General Care

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Frugal Gardening Ideas

February 12th, 2013 posted by Jonni McCoy

Q: “I want to be able to landscape my yard, but flowers and shrubs are so expensive. I’ve tried to plant some perennials so they’ll continue to bloom every year, […]

Money Saving Gardening Tips

February 12th, 2013 posted by Jennifer Thompson

The longer I garden, the more I discover about saving money while I’m at it. I’ve spent hundreds and hundreds of dollars – easily – at my local nursery over […]

All About Norfolk Island Pine

February 12th, 2013 posted by Monica Resinger

[an error occurred while processing this directive] Norfolk Island Pine (Araucaria heterophylla) is a pretty houseplant that is fairly easy to grow but does require some attention. It is an […]

Bountiful Fall Bouquets

February 12th, 2013 posted by Kris Law

Autumn gardens are filled with the makings for bouquets and arrangements that can be placed outside or, when it turns cooler and the holidays approach, brought inside for a centerpiece. […]

Bring in the Garden

February 12th, 2013 posted by Kim Tilley

Fall is here, and the gardening season is coming to a close, time to bring in the garden. Why not bring a few treasured plants inside? Or maybe harvest some […]

Cool as a Cucumber

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

Cucumbers! So cool and refreshing. What to dowith all ofthosecucumbersnow that harvest time has arrived? Put your fresh cucumbers to work with these great recipes. SALADS ————- Aristocrat’s Antipasto unpeeled […]

Grow Your Own Birdhouses

February 12th, 2013 posted by

The Complete Book of Gourd Craft: 22 Projects, 55 Decorative Techniques, 300 Inspirational Designs You May Also Enjoy: * The Backyard Birdhouse Book * The Ultimate Birdhouse Book * The […]

Ladybug, Ladybug

February 12th, 2013 posted by Melanie Gold

My family recently moved into a 19th century farmhouse, and one of the first things we discovered was that living in an old house was synonymous with living with ladybugs. […]

Mulch and Feed Your Gardens for Free

February 12th, 2013 posted by Ron Williams

In Today’s throwaway society, there is absolutely no need to go out and purchase mulch material for your garden, unless it is for the particular aesthetic appearance sake of the […]

Our First Real Garden

February 12th, 2013 posted by Nannette

I grew up in the suburbs, and have never had a real garden. The last couple of years I have planted a few flowers, but not much. This year my […]

Stretching the Gardening Season

February 12th, 2013 posted by Arzeena Hamir

by Arzeena Hamir When the days begin to shorten, do you ever wish there was a way to squeeze just a bit more out of the summer? After all, the […]

The Basics of Feeding Your Lawn: Fertilizing Tips from a Pro

February 12th, 2013 posted by

Fertilizing Tips from a Pro Assess your needs The first step toward good lawn fertilization is to have your soil tested if you suspect problems. A soil test will let […]

Autumn Garden Chores

February 12th, 2013 posted by Brenda Hyde

by Brenda Hyde Autumn is the time for garden clean-up! I know it seems like a droll chore, but it really isn’t. Any work you do now, while it’s cool, […]

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Orange Carrot Less-Drip Ice Pops

Parents are always looking for ways to sneak some vegetables into their child’s diet. Well, unless your kids are avid carrot lovers, just call these orange ice pops — they’ll […]