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7 Beautful & Low Maintenance Window Box Flowers

     One of the favourite trends for summer when it comes to flowers is growing them near windows. Window boxes are the perfect choice for anyone who has sunny windows and wants to experiment with decorating the exterior with some plants. Although the window seems like the perfect environment, not all plants are suitable for the purpose. Don't let your window box project fail by choosing inappropriate plants. Do your homework in advance and prep yourself with the best…

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Added by Abby Lees on July 18, 2016 at 7:24am — No Comments

5 Handy Ways to Kill Weeds

The garden is the place where people with houses like to spend most of their free time. It's nice to have a garden where you can spend some time relaxing or taking care of different vegetables and fruits. Nowadays most people live such fast and full of stress lives, that it's actually nice to be able…

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Added by Jane Wilson on July 12, 2016 at 7:52am — No Comments

How to Grow an Orchid Flower

The orchid flower is one of the most beautiful additions a garden may have. It is the mark of the caring and expert gardener, a flower that proves that your reliable gardening can get you places. Adding one to your own garden will greatly improve the landscape and will make heads turn in envy. And for all its greatness, the orchid flower is also one of the most capricious things you could grow in the garden. Its different varieties – all 30,000 of them – usually require different treatment…

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Added by Aimee Howard on July 6, 2016 at 5:00am — No Comments

Be Fancy! Cook With Flowers For Gentle Taste And Modern Look

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Added by Evelyn Jenson on July 5, 2016 at 1:36am — No Comments

Do Black Roses Actually Exist In Nature?

The short answer is No, but the long one is way more interesting.…

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Added by Ian Bennett Morrison on June 13, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

Fascinating Types of Gardens

I'm sure that everybody would love to have a garden of their own. The garden is a great place, where you can rest, plant things, get in touch with the earth and think things through without being bothered by the outside world. Everybody likes gardening at some point of…

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Added by Jane Wilson on May 20, 2016 at 5:42am — No Comments

Bonsai Growing for Beginners

   Bonsai growing is an ancient art form that has its roots in horticultural practices of Ancient China but was redeveloped in part under the influence of Japanese Zen Buddhism. The word "Bonsai" is actually a Japanese word which quite simply means planted in a container. People have been practising the art for more than a thousand years. It has become increasingly popular in the West and although it's considered an art form you shouldn't let this discourage you from…

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Added by Joanne Watson on May 12, 2016 at 9:11am — No Comments

Small tree stump removal guide

It turned out that the removal of a tree stump is a job which even a woman can do without facing any significant difficulties. With the right tools by hand, you can quickly get rid of the…

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Added by Sasha Middleton on April 28, 2016 at 6:04am — No Comments

Summer Water

            The Pacific Northwest is defined by our relationship with water; we have two seasons—cool and wet and warm and dry. Settlement is along rivers and our summers are cooled by the sea breeze that sweeps inward in the late afternoons. During wet winters, we may not see the sun or moon for months, but we enjoy hunkering down under the sheltering clouds, walking home in the misty dark. Then, one day, somewhere between Memorial Day and the Forth of July, the rains stop. The clouds…

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Added by Charlyn on June 7, 2015 at 5:21pm — No Comments

Go Green; Literally! Funky Upcycling and Recycling Ideas for Your Plant Pots

A trip to the nursery is possibly the most calming and refreshing experience. Walking around, choosing your plants and just being in the presence of nature’s bounty does some amazing things for your emotional health. I know I can hardly wait for my annual trip to the nursery!

 There is one downside, however. Plants are sold in plastic pots. When we come home we plant them in our gardens. What happens to all the plastic pots? Most recyclers do not accept planters as a recyclable as…

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Added by Anne Staley on December 12, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments

6 Foods That'll Re-Grow from Kitchen Scraps

A lot of us like the green living lifestyle but oftentimes lack the time or space for maintaining our own garden. While having a traditional garden is an excellent way to save money on groceries as well as ensure that your food is safe, fresh, and free of pesticides, there are many foods that can be purchased from farmer's markets or grocery stores and then regrown in small spaces.

Pumpkin

Pumpkins are a truly incredible fruit. People can use them for decoration and as food.…

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Added by Alexander Goodwin on September 9, 2013 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Gardener? Or Urban Farmer? Which are you?

  1. You find dried bean seeds in your pockets in December.
  2. There is hay in the car.
  3. You turn to binder twine and five gallon buckets rather than organic hemp twine and a trug.
  4. You talk compost with strangers.
  5. You indulge in “one more season” hose repair.
  6. You spend more time thinking about fencing than the White Flower Farm flower catalog.
  7. You realize, half way through a professional meeting, that you have dirt somewhere. Fingernails?…
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Added by Charlyn on August 25, 2013 at 10:13pm — 2 Comments

It's Going to Be An Active August!

Well, the inspections for the bank and local municipality have been completed, and all of our rehab work has been approved! We're just waiting on the final disbursement check so that we can pay our roofer. It has been quite the ordeal, but well worth it a little headache and a lot of elbow grease in the end!

I had mentioned before that our riding lawnmower had quit... Well, this past weekend, we were given a riding mower, which we desperately needed, as "payment" from a friend of ours…

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Added by Carrie Seal-Stahl on August 6, 2013 at 9:04pm — 2 Comments

Ups and Downs in the Beginner's Garden

Click the picture for a link to my update on growing my first garden as the Girl Gone Local :)

Added by Jordan Pastor on July 15, 2013 at 8:59pm — No Comments

Strawberry Sour Cream Brown Sugar Soaked Oat Muffins

Right here!

Added by Kirsten Madaus on June 17, 2013 at 2:46pm — No Comments

4 Easy Ideas For a More Sustainable Kitchen

Many people are searching for ways to live in a more Eco-friendly manner, and in many cases, living more Eco-friendly coincides with having a sustainable kitchen. Four aspects homeowners can implement in order to receive the greatest benefits monetarily and environmentally are as follows.

Use natural cleaners

One way to create a more Eco-friendly lifestyle and a sustainable kitchen is making cleaners using natural ingredients. From cleaning the floor to the…

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Added by Alexander Goodwin on May 16, 2013 at 3:30pm — 6 Comments

Last year's garden should have been named the Drought Bowl! So it's containers all the way this year!!!!

Just completed planting 3 container boxes (Garden PatchTM GrowBoxTM) and 1 City Picker Patio garden box with vaired tomato, bell and sweet peppers, Thai hot peppers, cabbages, strawberries, and leeks.

I plan to continue with the remaining…

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Added by John F. Houpt II, PhD on April 24, 2013 at 2:19pm — 3 Comments

Rejoicing in the Springtime

Spring is here and the beautiful, perfect days just keep coming!!! We keep having these amazing mornings that start off with a light rain and then all afternoon we are blessed with a warm sunny day, and sometimes we get another rain or thunderstorm at night. Thank you mama nature!

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We have lettuce popping up all over the garden, thanks to my…

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Added by Desiree on April 18, 2013 at 7:47pm — No Comments

New Mexico Spring



From my blog: http://misanthropicidealist.blogspot.com/…

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Added by MisAnthrope on April 18, 2013 at 1:39pm — 1 Comment

Spring Is In The Air!!

Hello all you homesteaders!! Just wanted to touch base and let everybody know what's goin' on at Stinnett Family Farms. Spring has definitely been in the air for the past week or so. Been through the whole sinus…

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Added by Travis Stinnett on April 13, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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