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Algae in the Water garden

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In the spring months, a water garden can actually look pretty gross until the water balances out for the new summer growing season. Algae is a major problem in the spring water garden and in the new water garden. While you may realize that the water does need to balance out every spring season, the …

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Invite Spring Early – Grow in Your Basement

Grow in Your Basement

Now’s the time to get ready to grow your seedlings! It’s not difficult and can extend your growing season for many weeks. For example, by planting brassica’s (cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower) in February in your basement under grow-lights, you can put large, sturdy transplants into your garden by the end of March or early April, …

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Tips for Vegetable Container Gardening

Container Gardening Vegetables Featured

Urbanites are proving that space limitations will not confine a gardener from pursuing his or her interests. From windowsills to patios, to balconies, to rooftops, productive small space or mini-gardens are taking root in metropolitan areas across the country. Nothing tastes better than vegetables picked fresh from your own garden, and Bonnie Plant Farm, the …

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House Plant Tips for Winter

Winter House Plants

Many people do not realize that house plants need extra care in the winter. Some plants may go dormant for a short while but others just need a little TLC. If your house plant lives in a sunny window, you may want to move it 6″ from the window. One-touch of your fingers to that …

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Cactus Garden & Flowers

Prickly Pear cactus flowers

Many people think Cactus plants are quite ugly… sometimes even alien looking. And many don’t seem to know that these plants actually flower. Well, they do… and those flowers can be gorgeous. Prickly Pear cactus flowers This first picture is a close up of some partially opened flowers on a cactus called a “Prickly Pear”. …

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How To Brighten Up Your Home With These Flower Arrangement Ideas

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A beautiful flower arrangement piece can become the focal point of the room you choose to decorate. It’s truly fascinating how we can combine different flowers to create a mesmerizing bouquet. With the vast selection of colors, fragrances, and shapes, you can create or readily buy a flower arrangement piece that will speak to you …

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Preserved Flower Candles

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Putting flowers in your candle will add a unique look while preserving your favorite flower. We have been asked many times, how to put flowers and other objects on the outside of a candle. So, we’ll be showing you how it is done. The most important thing to remember is to be safe. Putting anything …

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How to Make Money at Home Growing Small Landscape Plants on 1/20 Acre or Less

how to make money growing plants

Small town, big town, it doesn’t matter, if you have a small area in your backyard that you can use for planting, then you can make money growing small plants at home. Actually you can make pretty good money on 1/40 of one acre. That’s an area about 30 feet by 40 feet. You will …

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Flower Bouquets: Soft Sculpture Calla Lilies

Flower Bouquets Soft Sculpture Calla Lilies

These beautiful blooms can be yours all year long with our easy fabric sculpture. Calla lilies are one of the most elegant, colorful flowers in the garden. They come in flame red, bright yellow, vivid purple, pale cream or delicate pink. Please read all directions thoroughly before beginning this project. SUPPLIES FOR THIS PROJECT: Scraps …

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The Sentimental Meaning Of Flowers

The Sentimental Meaning Of Flowers

For me certain types of flowers bring back a flood of memories. I remember in my early teens visiting my best friend who had moved to the country. We would spend hours in the field next to her property, talking and picking the petals of daisies in a game played by many, he-loves-me, he-loves-me-not. This …

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