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How To: Create a ‘Square Foot’ Garden

Finding the space to grow vegetables is not always easy. This, together with the inexperience of some teachers and many students, can make growing vegetables seem like a daunting task. However, it is these factors that make ‘square foot’ gardening ideal. The ‘square foot’ garden is a method of growing as many vegetables as you […]

DIY Floppy Disk Planters

Using some old floppy disks from my college days and a hot glue gun, I made these planters which are suitable for growing bulbs or small plants. Don’t worry if things get screwed up while you’re making these, a great advantage to using hot glue is that it’s easy to remove and start over. Making […]

Our Handy Dandy Seasonal Garden Planner

Every season brings its own tasks in the garden, whether it’s making long-term changes, preparing for the months ahead, or maintaining it in the present. Do these jobs at the right time and in the correct order, and caring for your garden will be easier, quicker, and more satisfying. Your plants will benefit, too. Spring   EARLY SPRING Cut […]

How To: Create a Wildflower Meadow in Your Garden

Imagine a garden filled with flowers and butterflies, the sleepy buzzing of bees and the scent of freshly cut hay. A little bit of paradise where you can go to relax from the stresses of daily life. With a bit of effort and a little help from us, you can create a place that will […]

10 Quick, Handy & Fun Gardening Projects

So your garden is all planted, the lawn is mowed, everything is landscaped to your satisfaction, and now you’re itching for something else to do to your yard. Don’t fret — you still have plenty of ways to make your yard even better and to help you enjoy it even more (preferably while sipping a […]

Growing Orchids in Your Home

17 April 2013

Orchids are becoming increasingly popular as flowering houseplants due to improved cultivars and affordability. Once considered a rich person’s hobby, orchids are now more affordable, thanks to recent advances in propagation techniques. Since the first attempt to grow orchids in the mid-1700s, they have had a reputation for being difficult to grow; however, many orchids are […]

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April Gardening Deals

07 April 2013

We’ve rounded up the latest gardening deals from around the web and there’s a lot of them this month. All you have to do is click on the link to be taken to the specific deal. Enjoy! Spring it on! Put them in a happy place this Spring with the vibrant beauty of these Assorted […]

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Herbs & Spices for the Home Garden

18 March 2013

The aromatic, medicinal and flavoring characteristics of herbs have been prized by humans for more than 4,500 years. Wormwood, elderberry, hemlock and other herbs were used by the ancient Egyptians as early as 1600 B.C. Although most herbs are used primarily for cooking and as scents to enhance our environment, a resurgent interest has occurred in […]

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Burpee Gardens March Hot Sellers

16 March 2013

15% off any order at Burpee.com through 4/1!

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March Gardening Deals

14 March 2013

We’ve rounded up the latest gardening deals from around the web and there’s a lot of them this month. All you have to do is click on the link to be taken to the specific deal. Enjoy! Spring it on! Put them in a happy place this Spring with the vibrant beauty of these Assorted […]

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Flowers That’ll Add Some Irish Flair for St. Patrick’s Day

14 March 2013

St. Patrick’s Day is a holiday that not only celebrates Irish heritage, but also marks the beginning of spring. Flowers are an ideal way to decorate for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration or to spread the joy of this holiday to loved ones. Green is an obvious color choice, but you can also incorporate other […]

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How To: Repot Amaryllis Bulbs (Video)

12 March 2013

In this video Nathan shows you how easy it is to repot Amaryllis bulbs for spring blooming. Be sure to subscribe to us on YouTube for more videos in our How To Series.

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The Dos & Dont’s of Seed Propagation

12 March 2013

What gardener has not received the newest seed catalogs in the middle of winter and been filled with visions of the garden yet to come? Everyone has their favorites that they can count on year after year, but I like to challenge myself with an addition to my garden that is out of the ordinary. […]

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From the Garbage to the Garden: A Guide to Home Composting

12 March 2013

WHAT IS COMPOSTING? Composting is controlling the natural decay of organic matter in a moist, aerobic (oxygen-demanding) environment. Tiny organisms (mainly bacteria, fungi, and protozoa) break down garden and landscape trimmings to create a valuable product called compost—a dark, crumbly, earthy-smelling form of decomposed organic matter. By composting, you control the natural decomposition process by […]

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Rose Gardening: A Few Quick Tips

20 February 2013

Roses are classified by their hardiness into two groups. Hardy shrub roses and Tender tea roses. Shrub roses are easier to grow because they do not need special protection in the winter. Tender roses need special protection and more watering. Roses should be planted in a location that receives at least 6 hours of sunlight. […]

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