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55 Health Benefits of Vegetables

If you're like most people, your mother frequently told you to "eat your vegetables". We all know that they are good for our health, but many people don't realize the magnitude and scope of...
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6 Delicious Things To Do With All That Spinach You Grow

As a child, spinach did not appeal to me at all. Now that I’m older and wiser, this supper food has become a staple in my daily life. Packed with iron, magnesium, vitamins A,...
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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...
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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...

Keep These Toxic Holiday Plants Far Away From Kids And Pets

The holiday season is great for many reasons. For plant lovers, it's the only time we can really showcase some of our favorite beauties. But we as we all know, plants like poinsettias can be...
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Five Facts Every Lavender Lover Needs To Learn

Lavender is one of the most utilized and beloved plants in the herbal world. Lavender has a plethora of uses both cosmetically and therapeutically. The popular herb is also readily available throughout most of...
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Medicinal Plants & Herbs You Can Actually Grow

Tons of people prefer the convenience of modern medicine when it comes to their everyday health. Although many have proven to be safe over time, there are certain medications that have yet to prove their...
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Top 10 Healing Herbs You Should Grow

For thousands of years, people have been using different healing herbs to alleviate pain and heal themselves. Modern scientists have even come forward to acknowledge the immense benefits these herbs present to humans as...
Garden Chemicals

Dangerous Misconceptions About Garden Chemicals

Whether you’re planting tomatoes or trying to liven up your flowers, there seems to be a chemical or “special” soil that adds a little more green to your thumb. Between commercials featuring unrealistically green...
Gardening Improves Health

How Gardening Improves Health

There’s something about gardening that makes you feel happy, rejuvenated and in control. There’s nothing better than going outside on a hot day and picking your own fruits and veggies to snack on that...
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Get Healthy and Grow Leafy Greens

It’s a new year and many of us have resolved to get healthier. Why not make it last by actually planning your garden around it? Then, you have no choice since your food is...
butternut squash recipe

Great Butternut Squash Recipes To Warm You Up

There is so much you can do with butternut squash and the dishes are quite delicious. From soups to entrées to desserts, the recipes are endless. Once you get through that hard shell you...
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Why Gardening is Good For Your Health

Working in a garden is extremely rewarding. For many, it is a hobby, for others, a passion, and for still others, perhaps just a way of saving money by growing their own vegetables and...
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Four Foods That Help You Sleep Better

Recent studies show that more than 50 million Americans do not get enough sleep every night. This could mean everything from individuals who have trouble falling asleep to those that keep waking up in the...
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‘How To’ Guide To Creating a Low-Allergen Garden

While we all may love to get our hands dirty gardening every year, we can't say the same about the allergies that come along with the job. Taking care of the yard can induce...
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Seven Reasons to Stock Up on Broccoli

Remember when you were a kid and your mom would tell you to eat your vegetables? Well, you should have listened to her because they're packed with nutrients. This is especially true for broccoli....
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4 Tips to Protect Your Skin Out by the Garden

While we all love to garden, it can actually take a toll on our hands. Well, that's if you don't protect them properly. Here at Gracious Gardening, we've compiled a list of tips to...
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Home Must Haves: 5 Plants That Purify the Air

Most people assume that the air floating around our homes is clean and fresh. That’s not always the case. When we perform activities as simple as installing new carpets or painting the walls, chemicals...

Poison Ivy: Treating Your Rash and Relieving the Itch

Nothing can ruin a day quite like coming into contact with poison ivy. This plant’s toxic leaves, stems and roots can leave you with a rash that will stay with you for up to...

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