How To Make A Simple Raised Garden Bed

Jun 22 9:07pm HomeJelly
A raised wooden garden bed can be of immense help if you wish to grow vegetables or flowers, but are seemingly faced with the problem of limited space. Making a simple, raised wooden garden is incredibly easy and relatively inexpensive. With the right woodworking tools and materials, along with a reasonable degree of woodworking skills, you...Read More...
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Xerces Pollinator Team Grows, Again

Jun 22 8:42pm The Xerces Society
I have to admit to having worked at the Xerces Society for longer than anyone else. When I joined, there were five people on the staff and I was the only person in the nascent pollinator program. How things have changed: The Society has gone from strength to strength and the pollinator program has staff Read more ...
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Protecting Pollinators One Community at a Time

Jun 22 10:59am The Xerces Society
Pollinator week provides a time for us all to reflect on how we can help restore the amazing and diverse pollinator species so inextricably linked to our survival. While the task of bringing back the pollinators can seem daunting, if we focus on our own communities, we really can make a difference. We’ve provided ideas Read more ...
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DIY Summer Blooms Garden Apron

Jun 22 10:28am Garden Therapy
It is helpful to be able to be equipped with several items at once when you are gardening, as you may want to use pruners, seed packets, hand tools, and other supplies in quick succession. This... Please see the full article on http://GardenTherapy.ca...
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A Dinner to Benefit the Hetrick-Martin Institute

Jun 22 5:23am The Martha Stewart Blog
I love entertaining outdoors, especially when it’s for a good cause. Last weekend, at the East Hampton, New York home of my friends and neighbors, Lisa and James [&hellip...
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Best Watering Cans: Plastic, Metal, Outdoor, Indoor, and Misters

Jun 21 12:00pm Epic Gardening
The post Best Watering Cans: Plastic, Metal, Outdoor, Indoor, and Misters is by Kevin and appeared first on Epic Gardening, the best urban gardening, hydroponic gardening, and aquaponic gardening blog. A watering can (also known as a watering pot) is an easy way to water plants by hand and usually comes with a spout and a handle. Most watering cans hold between 1-2.5 gallons of water and are made from plastic, ceramic, or metal. Watering cans have been used since the 17th century (or earlier) ... Read more The post Best Watering Cans: Plastic, Metal, Outdoor, Indoor, and Misters is by Kevin and appeared first on Epic Gardening, the best urban gardening, hydroponic gardening, and aquaponic gardening blog.
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Making Almond Orchards Better for Bees

Jun 21 10:13am The Xerces Society
  Almonds rely on bees for pollination. The crunchy, highly nutritious nuts are the earliest flowering crop in California’s Central Valley, transforming bare fields into a facsimile of a winter wonderland, with white blossoms coating the branches and the ground. To meet the pollination demands of these billions of blooms, farmers import millions of honey Read more ...
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Bleaching My Teeth at Lowenberg, Lituchy & Kantor

Jun 21 4:42am The Martha Stewart Blog
Every year and a half, I go to Lowenberg, Lituchy & Kantor in New York City for a teeth bleaching. I am very lucky that I already have [&hellip...
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New Peonies! Lovely And Mysterious

Jun 20 10:46pm Cold Climate Gardening
Two and a half years ago I acquired a couple of peonies through a members-only sale of my local chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society (NARGS). You may not realize this, but most rock gardeners get interested in alpine plants after years of gardening experience. They are all plant geeks and expert (or […]...
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Guacamole Garden! Grow Your Own

Jun 20 5:49pm Urban Organic Gardener
“You can start with the seed of an avocado. Wash it. Use 3 toothpicks to suspend it broad-end down over a water-filled glass to cover about an inch of the seed. Put the glass in a warm place out of direct sunlight and replenish water as needed. You should see the roots and stem start […]...
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The Eden Project Giant Biomes in Cornwall, England Home to Over 1 Million Plants!

Jun 20 1:58pm Urban Organic Gardener
“Buried in a steep-sided clay crater, deep within the southwest corner of England you will find The Eden Project; a global garden, home to more than 1 million plants from 5000 different species and housing the worlds largest rainforest in captivity. The site was formally opened on 17th March 2001 after a successful bid to […]...
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The Gardening in Miniature Prop Shop: DIY Accessories for Miniature Gardens and Fairy Gardens

Jun 20 9:11am Garden Therapy
If you have jumped on board the miniature gardening and fairy garden bandwagon, then you know that there are a ton of accessories for miniature gardens and fairy gardens that you can add to your... Please see the full article on http://GardenTherapy.ca...
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A Delivery from Valley Vet Supply for My Horses

Jun 20 6:28am The Martha Stewart Blog
As you all know, I am an avid horseback rider, and love to go out for rides on my handsome Friesians. Horses are amazing animals. I have always [&hellip...
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Bee Better Certified Offers a New Approach to Protecting Pollinators

Jun 19 7:41pm The Xerces Society
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Matthew Shepherd, Communications Director; (503) 807-1577, matthew.shepherd@xerces.org Bee Better Certified Offers a New Approach to Protecting Pollinators New Farm and food certification program gives recognition to conservation-minded farmers and food companies that protect pollinators PORTLAND, Ore., June 20, 2017—A new certification program enables farmers to show consumers they are farming in Read more ...
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Bee Better Certified: Creating Better Places for Bees

Jun 19 7:23pm The Xerces Society
Collaborating with farmers to protect and restore high-quality habitat for pollinators is a core part of the work of the Xerces Society. We have long realized that, because farming encompasses about half of the U.S. land base, we must work with farmers if we want to provide for a long-term future for pollinators. As part Read more ...
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Grain Mill Buyers Guide: Choosing The Best Countertop Grain Mill

Jun 19 12:00pm Epic Gardening
The post Grain Mill Buyer’s Guide: Choosing The Best Countertop Grain Mill is by Kevin and appeared first on Epic Gardening, the best urban gardening, hydroponic gardening, and aquaponic gardening blog. Do you like the idea of being able to grind your own wheat or making your very own peanut butter at home? Are you searching for a way to become more self-sufficient? If you answered “yes” to either of those questions, then you may have considered purchasing a grain mill in the past. While grain ... Read more The post Grain Mill Buyer’s Guide: Choosing The Best Countertop Grain Mill is by Kevin and appeared first on Epic Gardening, the best urban gardening, hydroponic gardening, and aquaponic gardening blog.
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DIY The Perfect Hinged Hoophouse [VIDEO]

Jun 19 10:32am Urban Organic Gardener
Here are some things you’ll need to get started: Part list: 1,5×4 inch untreated wood 9 x 2 meter 16mm PVC pipes Brackets for pvc pipes: http://www.biltema.no/no/Bygg/Monteri… Handle: http://www.biltema.no/no/Bygg/Beslag/… Gas cylinder: http://norcut.mamutweb.com/Shop/Searc… Plastic: http://www.biltema.no/no/Bygg/Flisleg… M12 bolts and nuts Screws of different sizes...
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Perlite: What It Is And How To Use It In Your Garden

Jun 19 10:00am Epic Gardening
The post Perlite: What It Is And How To Use It In Your Garden is by Kevin and appeared first on Epic Gardening, the best urban gardening, hydroponic gardening, and aquaponic gardening blog. When you open up a bag of commercial potting mix, you expect to see little white specks in it without really questioning why they’re there. But what is perlite, really? What is perlite made of? What does it do for the soil, and is there a reason to add more? Here, we’ll explore the world ... Read more The post Perlite: What It Is And How To Use It In Your Garden is by Kevin and appeared first on Epic Gardening, the best urban gardening, hydroponic gardening, and aquaponic gardening blog.
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Gloriosa Daisies for National Pollinator Week

Jun 19 9:00am clay and limestone
I am grooving on the 'Irish Eyes' and 'Indian Summer' Black-eyed Susans I planted last month.  Seriously, just look at that emerald green central cone on 'Irish Eyes' and you'll know one of the reason I invited it to the garden.'Irish Eyes' with that green centerI love all the Susans and have a special place in my heart for Rudbeckia hirta and  Gloriosa Daisy varieties specifically.'Indian Summer' displaying hairy parentage Rudbeckia hirta flowers have been described as course, hairy and common...You know, that makes me appreciate them more. 'Cherry Brandy' and 'Prairie Sunset'The Gloriosas have most of the characteristics of their R hirta parent, except the flowers are three times as large and their colors are mixtures of pure yellow or bicolored, many with dark mahogany red splotches at the base of the petals. Yes, I do love the many colorful varieties and  the big flowers, but I also love that they're all rough and tumble flowers that can take the heat and humidity of our Middle South summers and continue to bloom until frost (deadhead them).The cats of the Silvery Checkerspot feed on the leaves and nectar at the flowersPretty flower faces are delightful, but, you know me, plants that are invited to Clay and Limestone also have to have good wildlife value and Gloriosa Daisies do. Butterflies, bees of all sizes, wasps, beetles and even little loper caterpillars rely on the many Susans for food, and shelter. Plant them in your garden and sit back and watch the pollinators. I've already seen small Carpenter Bees, Green Metallic bees, Bumbles and skippers visiting the flowers to feed and/or gather pollen. Now get your wildflower on and share a favorite or two for National Wildflower Week!xoxogail  PS If you want to help pollinators this week and every week of the year, then, never, ever, ever, ever, ever use pesticides. Also, make sure the plants you bring into your garden have never been treated with neonicotinoids. Gail Eichelberger is a gardener and therapist in Middle Tennessee. She loves wildflowers and native plants and thoroughly enjoys writing about the ones she grows at Clay and Limestone. She reminds all that the words and images are the property of the author and cannot be used without written permission. Subscribe in a reader...
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From Branches to Mulch: Troy-Bilt Chipper Shredder

Jun 19 8:22am Ramblings from a Desert Garden
I love my garden, filled with trees that provide welcome filtered shade along with flowering shrubs. While my garden gives me joy, it does take maintenance to keep it healthy and looking its best. The primary maintenance chore I have is pruning, which I enjoy doing.  What I don’t like is cleaning up the clippings,... The post From Branches to Mulch: Troy-Bilt Chipper Shredder appeared first on Ramblings from a Desert Garden.
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Gardeners Roll Call: Monday June 19, 2017

Jun 19 7:14am Gardening with Confidence, Plants with Benefits, & Good Berry Bad Berry with Helen Yoest
THE WEEK Like my patrician MIL likes to say, “It’s hotter than the hubs of Hell.”   THE RAIN We need rain. If we don’t get any soon, well, I don’t know what I’ll do… Wednesday evening, I heard thunder, but no rain. Thursday evening. More thunder, but no rain. Friday we got the mother […]...
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My New Crafts Paint Line at Michaels

Jun 19 5:42am The Martha Stewart Blog
I am so excited about the launch of my new crafts paint line at Michaels! So many of you have expressed how much you love my crafts paints [&hellip...
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Building with Secondhand Stuff: Make a Pallet Planter

Jun 18 9:16am Garden Therapy
It seems like there are a million creative ideas for making things out of pallets these days, so naturally I sought out one specifically for the garden. This planter has a rustic look that is... Please see the full article on http://GardenTherapy.ca...
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birding by ear, with nathan pieplow: how to listen to what birds say

Jun 18 9:02am A Way To Garden
EVERY SPRING I promise to learn to recognize a few more voices—bird voices—to tune in more observantly to the members [read more…] The post birding by ear, with nathan pieplow: how to listen to what birds say appeared first on A Way To Garden.
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As Urban Agriculture Gains Followers in Idaho and Beyond, Some Cities Loosen Codes

Jun 17 9:26pm Urban Organic Gardener
“Folks used to “homestead” — raise gardens and livestock, milk their own cows and gather eggs from their own hens — until it became easier and sometimes cheaper to purchase mass-produced foods from a store. As people moved from the country into the city, many left their animals and their gardening skills behind. During the […]...
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Two Garden Tours at My Farm

Jun 17 6:36am The Martha Stewart Blog
There is so much growing and blooming at the farm - it's a perfect time for a garden tour. As many of you know, every now and then, I [&hellip...
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Sharing Ideas with the New Gardening in Miniature Prop Shop Book

Jun 16 8:15pm The Mini Garden Guru – Your Miniature Garden Source
Sharing Ideas with the New Gardening in Miniature Prop Shop Book When opening day came around at the big Sorticulture Garden Art Show last weekend in Everett, Wa., (about an hour north of Seattle,) fellow miniature gardeners started introducing themselves right away. It was an awesome welcome-back! We’ve been trying to figure out the last […]...
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Troy-Bilt 3100 PSI Pressure Washer Review (Sponsored)

Jun 16 5:57pm Growing The Home Garden
Post by Growing The Home Garden - Vegetables, Herbs, and Plant Propagation Tips for Home Gardeners Disclaimer: The following post is a sponsored review of the Troy-Bilt 3100 PSI Pressure Washer. All opinions are solely the opinion of the author who in exchange for goods and compensation was asked to do this review. There comes a time in the home garden when the house needs some… The post Troy-Bilt 3100 PSI Pressure Washer Review (Sponsored) appeared first on Growing The Home Garden.
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Review: GreenStalk Vertical Gardening System

Jun 16 1:32pm Big Blog Of Gardening Update
Big Blog Of Gardening The idea behind the Green Stalk Vertical Gardening System is to minimize watering and provide a large enough vertical garden to grow a wide variety of flowers, fruits and... Click on link to read more...
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Catmint: Grow and Care for Nepeta

Jun 16 12:00pm Epic Gardening
The post Catmint: Grow and Care for Nepeta is by Kevin and appeared first on Epic Gardening, the best urban gardening, hydroponic gardening, and aquaponic gardening blog. So many catmint varieties, so little time! There are over 250 species of Nepeta in Europe and Asia. But only a fraction of these make it onto a gardener’s list of must-haves. Most catnip plants produce a tightly-packed cluster of green or grey-green leafy foliage from which brilliant catnip flowers spring forth in shades of ... Read more The post Catmint: Grow and Care for Nepeta is by Kevin and appeared first on Epic Gardening, the best urban gardening, hydroponic gardening, and aquaponic gardening blog.
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When little becomes big Avoiding the headache.

Jun 16 6:18am Small Town Gardener
  It’s disconcerting to realize your plants are bigger.  A lot bigger. When a tree or shrub finally grips the earth with a committed heart and gets down to the business of seriously growing, the gardener can instinctively feel the change.  And it’s frightening.     Suddenly the two foot Japanese maple that made do […]...
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Planting Beans in the Vegetable Garden

Jun 16 6:10am The Martha Stewart Blog
Whether you are new to gardening and just planted your first vegetable crop this season, or have years of gardening experience behind you, growing beans should always be [&hellip...
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Garden Bloggers Bloom Day June 2017

Jun 15 9:46pm Small Town Gardener
I’m new to this, but as the Garden Bloggers’ Fling is in my neighborhood this year, and I’ll be joining a lot of wonderful garden bloggers from all over the country in less than a week, I thought I’d give it a go, posting what’s blooming today on the 15th of the month – in […]...
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How to Install Shiplap for a Timely and Timeless Accent Wall

Jun 15 8:34pm HomeJelly
I’ve often mentioned how amazingly capable and talented my family is…my ENTIRE family! I’ve loved showing y’all the projects they’ve accomplished over the years like my Cousin Jim (and sons), who built a beautiful and very useful garden shed out of his dad’s 100+ barn wood. Or, how my mom-in-law, Roseann Munger made these fabulous...Read More...
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Tips for Wild Foraging Along Roadsides

Jun 15 4:09pm Urban Organic Gardener
“Hey everyone! I am cycling across the United States right now and I just had to share this incredible tip with you that has given me so many beautiful days. And that is how to find a ripe berry tree. So, the thing is, you don’t look up. You look down! On the road, you’ll […]...
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How to Make a Butterfly Feeder

Jun 15 11:38am Garden Therapy
Butterflies are magical creatures that grace us with their beauty. Their bright colors are a welcome addition to any garden. As with bees, they are essential pollinators. How do you attract them your... Please see the full article on http://GardenTherapy.ca...
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Nobu Downtown

Jun 15 6:20am The Martha Stewart Blog
As many of you know, I am a huge fan of Japanese cuisine. And, among my favorite restaurants is any one owned by my friend, and acclaimed chef, [&hellip...
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How to Get Rid of Armyworms in your Garden

Jun 14 4:40pm Gardening Channel
It’s so exciting when you spot your first red tomato of the season.  But when you see an armyworm caterpillar in your vegetable garden, there is no time to spare.  They can devour a tomato plant in record time.  They don’t discriminate. They will eat the leaves and the fruit, red or green.  They don’t […]...
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No More Weeds in 6 Easy Steps

Jun 14 4:00pm Your Easy Garden
Everyone hates weeds. We do anything we can to murder them but they keep bouncing back. But here’s a fact. If you follow this fool-proof formula, you will win the weed war. What’s the catch? Only one…. you must follow these instructions exactly. Pick a manageable area to tackle and stay focused on it. The […]...
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How To Build A Glass Jar Aquaponic Herb Garden

Jun 14 2:45pm NoSoilSolutions
The biggest advantage to aquaponics is not having to spend money on a nutrient solution. Typically aquaponic systems are larger scale, but with the right supplies, you can build a simple single plant system to grow herbs. It’s simple to build and simple to maintain. Here’s how to build your own glass jar hydroponic system. What The post How To Build A Glass Jar Aquaponic Herb Garden appeared first on NoSoilSolutions.
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How To Build A Glass Jar Aquaponics Herb Garden

Jun 14 2:45pm NoSoilSolutions
The biggest advantage to aquaponics is not having to purchase nutrient solution. Typically aquaponic systems are larger scale, but with the right supplies, you can build a simple single plant system to grow herbs. It’s simple to build and easy to maintain. Here’s how to build your own glass jar aquaponics herb system. What You Need The post How To Build A Glass Jar Aquaponics Herb Garden appeared first on NoSoilSolutions.
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Best Garden Hoses: Picking The Right Hose For You

Jun 14 12:00pm Epic Gardening
The post Best Garden Hoses: Picking The Right Hose For You is by Kevin and appeared first on Epic Gardening, the best urban gardening, hydroponic gardening, and aquaponic gardening blog. With such a wide array of options to choose from, and only small differences in how they look, it’s tempting to just purchase the cheapest garden hose you can find. However, garden hoses have many small differences that have a huge impact on how easy the hose will be to use and how long it ... Read more The post Best Garden Hoses: Picking The Right Hose For You is by Kevin and appeared first on Epic Gardening, the best urban gardening, hydroponic gardening, and aquaponic gardening blog.
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Come See Me!

Jun 14 11:47am Small Town Gardener
I’ll be speaking at numerous public and private events in Maryland and Northern Virginia in 2017, and would love to see you! Whether it’s about making your garden dreams reality, or discussing a realistic approach to maintaining and enjoying your outside spaces, I promise you’ll enjoy yourself and come away with a new perspective. Upcoming […]...
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Fertilizing Grass The Organic Way

Jun 14 9:09am Ramblings from a Desert Garden
Do you have a lawn? I do. My son enjoys spending time outdoors playing football or soccer on the backyard lawn while my grandson likes to run barefoot on it. Maintaining a lawn does take work including fertilizing it twice a year. My warm-season lawn is bermuda grass, which needs fertilizer in spring and the... The post Fertilizing Grass The Organic Way appeared first on Ramblings from a Desert Garden.
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Roses from Northland Rosarium

Jun 14 5:50am The Martha Stewart Blog
I love this time of year, when I can walk through my flower gardens and see all the wonderful, fragrant blooms - everything looks so amazing this season. [&hellip...
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Indianas Largest Urban Farm Giving Away Fresh Produce

Jun 13 10:39pm Urban Organic Gardener
“GREENFIELD, Ind. — Jonathan Lawler, executive director of nonprofit Brandywine Creek Farms, has a goal of donating 1 million pounds of fresh produce to those in need in 2017. Last year, Lawler, with the help of volunteers and seasonal employees, grew 211 tons of produce — over 400,000 pounds.” “Their goal this year is to […]...
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Read an Excerpt from My New Book, Grow Curious

Jun 13 5:11pm You Grow Girl
The Grow Curious book is here! To celebrate, we’ve decided to make the Introduction available for everyone to read. This will give you a small taste of the book, as well as two projects that you can start with as you wait for your copy to arrive. Click here to read an excerpt on your …    ...
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Troy-Bilt Powered by Core Battery Powered MowerGardening in my Golden Years!

Jun 13 2:26pm Gardening with Confidence, Plants with Benefits, & Good Berry Bad Berry with Helen Yoest
#ad #sponsor My opinions are my own. Helen If this is the first time reading my blog, you will soon learn that I plan to garden until I’m just dust in the wind. For those dedicator readers, you know that I’m been working hard to have a garden to carry me through my golden years. […]...
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Garden Tour: A Full-Size Yard Filled with Magical Miniature Gardens

Jun 13 8:44am Garden Therapy
The most fascinating garden ideas come from touring unique gardens, and there is none more unique than the Seattle garden of best-selling author and Miniature Garden Guru, Janit Calvo. Janit lives in... Please see the full article on http://GardenTherapy.ca...
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A Business Trip to Detroit

Jun 13 6:22am The Martha Stewart Blog
I always try to include as much as I can during my business trips, so they are productive, informative and fun. Last week, I traveled to Detroit, Michigan, [&hellip...
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Sweet Potato Vine: Grow and Care for Ipomoea Batatas

Jun 12 1:21pm Epic Gardening
The post Sweet Potato Vine: Grow and Care for Ipomoea Batatas is by Kevin and appeared first on Epic Gardening, the best urban gardening, hydroponic gardening, and aquaponic gardening blog. Have you ever looked at a sweet potato during dinner and wondered what it looks like in its plant form? Well, look no further, for here you’ll learn all about the sweet potato vine… the ornamental sweet potato vine, that is! While it is the same species as its edible relative, ornamental sweet potato vines ... Read more The post Sweet Potato Vine: Grow and Care for Ipomoea Batatas is by Kevin and appeared first on Epic Gardening, the best urban gardening, hydroponic gardening, and aquaponic gardening blog.
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Start Getting Seeds Delivered to Your Door, EVERY MONTH!

Jun 12 1:19pm Urban Organic Gardener
Want to learn more about how our Monthly Seed & Garden Club Works? Signing up is EASY! Let our Garden Gurus put together a custom curated collection of heritage garden seeds, perfect for planting in your specific grow zone and garden type.  1. Tell us what you’re working with. Answer a couple of questions about […]...
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Planning Ahead for Mosquito Season

Jun 12 9:31am The Xerces Society
Mosquito breeding is well underway in many parts of the country, and every bite stings with the fear of Zika or other mosquito borne illness. It’s understandable why, in the face of a mounting health crisis, communities and health organizations scramble to prevent outbreaks by any means necessary. Spraying may seem like a quick way Read more ...
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Gardeners Roll Call: Monday, June 12, 2017

Jun 12 6:40am Gardening with Confidence, Plants with Benefits, & Good Berry Bad Berry with Helen Yoest
THE WEEK In a word, Gorgeous! THE RAIN Yes!!! We got some rain!!! Monday, 1.7 ins. THE DEEDS MONDAY The rain, on and off, made it a muggy garden day. I moved four benches that sit near the Admin Nest. The original paint was very faded, and just knew fresh paint would freshen things up. It […]...
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Plants from Logee's

Jun 12 6:14am The Martha Stewart Blog
Whenever I entertain, I always fill my home with beautiful houseplants. Houseplants bring life to any room. I love all kinds of container plants, and over the years [&hellip...
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Book Review: Desert Landscaping and Maintenance

Jun 11 3:48pm Ramblings from a Desert Garden
As a garden writer and horticulturist, I am often asked to review new gardening books, which is one of my favorite things to do; especially if the books are about growing plants in the desert. Years ago, there were precious few books that dealt with the unique challenges and solutions to creating a beautiful outdoor space... The post Book Review: Desert Landscaping and Maintenance appeared first on Ramblings from a Desert Garden.
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Smart Watering Plant Sitters: How to Not Kill Your Garden While on Vacation + GIVEAWAY!

Jun 11 9:00am Garden Therapy
Have you ever come home from a holiday to find that your plants are suffering from extreme thirst? Or even worse, have you come home to find the plants dead? It’s not always easy to get a plant... Please see the full article on http://GardenTherapy.ca...
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Why Do Multiple Seedlings Sprout From a Beet Seed?

Jun 10 11:00pm Garden Betty
Have you ever noticed that, unlike the smooth-textured surfaces of seeds such as spinach, radish, cucumber, and squash, the seeds of beets are rough and crinkled, almost like someone just jammed a bunch of seeds together? That’s because beet seeds are a bunch of seeds jammed in one seed. Beet seeds are multigerm seeds. (Quick botany lesson: The germ is the reproductive part of a seed — the embryo — that grows into a new plant.) Multigerm seeds occur when flowers grow in clusters, fused together by the petals (such as the flowers on a beet plant), which then produce multigerm seed balls. When the seed balls germinate, they may have two to five seedlings sprout all at once. To encourage better growth and produce sizable beet roots, beet seedlings have to be thinned once they reach a few inches in height. It isn’t an overly daunting task for the average home gardener, especially since thinnings can be used in a salad. But for a commercial farmer, thinning row upon row of beet seedlings clumped together is not only time-consuming, but a huge expense in labor. It was such a significant problem that in the early 1930s, scientists in the former Soviet […] The post Why Do Multiple Seedlings Sprout From a Beet Seed? appeared first on Garden Betty. We have an official release date! The New Camp Cookbook comes out on July 1, 2017, and is now available for preorder! I can't wait for you to see it! More From Garden BettyGardening Quick Tip: Transplant Your Supermarket “Living Herbs”Video: My Spring 2017 Garden TourMy Suburban Farmlette in the South Bay...
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