Decomposed Granite Re-Beautifies a Patio in 60-Seconds

Apr 27 10:29pm HomeJelly
Along with the arrival of spring, comes the season of outdoor entertaining. How exciting is it to start planning our al fresco gatherings with friends and family whom we’ve been mostly calling, emailing and/or Facetiming these past few months! Re-Beautifying Guide Firstly, to make this seasonal soiree transition, I thought I’d offer a super simple...Read More...
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Hose Nozzles and Sprayers: A Complete Buyers Guide

Apr 27 10:27pm Epic Gardening
The post Hose Nozzles and Sprayers: A Complete Buyer’s Guide is by Kevin and appeared first on Epic Gardening, the best urban gardening, hydroponic gardening, and aquaponic gardening blog. I don't know about you, but I'm a lazy gardener.I want my tools to do most of the work.This is even more true when it comes to watering my garden. When I first started gardening, I worked with what I had on hand...a good hose reel and a high-quality garden hose. But neither of those […] The post Hose Nozzles and Sprayers: A Complete Buyer’s Guide is by Kevin and appeared first on Epic Gardening, the best urban gardening, hydroponic gardening, and aquaponic gardening blog.
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Exquisitely scented sweet peasin a multitude of different colours

Apr 27 7:01pm Flowerona
Sweet peas…. Aren’t they such wonderful flowers? Dainty. Flouncy. Ethereal. Frilly. Delicate. All words I’d use to describe them…and let’s not forget their exquisite scent! Generally available in the Northern hemisphere from February through to September, you’ll find them in a multitude of gorgeous colours, from white, lilac and purple to cream, apricot, salmon, pink and red. Their... View Article...
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Get Creative Anytime, Anywhere.

Apr 27 6:47pm Garden Therapy
Ready to get creative? As you know, Garden Therapy is filled with creative ideas for playing in the garden. But, creativity doesn’t always come so easily. Busy schedules, dreary weather, and... Please see the full article on http://GardenTherapy.ca...
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Great Flowering Groundcover: Homestead Purple Verbena canadensis

Apr 27 4:14pm Backyard Gardening Blog
I have always liked flowering groundcovers, something about a carpet of blossoms just does it for me. Plus the more ground covers I have, the less mulch I have to buy. When I lived in Michigan my go to was creeping phlox, which I had planted all over my yard like in the below photo. […]...
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Natural Pest Control Methods

Apr 27 1:42pm Urban Organic Gardener
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Rooting Hormones Explained and Reviewed

Apr 27 12:00pm Epic Gardening
The post Rooting Hormones Explained and Reviewed is by Kevin and appeared first on Epic Gardening, the best urban gardening, hydroponic gardening, and aquaponic gardening blog. Have you tried to propagate plants but not had much success?Have you excitedly taken cuttings from your garden and placed them lovingly in your nursery, only to see them wilting and drooping?Well, you might be missing out on a key element of propagating cuttings successfully - using rooting hormone. If you've never experimented with rooting […] The post Rooting Hormones Explained and Reviewed is by Kevin and appeared first on Epic Gardening, the best urban gardening, hydroponic gardening, and aquaponic gardening blog.
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Show Your Garden a Little Love This Week

Apr 27 9:09am Ramblings from a Desert Garden
*Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links for a garden product that I use in my own garden. Does your garden feel loved? I must admit that mine doesn’t always feel that way. Often, my busy life gets in the way and I don’t take the time to give it the attention it wants. With wrangling... The post Show Your Garden a Little Love This Week appeared first on Ramblings from a Desert Garden.
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Mixing It Up: Flowers, Foliage and Vegetables

Apr 27 6:19am Small Town Gardener
Taking a friend home the other day, we briefly stopped at my house first.  From the windows of the car I stared at the new growth popping up in the Yellow Garden that leads to the front door. Bright chartreuse infused all with a light haze of spring color, though many taller structural elements still […]...
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The Elizabeth Park Conservancy

Apr 27 6:15am The Martha Stewart Blog
If you’re planning to be in or around Hartford, Connecticut this summer, and want to see some of the most beautiful roses, I encourage you to visit the [&hellip...
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NO Sugar, NO Grain: NAFLD, the Beginnings of My Life Change

Apr 26 1:49pm Busy-at-Home
Busy-at-Home © All Rights Reserved NAFLD has changed my life. It has impacted me and my relationship with food, forever. I hope you’ll indulge me a bit, while I explain. My disappearing act for most of the winter and early spring wasn’t because I don’t love you anymore. Promise! I have been physically ill and emotionally depressed for months, now; and... Read More » The post NO Sugar, NO Grain: NAFLD, the Beginnings of My Life Change appeared first on Busy-at-Home.
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Different Types of Grow Lights

Apr 26 12:42pm NoSoilSolutions
Choosing the right grow light for your hydroponic garden is important decision. There are several factors that come into play when choosing which grow light will work for best for the garden your growing. Not all lighting is the same and can only be used in certain stages of growth. Here are the Fluorescent Grow The post Different Types of Grow Lights appeared first on NoSoilSolutions.
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Alstroemeria Care Growing The Peruvian Lily

Apr 26 12:00pm Epic Gardening
The post Alstroemeria Care – Growing The Peruvian Lily is by hp4u and appeared first on Epic Gardening, the best urban gardening, hydroponic gardening, and aquaponic gardening blog. Imagine that it's your best friend's birthday. What, oh, what do you give to that special person that has been with you through thick and thin? The one that shares with you all those ridiculous inside jokes know one else understands? The one that remembers your most embarrassing moments and brings them up at least […] The post Alstroemeria Care – Growing The Peruvian Lily is by hp4u and appeared first on Epic Gardening, the best urban gardening, hydroponic gardening, and aquaponic gardening blog.
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Soaking and Planting the Peas

Apr 26 5:18am The Martha Stewart Blog
Everybody is thinking about the gardens. Here at my Bedford, New York farm, we have been very productive - we potted-up hundreds of new bare root tree cuttings, prepped [&hellip...
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Wildflower Wednesday: Golden Alexander

Apr 26 2:00am clay and limestone
Our Wildflower Wednesday star of the month is Golden Alexander. It's a lovely wildflower and should have been a Wildflower Wednesday star years ago, but, it has always been over shadowed by the showier early blooming Aquilegias, Baptisias and Phloxes.That is until this year, when I noticed how nicely it had seeded around the garden. I don't understand why they are so rarely planted. It's a stellar plant for early season color and the small flowers are an important and easily accessible food for tiny pollinators. There's a lot of other flowers in bloom when the Zizia flower in my garden, but, colder climate gardeners, I think this is a must have plant for your wildflower garden!tucked in between an ex-aster and goldenrodsI thought them sweet when I planted them half a dozen years ago, and, have come to value their lovely yellow presence and their pollinator magnetism. They look beautiful when massed and viewed from across a garden, but, I like them best up close, where I can see the pollinator action.Blooming begins in late spring and continues for about a month.  If you like critter action in your garden, you'll find it on Zizia. They're very attractive to butterflies and to short-tongued insects. I see little carpenter bees, tiny beetles and other  fast flying critters when the sun finally makes its way over the trees and the garden warms up. They never hold still for photos, so you'll have to trust me and go ahead and plant this wildlife valuable beauty in your garden.Deep green, leathery, handsomely foliage Zizias are members of the carrot or Apiaceae family. They have rounded or flat topped compound umbels (think umbrella and you'll never forget) of tiny yellow florets that produce both nectar and pollen. Each umbel averages 2-3” across and can contain as many as 250 florets that are about 1/8” wide (from Illinois Wildflowers). That is a lot of goodness in those tiny flowers and their nectar is easily accessible to short tongued bees and other critters That's a powerfully attractive flower head for pollinating critters.  Like other members of the carrot family (fennel, dill, parsley, cilantro, lovage and chervil), Zizia is a food source/host plant for the Black Swallowtail butterfly and its caterpillar, but many other small pollinators and beneficial insects are attracted to the flowers. Zizia aurea is a classic c...
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Trout Lily: Wildflower Wednesday

Apr 25 10:31pm Cold Climate Gardening
I know rock gardeners who can coax rare alpine treasures into bloom, but have been stumped by trout lilies. They are common in the woods of eastern North America--do you know these ephemeral charmers?...
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Wedding Flowers Inspiration April 2017

Apr 25 7:01pm Flowerona
It’s time for this month’s Wedding Flowers Inspiration post, which features a curated selection of beautiful wedding flowers designs. Spring wedding style with lush florals by Holly Chapple Beautiful wedding flowers by Foraged Floral at this Oregon wedding Subtle elegant wedding inspiration with florals by Porter & Ives Gorgeous floral designs by Tulipina in this spring bridal session Pretty... View Article...
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A Seed Club Thats Completely Customized For You!

Apr 25 12:07pm Urban Organic Gardener
When you join Urban Organic Gardener (UOG) you will be assigned a dedicated Garden Guru. Each month he/she will ship you a customized package for your garden. We include everything you need. Your seeds and garden supplies are delivered to you at just the right time of the year to plant the seeds. Your package […]...
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The Surprising Superfood From Your Backyard: Dandelions

Apr 25 11:35am Garden Therapy
Dandelions are a Superfood? Those bright yellow weeds that pop up in the lawn? Yes, that’s what we are talking about. Get ready to have your mind blown! Dandelions are some of the most... Please see the full article on http://GardenTherapy.ca...
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Week of Action: Watch a Film / Host a Screening

Apr 25 11:16am The Xerces Society
Inspired by the #ScienceMarch, we’re posting a series of small actions you can take this week to further invertebrate conservation. They make you laugh, they make you cry – films provide valuable insights and inspiration. As a way of providing outreach on a subject you care about, screening a documentary can be a great entry Read more ...
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Fertilizer Basics: How To Choose the Right Fertilizer for Your Plants

Apr 25 9:07am Ramblings from a Desert Garden
Have you ever passed through the fertilizer aisle at your local nursery or big box store and felt overwhelmed at the large selection? It’s not surprising with so many different brands and types of fertilizer vying for our attention. What do those three numbers mean and how do you know which one is right for... The post Fertilizer Basics: How To Choose the Right Fertilizer for Your Plants appeared first on Ramblings from a Desert Garden.
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Problem plants

Apr 25 9:05am Red Dirt Ramblings®
In my garden, there are four or five real problem plants. I have other interlopers, but the following natives and non-natives are really bad actors in my leaf-mold enriched soil. Note: most natives can be kept in check if you don’t water much and have lean, sandy soil. My garden’s natural soil is red sand […] The post Problem plants appeared first on Red Dirt Ramblings®.
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New Trees from Broken Arrow Nursery

Apr 25 5:40am The Martha Stewart Blog
A tree planting project is underway at the farm. Every year, I try to plant a good number of trees - some in the woodlands, and some in [&hellip...
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The COB LED Grow Light Explained and Reviewed

Apr 24 2:27pm Epic Gardening
The post The COB LED Grow Light Explained and Reviewed is by Kevin and appeared first on Epic Gardening, the best urban gardening, hydroponic gardening, and aquaponic gardening blog. Have you heard about COB LED grow lights, and now you’re wondering what all the fuss is about?Then look no further, because I've got a treat for you.In this article, I want to go over the COB LED phenomenon. I will explain what they are, and how they’re a significant development for indoor grow light […] The post The COB LED Grow Light Explained and Reviewed is by Kevin and appeared first on Epic Gardening, the best urban gardening, hydroponic gardening, and aquaponic gardening blog.
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Flowerona News April 2017 | flowerona TV

Apr 24 1:52pm Flowerona
Hello…I hope you had a lovely weekend. You may have seen on Instagram that I’ve decided to tweak my YouTube schedule slightly. So, in future, new videos will go live on Mondays at 6pm. This week’s video is Flowerona News and it features a round-up of happenings in the floristry industry this month, including footage of the... View Article...
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Every Species Needs A Voice: Speak Up!

Apr 24 11:59am The Xerces Society
While you might be enamored with carpenter bees, spiders, and the American burying beetle – others might see these creatures as “pests” to be avoided, if they think of them at all. Bridging the gap and changing attitudes begins with building awareness, and writing a letter to the editor of your local paper is still Read more ...
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Urban Gardening 17 Stories High in Zagreb

Apr 24 10:27am Urban Organic Gardener
“Urban gardening is a growing trend throughout Europe. In the Croatian capital Zagreb, Marijan Butkovic grows microgreens like cress, arugula and cilantro in a highrise. He even delivers his produce to 20 restaurants.” Watch the Video HERE...
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My Suburban Farmlette in the South Bay

Apr 24 9:00am Garden Betty
Over the years, I’ve had many readers ask for a good overview shot of the garden to get a sense of how everything is laid out. I’ve attempted this a few times, but never felt that the pictures painted an accurate view, as the entire property sits on a steep hill and the yard is terraced the whole way down. So, what better way to show the property than from a bird’s eye view? I’m mildly obsessed with researching coastlines/campgrounds/trails/neighborhoods on Google Earth so naturally, I pulled up an aerial satellite shot of my property to map out the garden. Though my hardiness zone is 10b, I’m in a coastal microclimate in the South Bay that’s usually 10 to 15 degrees cooler than the rest of Los Angeles. Throughout the year but mostly in summer, a marine layer moves in on the peninsula, either in the early morning or late afternoon. It gives us those wonderful ocean breezes but also makes it challenging to grow squash (due to powdery mildew) and alliums (due to rust). On top of that, we have very heavy clay soil that sometimes feels like we need a jackhammer to transplant seedlings. It’s one of the […] The post My Suburban Farmlette in the South Bay 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 BettyMy Favorite Fences to Keep Out Critters, Caterpillars, and Birds (No DIY Needed)Defending the Dandelion: It’s Not Just Another WeedChecklist for Your Spring Garden Tune-Up...
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Gardeners Roll Call: Monday, April 24, 2017

Apr 24 6:44am Gardening with Confidence, Plants with Benefits, & Good Berry Bad Berry with Helen Yoest
THE WEEK  Cold, then hot again. A promise of rain, then none. Sunday, a blessed 0.4 in. It came down hard! Just checked again, all day rain yielded another 0.5 inch. THE RAIN Dry as a bone. I’m afraid of what the summer will bring. THE DEEDS MONDAY This is war. No sugar. No data […]...
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The Culinary Institute of America Leadership Awards

Apr 24 5:44am The Martha Stewart Blog
What an honor to receive one of this year’s Culinary Institute of America leadership awards. Last week, I was given the “Augie Award” at the 2017 CIA dinner [&hellip...
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10-Minute Outdoor Candle Planter

Apr 23 12:03pm Garden Therapy
I was strolling through my local garden center a few weeks back and saw the most brilliant use of terracotta – an outdoor candle planter! I quickly gathered the materials and went straight home... Please see the full article on http://GardenTherapy.ca...
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6 Off The Wall Gardening Ideas To Try This Spring

Apr 23 12:00pm Epic Gardening
The post 6 Off The Wall Gardening Ideas To Try This Spring is by Kevin and appeared first on Epic Gardening, the best urban gardening, hydroponic gardening, and aquaponic gardening blog. One of the best things about gardening are all of the creative tips and tricks that gardeners come up with. As an old farmer, here are six that I’ve heard of and tested. Well, I’ve tested all but #1! I hope you enjoy these tricks. Let me know in the comments if you have any […] The post 6 Off The Wall Gardening Ideas To Try This Spring is by Kevin and appeared first on Epic Gardening, the best urban gardening, hydroponic gardening, and aquaponic gardening blog.
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Delaware Volunteers Get their Hands Dirty on Earth Day

Apr 23 10:25am Urban Organic Gardener
“The trees had waited a whole year for this. First potted as seedlings last spring, hundreds of them on Saturday got shucked from their small homes and upgraded to roomier accommodations thanks to the efforts of some 25 volunteers celebrating Earth Day. The effort was only the next step, however, in preparing those trees to reforest […]...
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earwigs, shrubs in pots, color for the shade and more: q&a with ken druse

Apr 23 10:17am A Way To Garden
HOW’S THAT SPRING CLEANUP and planting and weeding and mulching and edging and and and and and…how’s it all going, [read more…] The post earwigs, shrubs in pots, color for the shade and more: q&a with ken druse appeared first on A Way To Garden.
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my 2 ever-reliable garden-watering musts

Apr 23 10:16am A Way To Garden
MY FAVORITE watering wand and hose-end sprayer have been discontinued; ditto the sprinkler model I have long relied on. And [read more…] The post my 2 ever-reliable garden-watering ‘musts’ appeared first on A Way To Garden.
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My Desert Museum Palo Verde and an Unfortunate Event

Apr 23 9:08am Ramblings from a Desert Garden
For those of you who are familiar with ‘Desert Museum’ palo verde trees, you know how their stately beauty enhances desert landscapes. The curving branches of this tree are a lovely shade of green, which reaches toward the blue sky creating welcome shade underneath. I have three of these palo verde trees planted around my... The post My Desert Museum Palo Verde and an Unfortunate Event appeared first on Ramblings from a Desert Garden.
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Camassia time

Apr 22 2:45pm The Patient Gardener
I have been looking forward to this time for a few weeks now – its time for the Camassias to flower.  I love Camassias.  I love their height, the intensity of the blue flowers, their presence in the border. They... Continue Reading →...
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Dale Chihuly Art Exhibition at The New York Botanical Garden

Apr 22 6:52am The Martha Stewart Blog
A striking garden exhibition of light and color is now on display at The New York Botanical Garden. Set within NYBG’s meandering landscape and the historic Enid A. [&hellip...
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Parasitized Ladybug

Apr 21 3:56pm You Grow Girl
The other day, while walking around, exploring the garden, I happened upon a ladybug sitting on a leaf on the black currant bush. Upon first glance I thought the ladybug was alive, but looking more closely I could see that it was unmoving and probably dead. Next I noticed a bruised, wet spot on its …    ...
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How to Create an NWF-Certified Wildlife Habitat

Apr 21 2:53pm North Coast Gardening
The National Wildlife Federation has a really effective educational program that allows people to certify a home, school, church, or business garden as a wildlife habitat garden. Why is this educational? Because in the process of certification, you learn a lot about how to create a mini ecosystem in your garden. Then, once you’re certified, everyone […] The post How to Create an NWF-Certified Wildlife Habitat appeared first on North Coast Gardening.
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Spring Seed Sale!

Apr 21 12:27pm You Grow Girl
All seeds are on sale 20\% off in my shop. Use the coupon code “SPRINGSEEDS” at checkout. *Sale also applies to all other products in the Etsy shop.    ...
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Heartleaf Philodendron Care Growing The Sweetheart Plant

Apr 21 12:00pm Epic Gardening
The post Heartleaf Philodendron Care – Growing The Sweetheart Plant is by hp4u and appeared first on Epic Gardening, the best urban gardening, hydroponic gardening, and aquaponic gardening blog. We gardeners are a very romantic group. You'll find this quite evident when you examine certain plant names, like the philodendron for example.Its name literally means “love tree” in Greek. And that goes double for the most common variety of that group, the heartleaf philodendron or sweetheart plant. I sometimes imagine my own heart to […] The post Heartleaf Philodendron Care – Growing The Sweetheart Plant is by hp4u and appeared first on Epic Gardening, the best urban gardening, hydroponic gardening, and aquaponic gardening blog.
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Tour of AZ Plant Ladys Garden: Part 3

Apr 21 10:19am Ramblings from a Desert Garden
Part 3 of the tour of my back garden looks at my favorite flowering shrubs, a hummingbird container garden, and a peek at a part of my garden that few people get to see. I hope that you enjoyed the tour of my garden. Admittedly, it isn’t fancy, but neither am I. It reflects much... The post Tour of AZ Plant Lady’s Garden: Part 3 appeared first on Ramblings from a Desert Garden.
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Celebrating the New Season of "Cooking School" on Facebook

Apr 21 6:18am The Martha Stewart Blog
I am so excited - the fifth season of my television series, Martha Stewart's Cooking School premieres this weekend on PBS! This show teaches the basics of cooking [&hellip...
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Tampa Man Finds Future in Urban Farming

Apr 20 9:38pm Urban Organic Gardener
“Urban farming, the name alone may sound a little strange but this unique way of cultivating produce may be the way of the future. Using warehouses and artificial light instead of farmland and the sun an urban farm allows the farmer to control the environment. This can result lower water usage, eliminate the need for […]...
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How to Grow Mediterranean Herbs in a Cold Climate

Apr 20 8:44pm Cold Climate Gardening
Want to grow perennial Mediterranean herbs--specifically, rosemary, lavender, thyme, tarragon, oregano, and sage--in your cold climate garden? There's a secret to getting them through the winter, which I share in my latest blog post. Hint: it doesn't involve moving to a war...
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Interview with Betany Coffland of Chloris Floral

Apr 20 7:01pm Flowerona
Hello! I’m back from an extended Easter break and delighted to kick off with a wonderful interview plus amazing floral designs by Betany Coffland from California-based Chloris Floral. Betany launched Chloris Floral in winter 2014, and her business name perfectly reflects her two artistic endeavours, classical singing and floral design. What inspired you to start creating floral designs... View Article...
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Three Ways to Make Herbal Oils for Natural Beauty Recipes

Apr 20 11:46am Garden Therapy
Infusing oil with herbs is a great way to add color, scent, and healing properties to the raw ingredients you will be using in natural beauty recipes. Simply soaking herbs in oil isn’t enough to... Please see the full article on http://GardenTherapy.ca...
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Planting Tree Peonies from Cricket Hill Garden

Apr 20 5:45am The Martha Stewart Blog
I simply adore tree peonies and have been collecting them for quite some time. As many of you know, I have a long tree peony border planted in [&hellip...
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Parlor Palm Care How to Grow the Neanthe Bella Palm

Apr 19 12:00pm Epic Gardening
The post Parlor Palm Care – How to Grow the Neanthe Bella Palm is by hp4u and appeared first on Epic Gardening, the best urban gardening, hydroponic gardening, and aquaponic gardening blog. Perhaps you've always wanted a palm tree but thought you'd never be rich enough to have a house it could fit in.Perhaps you've longed for some of that old Victorian elegance to grace your home and make your visitors marvel about your wealth and affluence.​Perhaps you've heard of potted palms that won't crowd your family […] The post Parlor Palm Care – How to Grow the Neanthe Bella Palm is by hp4u and appeared first on Epic Gardening, the best urban gardening, hydroponic gardening, and aquaponic gardening blog.
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2 East Bay Companies Redefine Urban Farming

Apr 19 11:51am Urban Organic Gardener
“One hundred miles, give or take, from farm to table, is the ideal maximum distance for produce to be considered local. But there are some companies that are greatly improving on that goal — instead of triple-digit mileage, they’re offering produce that’s grown within just a few miles. Even better, when there’s a short distance involved, delivery […]...
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A Tour of My Garden: Part 2

Apr 19 10:07am Ramblings from a Desert Garden
Part 2 of my garden tour is my favorite area, which is located on the side of my house. Apple, citrus, and peach trees grow nearby my test garden where I grow a number of plants sent to me by growers throughout the U.S. to see how they do in the desert. I invite you... The post A Tour of My Garden: Part 2 appeared first on Ramblings from a Desert Garden.
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Issue No. 6 Assembly A Letter from the Editor

Apr 19 8:04am Pith + Vigor – Cultivating Garden Style
Dear Readers, Sometimes new beginnings come in fits and starts. I always wish for a spring that slowly wakes up, with the earliest bloomers warming up for a move into flushes of yellows and pinks and greens that stretch gently into to a colorful early summer climax. But more often than not, a late snow […] The post Issue No. 6 Assembly A Letter from the Editor appeared first on Garden Adventures, Culture & Style..
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Ospreys Mating

Apr 19 8:00am Garden Walk Garden Talk
This has been a busy pair of Osprey. I watched them for an hour and they mated twice in that time. I myself was in the hospital recently and seem to have more wrong with me than I already have … Continue reading →...
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Blooming Narcissus 'Martha Stewart'

Apr 19 5:12am The Martha Stewart Blog
The ‘Martha Stewart’ daffodils are blooming at the farm. Underneath the majestic pin oaks in the allee, and the stand of weeping willows, is a relatively new variety [&hellip...
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Asia-Bound!

Apr 19 3:00am Garden Betty
Above: My last trip to Vietnam in 2008. By the time you read this, I’ll have flown across the Pacific and be sitting in a Vietnamese sidewalk cafe, drinking an ice-cold glass of cafe sua da while people-watching and nursing my jetlag. That’s right, I’m in Vietnam! I’m here with the little one in Ho Chi Minh City to introduce her to the other side of her extended family, reconnect with relatives I haven’t seen (or even met) in over a decade, and do some sightseeing in the country. It’s hard to believe the last time I was here was in 2006 (though I did spend a week in northern Vietnam in 2008, where the above picture was taken), and I’m very curious to see how much the city has changed since then. What I hope hasn’t changed, however, are the amazing outdoor markets full of fresh fruits and vegetables, the tiny tables and chairs in front of the locals’ restaurants, and above all, the street food. The street food! You’ve never had good Vietnamese food until you’ve had it in Vietnam — I’m drooling just thinking about it. We’re hoping to take a side trip to Myanmar or up […] The post Asia-Bound! 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 BettyFive Things Friday...
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Conservation Biological Control Short Course Jackson, TN

Apr 18 5:37pm The Xerces Society
June 5th, 2017 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM West Tennessee Research & Education Center Jackson, TN Learn about supporting beneficial insects that provide pest control in this full-day short course. Conservation biological control is a science-based pest management strategy that seeks to integrate beneficial insects back into cropping systems for natural pest control, ultimately reducing and in some cases eliminating the need for pesticides. Join Thelma Heidel-Baker, PhD, Conservation Biocontrol Specialist, and Nancy Lee Adamson, PhD, Senior Pollinator Conservation Specialist, of the Xerces Society, as they overview conservation biological control and beneficial predators and parasitoids that attack insect pests. Participants will learn how common farm practices can impact beneficial insects and how to assess and create farm habitat for beneficial insects. Click here for more information and to register.
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Obligate Mutualism Blooms in the Desert

Apr 18 10:20am The Xerces Society
Tikaboo Valley, Nevada. Home of the Extraterrestrial Highway, the infamous black mailbox, UFO seekers, cattle ranchers, and desert wanderers. Nestled between three mountain ranges and notorious Area 51, Tikaboo is also home to those bizarre Mojave residents known as Joshua trees. These spiky, Dr. Seuss-like plants provide critical food, moisture, and refuge to an incredible Read more ...
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10 Hardy Shrubs You Cant Kill

Apr 18 8:46am Garden Therapy
A lot of people would like to garden but are scared off by what they see as a “black thumb”—the inability to keep plants alive. Of course, there is no such thing as a black thumb gardener. All you... Please see the full article on http://GardenTherapy.ca...
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My Easter Celebration at the Farm

Apr 18 5:54am The Martha Stewart Blog
I hope you all had a pleasant Easter weekend. Holidays are so much fun. I love celebrating them with my daughter, Alexis, and her beautiful children, Jude and [&hellip...
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