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The 2018 Garden Guide: Advice and Inspiration for the Modern Gardener

The Old Farmer’s Almanac’s all-new gardening annual features endless edibles, plants with pizzazz, front-yard foodscapes, guidance on planning a path, and more! As the weather begins to warm, gardeners are preparing for the bountiful and beautiful season ahead. This means selecting seeds, preparing the soil, and gathering their tools—including the newest edition of the Garden Guide, …

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Companion Planting: Fight Garden Pests and Increase Your Yields The Natural Way

It was warm outside yesterday.  Almost 60 Fahrenheit and it makes me itch to get into the garden.  When my girls were very small I turned my attention almost solely to vegetable gardening and left the flowers to a few leftover and neglected places on my property.  Not that I don’t like flowers, but knowing how …

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Do You Know How To “Read” A Garden?

Many of us, myself included, enjoy walking through gardens – large and small – just for the enjoyment of being in nature.  Seeing the plants grow and how meticulously a flower or vegetable garden bed has been laid out brings much joy.  Admittedly, I don’t know much about garden structure, history or even genealogy of …

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Embrace Your Space With Monrovia

The weather is finally perking up here in Northwest Ohio and Monrovia has given me another chance to enjoy my outdoor green space.  As a provider of high quality, selectively bred annuals and perennials Monrovia Plants asked me this time to find a way to “embrace your space” with beautiful plantings.  There are hundreds of …

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Buy, Share, Keep and Toss Your Seeds

  I learned the hard way that even with proper storage commercially produced seeds lose their viability with time. In 2003/2004 I bought a boatload of seeds and have been trying ever since to get them all used up. Well, I think I’ve finally succeeded. I should have thrown them away about a year ago. …

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A Water-Wise Landscape with Monrovia Plants – #LetsGarden #Sponsored

Our front landscape has been a sore subject for several years.  When we moved in there were three giant yew bushes in front of the house which needed some serious trimming.  Despite our best efforts we could not reign them in so that they were attractive to look at – especially when always being surrounded …

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Transferring Seedlings to Pots

This is always one thing that makes me nervous in the growing process – repotting your new seedlings. Sherxr from Ur Resident Chef had a question about when and how to repot. Well, I’ve had my share of successes and failures in this regard, but I’ll share with you the process that seems to work …

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My Contribution to Earth Day

Monday I spent most of the day driving around because I had appointments everywhere but home. It was nice though because my baby girl got to spend some time with her cousins. I took the opportunity to get some cow manure compost, petunias, basil, rosemary, sweet marjoram and lavender at the local Lowe’s store. There …