How to Make the Seed Packet Chaos Easier

Mar 24 2:29pm Small Town Gardener
  If you prefer to grow much of your garden from seed, the process of starting it can be a chaotic mess that will plague you from February till the growing season finally comes to an end in autumn.  You’ll have two months off and then before you know it, you’ll be starting the process […]...
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Sabin Community Orchard Work & Learn Party: Earth Day & Pollinators Portland, OR

Mar 24 2:12pm The Xerces Society
April 23rd, 2017 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Sabin Community Orchard Portland, OR Join Mace Vaughan of the Xerces Society, in partnership with the Portland Fruit Tree Project and Sabin Community Association in a 'Work & Learn party' at the Sabin Community Orchard. This month, you'll have the opportunity to learn about Pollinators, in addition to helping out with orchard maintenance. No experience is necessary, and all are welcome (kids included)! Click here for more details and to register.
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Conservation Planning for Pollinators and Beneficial Insects Manhattan, KS

Mar 24 1:59pm The Xerces Society
April 12th, 2017 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Manhattan Plant Material Center Manhattan, KS Join Jennifer Hopwood and other guest speakers for this full day workshop will focus on concepts around protecting and enhancing populations of pollinators, especially bees, in agricultural landscapes. The course will provide an overview of bee natural history and farm practices that support pollinators, such as protecting and creating habitat, modified horticultural practices, and advice on how to manage pests while protecting pollinators. Click here for more information and to register.
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Portable Planter Box Project

Mar 24 1:24pm Growing The Home Garden
Post by Growing The Home Garden - Vegetables, Herbs, and Plant Propagation Tips for Home Gardeners Recently I put together a little project from some wood I had stored in the garage. It was an idea I had to help me with a presentation I’ll be giving at a local garden show. Essentially I needed a way to demonstrate how a few plants could be planted… The post Portable Planter Box Project appeared first on Growing The Home Garden.
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Book Review of The Flower Book by Rachel Siegfried

Mar 24 12:29pm Flowerona
A perfect gift for Mother’s Day, and equally someone just starting to study floristry or work in the industry, is this newly published book, ‘The Flower Book‘ by Rachel Siegfried. Taking you through the seasons, the book shines the floral spotlight on sixty flowers, with key facts about each type. You’ll find detailed information about what... View Article...
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Snake Plant Care Growing The Mother In Laws Tongue

Mar 24 12:00pm Epic Gardening
The post Snake Plant Care – Growing The “Mother In Law’s Tongue” is by Kevin and appeared first on Epic Gardening, the best urban gardening, hydroponic gardening, and aquaponic gardening blog. If I had to create an award for the best houseplant for beginners, the humble snake plant or Mother-In-Law's Tongue would win it.You can pretty much ignore this plant for a month and it will be ​fine. They have a beautiful and striking appearance in your home, and even remove toxins (benzene, formaldehyde) from your home.Without […] The post Snake Plant Care – Growing The “Mother In Law’s Tongue” is by Kevin and appeared first on Epic Gardening, the best urban gardening, hydroponic gardening, and aquaponic gardening blog.
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Checking in on My Pigeons

Mar 24 2:25am The Martha Stewart Blog
My pigeons are enjoying their time at the farm. As many of you know, I added 20-fancy pigeons to my Bedford flock earlier this year. They live in [&hellip...
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JOIN THE SEED CLUB! Tell Us About Your Garden NOW

Mar 23 4:08pm Urban Organic Gardener
Get seeds & garden supplies delivered to you at just the right time of the year. Fully customized based on your grow zone – garden specs – sunlight – and more.   Join now: https://urbanorganicgardener.cratejoy.com   This is the easiest way to grow an organic garden all-year-round with totally raw un-treated GMO-FREE seeds.   We […]...
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How to Care For The Wandering Jew Plant

Mar 23 3:00pm Epic Gardening
The post How to Care For The Wandering Jew Plant is by Kevin and appeared first on Epic Gardening, the best urban gardening, hydroponic gardening, and aquaponic gardening blog. The Wandering Jew is not a single plant — it's the name given to a few different plants in the genus Tradescantia.When grown outdoors it's considered invasive in many regions of the world, but those same growing characteristics make it perfect as an indoor vining plant. Quick Navigation Wandering Jew OverviewTypes of Wandering Jew PlantsWandering […] The post How to Care For The Wandering Jew Plant is by Kevin and appeared first on Epic Gardening, the best urban gardening, hydroponic gardening, and aquaponic gardening blog.
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Metal Stamped Plant Tags from Hardware Store Finds

Mar 23 1:24pm Garden Therapy
It’s important to label your plants so you know what’s what in the garden, but sometimes plant labels can be distracting, flimsy, or just plain ugly. These charming metal tags are super... Please see the full article on http://GardenTherapy.ca...
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Golden Pothos Care Growing The Devils Ivy Plant

Mar 23 12:00pm Epic Gardening
The post Golden Pothos Care – Growing The Devil’s Ivy Plant is by hp4u and appeared first on Epic Gardening, the best urban gardening, hydroponic gardening, and aquaponic gardening blog. What if I told you that the devil's ivy plant was given that name because it's nearly impossible to kill?As a houseplant enthusiast, any plant that's hard to kill is a plant that I want to grow! ​ Quick Navigation Devil's Ivy OverviewGolden Pothos CareLightWaterSoilFertilizerRepottingPruning​PropagationProblemsPests and DiseasesFAQs​ Devil's Ivy Overview Common Name(s)Devil's ivy, ivy arum, hunter's […] The post Golden Pothos Care – Growing The Devil’s Ivy Plant is by hp4u and appeared first on Epic Gardening, the best urban gardening, hydroponic gardening, and aquaponic gardening blog.
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Spring-Cleaning: Windows

Mar 23 3:50am The Martha Stewart Blog
Now that spring is officially here, everyone at the farm is busy with many spring-cleaning projects, including cleaning the woodlands, pruning various trees, and washing all the windows [&hellip...
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MARYLAND COUNCIL PASSES TAX CREDIT FOR URBAN FARMS

Mar 22 11:02pm Urban Organic Gardener
“They’ve been, in my view, over-taxed as long as they’ve been farming,” Hucker said. “They are not taxed as a farm, which they are. They’re taxed as a single-family home. They’re not eligible for the agricultural tax credit because of an arbitrary rule of state law that says farms have to be over five acres.” […]...
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A Cold and Snowy Spring Break

Mar 22 9:51pm Ramblings from a Desert Garden
While spring break is a time where masses of people escape the cold for warmer climates (like Arizona), we decided to do the exact opposite.  We flew out of warm, sunny Phoenix and headed to cold and snowy Michigan. Now before you start to question my sanity, I have an excellent reason for bundling up... The post A Cold and Snowy Spring Break appeared first on Ramblings from a Desert Garden.
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5 Houseplants That Increase Your Productivity

Mar 22 12:00pm Epic Gardening
The post 5 Houseplants That Increase Your Productivity is by Kevin and appeared first on Epic Gardening, the best urban gardening, hydroponic gardening, and aquaponic gardening blog. Are you looking to be more productive at your home office or workplace? What if I told you that the secret to unlocking more productivity could come in the form of a plant? Yes…a simple houseplant. In a study performed by Exeter University, office workers who filled their work spaces with houseplants experienced a 15\% […] The post 5 Houseplants That Increase Your Productivity is by Kevin and appeared first on Epic Gardening, the best urban gardening, hydroponic gardening, and aquaponic gardening blog.
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Citrus Pest Patrol

Mar 22 9:56am The Enduring Gardener
One of my three citrus trees has spent the winter in the comfort of the kitchen, while the other two have overwintered in the cooler conditions of ‘the orangery’ – in other words on a bench in front of the garage window where they seem perfectly happy. Meanwhile, I’ve discovered that the kitchen softie has […]...
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Pruning the Osage Orange Trees

Mar 22 5:54am The Martha Stewart Blog
Many pruning chores are underway at my Bedford, New York farm. Yesterday's temperatures were relatively mild here in the Northeast - the bright sun melted more of the [&hellip...
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Wildflower Wednesday: Trillium cuneatum

Mar 22 2:00am clay and limestone
My garden has taken a beating the last two winters and it wasn't from the weather. It's been decimated by voles. Native wildflowers have disappeared. Gone are Trilliums, Erythronium albidum (white trout lily), Hepatica, Dicentra cucullaria (Dutchman’s breeches), Camassias and several other ephemeral beauties. Trillium cuneatum was one of the first native plants that I discovered when we moved here, so it was the first on my list to be replaced. The garden wouldn't be the same without that dramatic mottled foliage and those twirling sessile flowers! Old stands of native ephemerals are precious and impossible to replace in a season Finding replacement plants was not easy. Long time readers know buying local is important to me, but, when I couldn't find it at my favorite native plant nurseries, I had to go on the internet. Luckily, I found Trilliums for sale at Cottage Lake Gardens in Washington state. Susan Egan, the owner, shipped them bare root, wrapped in moss and ready to be planted. I couldn't be happier.planted and mulched in shale and covered with a wire basket to protect from marauding squirrelsIt's extremely frustrating to discover that a healthy practice I advocate~using leaf mold to mulch wildflowers~ was the very one that made it easy for voles to feast on the plant crowns, roots, and bulbs/rhizomes. I found their shallow runs when I pulled the mulch away to look for emerging plants. I was heartbroken to see depressions in the soil where my beautiful spring ephemerals ought to have been. Of course I did a mad search to see what other gardens were using to deter voles. I decided to use expanded shale/PermaTill in the bottom of the hole and also as a mulch. Voles have been described as a cross between a mouse and a mole. They're about five inches long and covered in brownish fur. The mole part of them makes them great diggers, but, they are supposed to dislike the rough shale and thus avoid the protected plants. I will let you know how well it works.Not my garden What better way to celebrate Trillium cuneatum's return to the garden, than to make it the star of March Wildflower Wednesday. Sweet Betsy can still be seen in remnant woodlands all over my neighborhood. Sixty or so years ago roads were bulldozed through farmland and forests west of Nashville to build one of the city's first planned communities for the growing post war p...
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Wedding Wednesday : Rowan Blossom at A Most Curious Wedding Fair March 2017

Mar 21 8:01pm Flowerona
If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen my Instagram Story over the weekend where I shared photos and videos from A Most Curious Wedding Fair in London. Taking place in the Old Truman Brewery in Brick Lane, it’s one of my favourite events to attend to discover new up-and-coming florists. There were... View Article...
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An Historic Day: Protection for the Rusty Patched Bumble Bee

Mar 21 4:05pm The Xerces Society
For immediate release Contacts: Rich Hatfield, senior conservation biologist; (503) 232-6639 ext. 115, rich.hatfield@xerces.org Scott Hoffman Black, executive director; (503) 449-3792, scott.black@xerces.org   An Historic Day: Protection for the Rusty Patched Bumble Bee First bee in the continental United States to become an endangered species   PORTLAND, Ore., March 21, 2017—Today, protection of the rusty patched Read more ...
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Dieffenbachia Plant Care: How To Grow Dumb Cane

Mar 21 12:00pm Epic Gardening
The post Dieffenbachia Plant Care: How To Grow Dumb Cane is by Kevin and appeared first on Epic Gardening, the best urban gardening, hydroponic gardening, and aquaponic gardening blog. Dieffenbachia — also known as the dumb cane plant — is one of the top ten most popular houseplants out there. It's easy to care for and has beautiful variegated green and white foliage.In this guide, we'll cover the dieffenbachia plant from A to Z - it's care, propagation, pests, diseases, and common problems.Let's get […] The post Dieffenbachia Plant Care: How To Grow Dumb Cane is by Kevin and appeared first on Epic Gardening, the best urban gardening, hydroponic gardening, and aquaponic gardening blog.
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Small Space Garden DIY Projects Straight from the Northwest Flower and Garden Show

Mar 21 8:30am Garden Therapy
My trip to the Northwest Flower and Garden Show in Seattle would not have been complete without a tour of the Small Space Showcase on the Skybridge of the Washington State Convention Center. The... Please see the full article on http://GardenTherapy.ca...
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A St. Patrick's Day Luncheon at the Office

Mar 21 5:05am The Martha Stewart Blog
I hope you all had a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day. This year, because my busy calendar called for several meetings at our New York City headquarters, I decided [&hellip...
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Standing on The Edge of a New Season

Mar 20 3:49pm Small Town Gardener
Wednesday night’s after-school activities (and I suppose one could argue, after-life activities) consist of a long drive to a neighboring community where my daughter attends her confirmation class, and I hunt for a quiet chair, an electrical outlet and an unemployed Muse to come and sit with me awhile. If the garden has seen much […]...
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Garden Book SPRING GIVEAWAY!

Mar 20 2:56pm Small Town Gardener
It’s the first day of SPRING and in celebration I’ll be giving away a copy of my new book ‘Big Dreams, Small Garden’ each month of the growing season ahead! If you’re struggling with a tough space or budget and need a bit of guidance/inspiration/commiseration and a ton of gorgeous photos to get you excited […]...
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Peace Lily Care How to Grow Spathiphyllum

Mar 20 12:00pm Epic Gardening
The post Peace Lily Care – How to Grow Spathiphyllum is by Kevin and appeared first on Epic Gardening, the best urban gardening, hydroponic gardening, and aquaponic gardening blog. The Peace Lily, also known as the White Sail Plant or Spathiphyllum, is one of the most popular plants to grow indoors. If people only knew that it filters out five dangerous toxins from the air, it would be the most popular of all! The toxins include benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene, and ammonia.In this guide, […] The post Peace Lily Care – How to Grow Spathiphyllum is by Kevin and appeared first on Epic Gardening, the best urban gardening, hydroponic gardening, and aquaponic gardening blog.
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SPRING is here! Start growing TODAY with UOGs Seed & Garden Club.

Mar 20 11:10am Urban Organic Gardener
Happy Spring! It’s FINALLY HERE! Time to start planting your spring and summer gardens, regardless of where you live or what type of space you have to work with.When you join the UOG Seed & Garden Club, you are joining a community dedicated to helping you grow organic food all-year-round. Each month you will receive […]...
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Spring Cleaning: 8 Garden Chores You Can Do In 15 Minutes

Mar 20 6:37am Pith + Vigor – Cultivating Garden Style
I have a big garden so I am frequently overwhelmed by it.  But I reminded myself recently just how much can be done in tiny spurts of time. (I re-seeded my front lawn in the time it took my kindergartener to get his shoes on and get in the car to go to school).  It […] The post Spring Cleaning: 8 Garden Chores You Can Do In 15 Minutes appeared first on Cultivate Your Garden Style.
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Gardeners Roll Call: Monday, March 20, 2017

Mar 20 5:59am Gardening with Confidence, Plants with Benefits, & Good Berry Bad Berry with Helen Yoest
THE WEEK THE RAIN–Much needed! Monday/Tuesday, 1.2 inches Saturday, 0.5 inch These are two much needed rain events. THE DEEDS MONDAY A cold start this morning, but beautiful, crisp day!!! My day got really busy after I returned from my rounds. The crooked fence along the sidewalk behind the Roost was finally straightened out. Jorge […]...
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My Appearance on The Dr. Oz Show

Mar 20 5:55am The Martha Stewart Blog
It is always so much fun appearing on television shows, where I can share information, and teach something new to those in the audience, and to those watching [&hellip...
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English Ivy (Hedera Helix) Care Guide

Mar 19 12:00pm Epic Gardening
The post English Ivy (Hedera Helix) Care Guide is by hp4u and appeared first on Epic Gardening, the best urban gardening, hydroponic gardening, and aquaponic gardening blog. The mental image of a lush, green plant overtaking the old brick wall of a centuries-old cottage is enough to make any gardener start a new English ivy plant in their home.English ivy is a fantastic climber, using its tiny roots to grab on to any surface. It can be used to cover any surface […] The post English Ivy (Hedera Helix) Care Guide is by hp4u and appeared first on Epic Gardening, the best urban gardening, hydroponic gardening, and aquaponic gardening blog.
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Make a Gorgeous Botanical Print Clay Dish

Mar 19 8:29am Garden Therapy
I happened upon an artist on Instagram, Katie Taylor of Rustic Garden Market, who makes the most beautiful clay pieces embellished with nature. Her work consists of clean, white ornaments with... Please see the full article on http://GardenTherapy.ca...
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Urban Farming Produces More Than Just Food

Mar 19 8:17am Urban Organic Gardener
“Urban agriculture – the cultivation of crops and animals in an urban environment – is known to increase access to healthy food. It is particularly important for poorer people in cities where food is mainly accessed through cash purchases. Healthy fresh fruit and vegetables are more expensive per kilogramme than many of the processed foods. But […]...
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5 Ways to Grow your Social Media Accounts | floweronaTV

Mar 19 4:08am Flowerona
In this week’s video, I share with you 5 ways to grow your social media accounts. P.S. Make sure you subscribe to my YouTube channel, so that you don’t miss any future videos!...
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Feel not obliged to make good use of every ripe fruit on the vine.

Mar 18 6:40pm Plant Whatever Brings You Joy
While living in Sonoma County on these four acres of land at the end of a dirt road there happened to be, as mentioned, a lovely apple orchard at the entrance to the property. This gave me the opportunity to learn about tending to twenty-three trees. During my first winter there, there was an early […]...
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How To Use A Seedling Heat Mat For Germination & Cloning

Mar 18 5:59pm NoSoilSolutions
Warmth is a requirement when it comes to germinating seeds. When gardening indoors or out of season, it is often outside of the desired temperature range needed to start the germination process. Using a seedling heat mat, you can replicate the warming of spring that sends seeds popping to the sky. What Is A Seedling The post How To Use A Seedling Heat Mat For Germination & Cloning appeared first on NoSoilSolutions.
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Springtime Garden Quotes

Mar 18 4:13pm Your Easy Garden
With spring upon us (at least according to the calendar) we thought we’d share some of our favorite springtime quotes.   If you  have any favorites, please send them to us by leaving a reply at the end of this post!             Save Save Save Save...
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March is the Perfect Time for Planting a Meyer Lemon Tree

Mar 18 4:03pm Ramblings from a Desert Garden
There is nothing quite so refreshing as the fragrance of lemons as you slice through their yellow skin.  Lemons are a very popular fruit tree for those of us who in zones 8 and above and their lush green foliage and yellow fruit add beauty to the garden.   If you have been thinking of adding... The post March is the Perfect Time for Planting a Meyer Lemon Tree appeared first on Ramblings from a Desert Garden.
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Simple Lawn Alternatives

Mar 18 3:52pm Your Easy Garden
Back in the day – when drought was a new concept to many gardeners – our lawns were a given. It was as if the very definition of a garden included a lawn by default. In those golden times, a minority of gardeners in extremely dry locations may have had creative landscapes without a lawn, […]...
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Grow Tent Setup: The Complete Guide

Mar 18 12:00pm Epic Gardening
The post Grow Tent Setup: The Complete Guide is by Kevin and appeared first on Epic Gardening, the best urban gardening, hydroponic gardening, and aquaponic gardening blog. Are you wondering about setting up your very first tent? You’re in the right place! Grow tents are one of the most important tools when it comes to indoor gardening and setting them up is a simple process once you know what’s needed.A grow tent allows you to recreate nature under your very own conditions. […] The post Grow Tent Setup: The Complete Guide is by Kevin and appeared first on Epic Gardening, the best urban gardening, hydroponic gardening, and aquaponic gardening blog.
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The Benefits of Eating Colorful Foods [INFO-GRAPHIC]

Mar 18 8:27am Urban Organic Gardener
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baking no-knead bread and using every crumb, with alexandra stafford

Mar 18 6:45am A Way To Garden
A NEW COOKBOOK got me thinking in a whole new way about bread, which actually involved my thinking about bread [read more…] The post baking no-knead bread and using every crumb, with alexandra stafford appeared first on A Way To Garden.
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Martha & Marley Spoon on AmazonFresh - It's a Great Thing!

Mar 18 4:52am The Martha Stewart Blog
AmazonFresh customers are raving about our new Martha & Marley Spoon meal kits! Have you ordered yours?  Earlier this week, we launched our new service through AmazonFresh offering [&hellip...
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Checklist for Your Spring Garden Tune-Up

Mar 17 9:00pm Garden Betty
Early spring can feel like a game of garden roulette: sunny and warm one week, tempting you to transplant all those tomatoes you’d started inside, then wet and cold the next week, reminding you that frost isn’t entirely out of the picture. If you’re itching to get outside but the unpredictable weather is reigning you in, there’s still plenty you can do around the yard before (and aside from) sowing seeds or putting tender seedlings in the ground. The name of the game in March is “clean-up,” and this checklist will walk you through all the sometimes forgotten (or intentionally overlooked) tasks to help you tune-up your garden for prime planting season. Tidy Up the Yard While you wait for the mud to drain and dry in your garden beds, take the time to spruce up the rest of your yard (because we all know that once the season gets going, these chores are usually the last on the list to be tackled). Rake and collect debris. Add leaf litter to your compost heap, or set it aside to mulch your garden beds. If you have a wood chipper, run small sticks and pieces of bark through it to make […] The post Checklist for Your Spring Garden Tune-Up appeared first on Garden Betty. Calling all Los Angeles readers! Are you in need of landscaping inspiration, or do you love to visit other people's gardens? I'm teaming up with Theodore Payne Foundation to give away TWO PAIRS of tickets to their Native Plant Garden Tour on April 1-2! Enter the giveaway on my Facebook page for your chance to win. (Winners will be chosen at random on Monday, March 20.) More From Garden BettySleep-Promoting Fruits and Vegetables That Help You “Spring Forward” EasierLeggy Seedlings: What Causes Them and How to Correct ThemChicken First Aid: How to Wrap a Sprained Wing...
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A Small Space Garden, Making the Most of the Space You Have

Mar 17 8:03pm Busy-at-Home
Busy-at-Home © All Rights Reserved I received a Demeter Mobile Planter Cart to facilitate this post about my small space garden. Views and opinions are wholly my own. 75 degrees and glorious sunshine…ice and snow storm…54 degrees and sunny…68 degrees…75 degrees…snow showers…64 degrees and sunny.  lol Is this the way your February and March have looked? The abnormal seems to... Read More » The post A Small Space Garden, Making the Most of the Space You Have appeared first on Busy-at-Home.
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French Dressing

Mar 17 3:50pm The Patient Gardener
Most readers will be aware that I have recently re-embraced my love of embroidery.  However, what you might not know if that deep down in side me I have a love of fashion, particularly historic garments.  So you can imagine... Continue Reading →...
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Ficus Benjamina Weeping Fig Tree Care

Mar 17 12:00pm Epic Gardening
The post Ficus Benjamina – Weeping Fig Tree Care is by hp4u and appeared first on Epic Gardening, the best urban gardening, hydroponic gardening, and aquaponic gardening blog. Ficus benjamina, also known as the weeping fig tree, is a beautiful and beneficial tree that comes from Southeast Asia and Northern Australia.In this guide you'll learn exactly how to grow a weeping fig plant in your home, as well as the beneficial properties it has for your health.​ Quick Navigation PlantingWhen to PlantHow to […] The post Ficus Benjamina – Weeping Fig Tree Care is by hp4u and appeared first on Epic Gardening, the best urban gardening, hydroponic gardening, and aquaponic gardening blog.
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Urban Farms Continue To Be On The Rise

Mar 17 7:37am Urban Organic Gardener
“The New York City urban farm has moved from a scene to a movement. Foodies, growers, chefs, non-profits and artists converge to get ever more creative in how to utilize space in the city for growing fruits and vegetables. Swale by artist Mary Mattingly has taken to putting a farm out on the water. Chicago’s O’Hare airport has […]...
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Cleaning My Kitchen Pantry

Mar 17 5:25am The Martha Stewart Blog
Are you doing any spring cleaning this weekend? Every home-chef knows that a great cooked meal begins in the pantry. And, if you can keep it well-stocked and [&hellip...
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The Floral Escape with Sabine Darrall April 2016

Mar 16 8:01pm Flowerona
Last April, I had the pleasure of visiting ‘The Floral Escape’, run by Sabine Darrall at Hellens Manor in Herefordshire. And today, I’m delighted to share with you some of Katie Spicer’s stunning photographs of the event. A wonderful group of florists, who’d travelled from all different parts of the UK gathered on the first evening.... View Article...
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Niagara Falls Snow in March

Mar 16 8:00pm Garden Walk Garden Talk
It is not so uncommon to get snow in March here on the Canadian border, but the weather was rather frightening. Snow continued for a few days, but the wind was the problem blowing drifts high. I finally ventured out … Continue reading →...
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Converting Lawn into a Vegetable Garden with Raised Garden Beds

Mar 16 4:09pm Garden Therapy
Do you have an unused patch of your world that’s screaming to be turned into raised veggie garden beds? Don’t make the mistake of throwing away all your turf and bringing in brand new... Please see the full article on http://GardenTherapy.ca...
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Jade Plant: Care, Pruning, Soil, and Propagation

Mar 16 12:00pm Epic Gardening
The post Jade Plant: Care, Pruning, Soil, and Propagation is by hp4u and appeared first on Epic Gardening, the best urban gardening, hydroponic gardening, and aquaponic gardening blog. Jade plants are beautiful, come in many varieties, and are easy to care for. This is why they've become one of the most popular houseplants for both beginner and expert gardeners alike.In this guide, you'll learn everything you need to know about jade plant care, including pruning, propagation, and how to deal with pests and […] The post Jade Plant: Care, Pruning, Soil, and Propagation is by hp4u and appeared first on Epic Gardening, the best urban gardening, hydroponic gardening, and aquaponic gardening blog.
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The Day After Winter Storm Stella

Mar 16 5:41am The Martha Stewart Blog
There’s a lot of snow-blowing and shoveling underway at the farm. Earlier this week, Winter Storm Stella covered much of the east coast with a blanket of snow. [&hellip...
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Urban Farm to Feed Most Food Insecure Residents

Mar 15 9:25pm Urban Organic Gardener
“the problem with local food right now is that it is very expensive. We would like to see local food affordable because it is part of the access issue. A lot of people talk about food deserts and I totally agree not having not having a grocery store makes a big difference, but when tomatoes […]...
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Tying up Plants

Mar 15 12:29pm The Enduring Gardener
Inspired by visits to other gardens where they practise the fine art of tying plants onto their supports before (rather than after) they start to put on new growth, I have been out subduing plants that will look better and be more manageable after this treatment. First recipient of this attention was one of my […]...
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Spider Plant Care (Chlorophytum Comosum)

Mar 15 12:00pm Epic Gardening
The post Spider Plant Care (Chlorophytum Comosum) is by hp4u and appeared first on Epic Gardening, the best urban gardening, hydroponic gardening, and aquaponic gardening blog. The spider plant is one of the most popular indoor houseplants...and for good reason!It's exceptionally easy to care for and has variegated leaves that add a splash of contrast to your home.Read on for a complete guide on spider plant care and cultivation...and as always, leave any questions in the comments!​ Quick Navigation Spider Plant […] The post Spider Plant Care (Chlorophytum Comosum) is by hp4u and appeared first on Epic Gardening, the best urban gardening, hydroponic gardening, and aquaponic gardening blog.
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Spring Is Buried Under A Blizzard: Garden Bloggers Bloom Day March 2017

Mar 15 7:38am Cold Climate Gardening
I just knew a mild February would mean trouble later on. Spring in February doesn't happen here without some sort of counterbalance later on. But even I couldn't guess it would be the snowstorm of the century. I thought those sub-zero temperatures the week before were punishment enough. Read on to learn what was blooming before Snowmageddon and what is currently cheering me in the house.
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Moroccan Orange Blossom Iced Tea

Mar 15 5:00am Garden Betty
Late winter to early spring is one of my favorite times to be in the garden: the days are longer, the weather’s warmer, and the air is thick with the heady fragrance of flowers from our orange and mandarin trees. When I’m feeling pulled in multiple directions and need to decompress, even for just a few minutes, I simply stand under the canopy of my citrus tree and breathe it all in. It’s like having my own aromatherapy session; the scent is delicate yet overpowering all at once, and slowly I feel my spirits start to lift. With their soothing properties, orange blossoms have historically been used to treat a host of maladies, including anxiety, lethargy, stress, depression, and insomnia. (Is it strangely convenient that their season just happens to coincide with Daylight Saving Time?) Orange blossoms also aid in relaxing colon functions and ridding the body of bad bacteria, making them a safe and natural remedy for indigestion, gas, and stomach ailments, especially in children. While store-bought orange blossom water is typically used to impart these herbal benefits, I like to use fresh orange blossoms during the fleeting time they’re available. When you prepare them in hot water, they […] The post Moroccan Orange Blossom Iced Tea appeared first on Garden Betty. Calling all Los Angeles readers! Are you in need of landscaping inspiration, or do you love to visit other people's gardens? I'm teaming up with Theodore Payne Foundation to give away TWO PAIRS of tickets to their Native Plant Garden Tour on April 1-2! Enter the giveaway on my Facebook page for your chance to win. (Winners will be chosen at random on Monday, March 20.) More From Garden BettyI Planted My PlacentaSmells of SpringSweet Hot Pickled Feijoas...
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