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Rhubarb: The Unsung Hero of the Spring Garden |14 Recipes|

Many years ago my father-in-law was perplexed and then soon elated when he discovered a hearty, leafy green growing in his garden.  He didn’t remember planting anything there, but soon realized that this large plant was one of his favorite vegetables – rhubarb.  Rhubarb, of which ONLY the stem or stalk is eaten, is a …

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Diatomaceous Earth: Non-toxic Pest Control for Your Home and Garden

Warmer weather brings sunny days, Spring rains, greener pastures and. . . pests.  Silver fish, ants, gnats, beetles, spiders are a few of the more common and annoying but less dangerous ones.  Fleas, ticks and bed bugs are harmful to people and animals because they spread disease.  Aphids and ants can wreak havoc on your …

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Infographic: Choosing the Best Compost Method #gardensthatmatter

By Amy on Gardens That Matter What is the best compost method? In this infographic, discover the methods successful composters are using in their homes and gardens. If you want to compost, there’s a way to do it no matter where you live! On-site or off, inside or out, simple or complex, this flowchart can help you …

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5 herbs that belong in every kitchen garden

5 herbs that belong in every kitchen garden Related Topics: Tue, Apr 02 2013 at 1:18 PM Savory and pungent, herbs hold a special spot in the kitchen arsenal, providing the X factor in many home-cooked meals. Judiciously measured in a pinch here and a dash there, herbs add complexity and depth to dishes in subtle and profound ways, rounding out flavors as food hits the tongue.    Perhaps the best way to make the most of them is to try growing your own. Regardless of the size of your home, there’s always room for a pot on the windowsill or a small container. Homeowners with more room can go the edible landscape route for an abundant supply of leafy greens and fresh herbs. From seed to plant to your cooking pot, herbs keep right on giving. Snipping off small quantities stimulates the plants to produce even more. Get your kitchen garden started by planting these five basic herbs.  

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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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Monrovia Gardening: Best Spring Planting Tips!

Winter was a bit of a bust here in the Midwest.  Not much snow to cover the grey and brown outside left me yearning for Spring.  It’s finally here in Northwest Ohio, though we are having cooler than normal temperatures right now.  It’s time to choose some plants from Monrovia to brighten your garden and …

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Prepare for Next Year’s Garden Now With A Straw Bale Garden

Most gardens in the North and Midwest of the country are already asleep for the season.  There may be a few cool season plants, like kale, hanging on for dear life and filling our bellies with garden fresh goodness.  It’s not too early though to think about your garden for next year.  In a traditional …

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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 …