Sunday, July 31, 2016

Guide to Pruning

Pruning is a very important step in garden maintenance.

Click here to go to an article on what to prune and when.

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Monday, July 25, 2016

Growing Garlic Indoors

If you cook with garlic as much as we do, you may be interested in growing your own.  

I've tried before with no success, but I learned of a few things I did wrong from this article about growing garlic indoors.

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Guide to Growing Annuals

When I was a little girl, my dad who was an avid gardener, started me off in gardening by giving me a bed of my own to grow and maintain annuals.  My favorites were zinnias and marigold.  I took care of that bed like the plants were my babies.  It started me on the road to gardening love.

Click here for an awesome guide to growing annuals.

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Sunday, July 17, 2016

How to Make a Log Planter

How cute is this log planter?  I love it!!  We still have a huge log that fell on our outdoor shed that needs to be dealt with.  This is the perfect solution for what to do with it.

It would be awesome to use the log planters to form a raised bed.

Click here to find out how to make the log planter.

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Friday, July 15, 2016

How to Attract Birds to Your Garden

One of my favorite tasks back in my days of serious gardening was feeding the birds and sitting back to enjoy their antics.  In addition to the birdbath fountain with running water, I set up tables with real dishes for them . . . build it and they will come!

Watching birds is so interesting as they have definite social patterns that you will recognize after watching them for a while.  It is a very relaxing pastime in the garden!

If you want to attract birds to your garden, check this article out from Birds and Blooms.

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Monday, July 11, 2016

Bamboo Hydroponics - Inspiration

I was so inspired by the photo of bamboo hydroponics that I had to share it.  

The photo is for inspiration only, there are no tutorials.

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Sunday, July 10, 2016

DIY Garden Decor - Inspiration and Tutorial

This is what I call some awesome yard art!

The painted teapot is just one of the projects in this awesome article that I found.

I just goes to show you that looking at what you once thought as "junk" can be given new life in your garden.  You will hopefully be as inspired as I was with this article!

Click here for the entire article and tutorial from The Navage Patch.

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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

How to Root Tomato Plants

One of the easiest ways to multiply the number of tomato plants in your garden is rooting them.   And your new plants are free!

Back in my days of growing lots of tomato plants, I would root them by using Rootone and planting directly into the soil or containers.

Click here for another method from A Piece of Rainbow.  

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Unusual Succulent Container Inspiration

What a cool and unusual succulent arrangement in a meat grinder for inspiration!

Look at yard sale and flea market items in a new way :)

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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Tiered Herb Garden

This tiered herb garden represents the best of container gardening as far as I'm concerned!  

Pack this beauty with herbs and annuals for a practical and beautiful show.

Click here for the tutorial from Decor and The Dog.

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Saturday, July 2, 2016

Seed Storage Box

It is always a good time to think about saving your seeds safely.  My seeds are used year after year with great results . . . I store mine in oversized index card containers, but I love this idea!

Click here to go to an article all about saving seeds.

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Friday, July 1, 2016

Keep Weeds Under Control

Weeding has to be my least favorite task in the garden.  My best method of keeping them under control is to pull weeds every day as I walk through the garden.

Click here to go to an article about weeds and keeping them under control from Mother Earth Living.

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