Plants

My Easy Strategy to Phase out a Struggling Lawn

My Easy Strategy to Phase out a Struggling Lawn

It's not my style to obsess about a perfect carpet of lawn but I do have standards for health that are just not being met ...
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How to Plant a Tree So That it Doesn't Die

How to Plant a Tree So That it Doesn’t Die

Whose fitbit steps have multiplied in these last few weeks?  I absolutely love watching the fitness numbers tick up as I bustle around the garden, ...
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Great alternatives for beloved plants that are just too big

They Are Too Big! 4 Great Alternatives for Beloved Plants that Don’t Fit

How on earth did that small arborvitae I planted in front of the house get so huge? It happens all the time. Either a previous ...
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The language of flowers - saying what you really mean - with flowers (click through for more msgs)

The Language of Flowers: Combinations to Say What You Really Mean

Have you ever read The Language of Flowers?  It is a sweet novel that will appeal to anyone who has ideas about living a charming ...
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The best places to buy organic and open pollinated seeds for just about anything you want to grow in your garden

The Best Sources for Open Pollinated Seeds

Do you find the terms associated with seeds a little confusing?  What do open pollinated, hybrid, heirloom and organic mean and why do you care? ...
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How to Grow Yuzu and Other citrus in the north

How to: Growing Yuzu & Other Citrus in the North

Alternative title:  How to Have an Orangerie Even if You Aren't a Member of a Royal Family Alternative Title #2 : Juicy Fruits - The ...
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