundreds of dead wasps. We find that to be kind of heartbreaking. Yellow jackets...
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How to Attract Helpful Animals to Your Garden

When most people think of animals, the last thing they want is for these creatures to be hanging around their garden. However, there are times when animals are actually quite beneficial. In fact, certain...

Gardening Irrigation: What We Learned This Summer

As always, we learned a few things about our irrigation systems over the summer. There were times when we had to learn things the hard way--as through water restrictions, which are at least always...

How To Bring Your Outdoor Plants Inside Without Bugs

Saving the outdoor plants Having big beautiful plants outside brings so much life to your home. Keeping them healthy and thriving for a long period of time does take work and persistent. My grandmother always...
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Cool Gardening Apps for Your Phone or Tablet

For all you green thumbs out there who also love technology, you can now combine these two interests. There are many terrific gardening-related apps available for your smart phones and tablets that provide a...
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Adapting Gardens for People With Disabilities

Though it may seem impossible, or at the very least quite difficult, to enjoy gardening if you have a physical disability, it most certainly isn't. Many people with disabilities, especially those who use a...
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Five Steps to Killing Mushrooms

Most of the time, mushrooms aren't dangerous. While there are cases where mushrooms caused lawn diseases, these are few and far between. However, a lot of gardeners don't want mushrooms in their yard because...
weed control

Controlling Weeds Without Chemicals

Weeds are probably a gardener's worst enemy, threatening the health and beauty of your garden. They seem to creep up when you aren't looking, and it seems that as soon as you get rid...

3 Zones: How To Use Landscaping to Protect You From Wildfire

We've spent this past summer hearing about all kinds of scary wildfires. Now it's time to hear about the Home Ignition Zone--which has really been around for a while. It was first introduced in...
garden trellis

How To Build The Perfect Trellis

Building a garden trellis for your vegetables Gardening is such a soothing activity, which is why I try to get my hands in some dirt every chance I get. Being rewarded with the taste and...

Marimo Moss Balls–Raising the Plant That Feels Like a Pet!

Whether you call them Marimo Moss Balls, Lake Balls, Japanese Moss Balls--or just, “Hey, Moss Balls”--these cuddly orbs of algea are fascinating additions to a home garden or fish tank. (The name in Latin,...
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Gardening on a Tight Budget

You don't need a lot of money to have enjoy a beautiful garden. If you are on a shoestring budget, and want to either start a garden from scratch or enhance your existing garden,...

The Bearded Iris: Time to Divide Up Your Rhizomes!

Bearded irises are beautiful perennials that bloom in spring, providing a kaleidoscope of delicate, flag-like color. In order for them to continue blooming to their full potential each year, they need to be divided...
drying flowers

Five Steps to Drying Flowers

Do you love the way your home is full of fresh looking flowers during these summer months? Don't you wish your house could stay like this even in the winter? Well, technically it can....

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