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Making a Herb Swag

A week ago I went with my friends Janet and Nicole to an evening class where you were taught by a local florist in their shop how to make arrangements, while incorporate fruits and vegetables.  We had a great time, learned a few tricks and afterwards we went and celebrated our beautiful creations over sushi […]

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Drying Herbs

Do you have an abundance of beautiful herbs still growing in the garden and would love to continue enjoying them through out winter?  Drying them is a great solution.  It is great to have dried herbs hanging close at hand that you can quickly trim and use in your cooking during those cold and chilly […]

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Seed Gathering Saving

I never thought to collect my own seeds until my sister showed me how.  It was years ago, she was in town visiting and we had decided to take the kids to a local amusement park.  The park had several beautiful flower beds with hundreds of perennial flowers in full bloom.  She saw a flower […]

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Drought and Our Trees

If you live in the United States you have most likely been fighting with this summers drought affects on your garden, yard and trees.  I have been watering relentlessly (I have the water bill to prove it) and at times I am not sure how effective it has been.  Its easy to water the perennial […]

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Japanese Anemone

I saw a photo of a Japanese Anemone in a magazine years ago, and fell in love.  Now I have a garden full of these beauties.  I truly fine them lovely and can’t stop taking photos.  Their clusters of unopened silver-furred buds are just as enchanting as their soft five petal blooms. One of their […]

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Fall Garden Planting & To Do List

Even though you may still be pulling the sprinklers around and gardening in the morning and evening to avoid the heat, its time to start thinking about our Fall vegetable gardens. Depending on where you live or what you want to grow, you may be able to plant seeds and transplants this month. Around here […]

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Oak – Slime Flux | Walter Reeves: The Georgia Gardener

I read this article on line written by The Georgia Gardener and thought I would share.  If you have been  dealing with the awful summer heat like we have been here in Cincinnati then you have come across a host of problems in the garden.  Sometimes I am so worried about the veggies and flowers […]

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Garden’s Are Showing End of Season Blooms

Usually about this time, I am pretty fed up with the garden.  The blooms are fading and the produce is flowing, which means I am in the kitchen canning.  On top of it I usually dread the kids going back to school.  I know what your thinking… WHAT!   However, my boys are either out […]

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Milkweed Bug- Good or Bad?

There are two types of Milkweed Bugs that love to hang out on the Milkweed plants: the Large Large Milkweed Bug and the Small Milkweed Bug.  Both feed on the seeds of the Milkweed plants.  They look almost exactly the same, except for, you guessed it, one is smaller than the other. Now what is a Milkweed Plant? […]

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The Effects Of Hot Weather On Your Garden

I like to order my seeds from a few different sources, one of them is JUNG SEEDS.  They sent out their newsletter last weekend and an article touched on the Hot Weather and its effects on our garden.  Since my garden really took a beating during the heat wave, I found the article really informative, […]

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