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Rustic Chic Concrete Planters

Rustic Chic Concrete Planters

Since it is still winter and we really don’t have much to do, let’s think about spring!! After cleaning up all my planting in the fall I ended up with more than one of those red plastic pots. Some of ...

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Flower Pot People

Flower Pot People

Once again something so cleaver “flower pot people.” Wouldn’t you like some for your patio. They are easy to make and the sky seems to be the limit. I love the ones with the red clay posts and for the ...

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Moon Names and Their Meanings – January Wolf Moon

Moon Names and Their Meanings – January Wolf Moon

One of the most dramatic sights in the night sky and inspiration for poets, artists, and lovers for thousands of years — full moons captivate us like nothing else. Every month Earth’s moon goes through its phases, waning and waxing ...

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Ornamental Cabbage & Kale

Ornamental Cabbage & Kale

The fancy-leaved cousins of our familiar vegetables make a bold statement in the cool season garden. In fact, the ornamental forms are edible, too, but the cabbage is bitter, and when the white, pink, red, and purple leaves are cooked, ...

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Where Do Raisins Come From?

Where Do Raisins Come From?

One of the most amazing things I have seen is the process used to turn grapes into raisins. I will never forget hearing the farmers say: “raisins are on the ground if the rain will just hold off for a ...

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Your Winter Garden – Pansies

Your Winter Garden – Pansies

One of the benefits of living in the south and plant hardiness zones 6, 7 and 8 is that we can plant and enjoy pansies in the winter landscape. Pansies are a remarkable winter annual capable of surviving temperatures down ...

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Garden Planting Schedule

Garden Planting Schedule

If you are like me the winter months sometimes seem to drag by. My favorite time of year is spring as every growing thing starts to show new growth. Yes, it is cold out, so the next best thing to ...

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The Christmas Cactus After The Holidays

The Christmas Cactus After The Holidays

I love Christmas Cactus – that “easy keeper” that  lives in my house all winter and in the summer goes to live on the patio. Little did I know that the plant would thrive and have more blossoms if I ...

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Winter Gardening

Winter Gardening

While gardening is not for everyone, many people do enjoy maintaining a home garden or tending to a small space in the local community garden year aroud. Even though gardening is most popular during the summer months, if you choose ...

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