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Fall Gardens

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Since our seasons in this part of North America are so short, I’ve often entertained building a green house. After the house fire though my building projects are already too many to count ...

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Composting

Did you know that in Canada, since 1995, Composting has been granted an Awareness Week? True. May 4th to 10th, annually. Be sure to check out worm composting if you think you’d like ...

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Make Compost

Cutting the Grass - Composting the Clippings

You can make compost to save money on soil enhancements and it is a really nice way to use up garden and household waste. You’ll enjoy a new level of successful growing in ...

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Spring Garden Checklist

Your garden will start to pop in Spring if you plan it right.

Very Early Spring Start dreaming of your gardens. Start sketching how you’d like it to look when it is in full bloom, framing your front walkway, the back deck, and just generally punctuating ...

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Gardening Tools

Easy Gardening: Pink Flowers

There are actually very few gardening tools you need, but certainly many that you can own to make the job easier! Spade Trowel Watering Can Hose …and you’re good to go! That is, ...

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Stepping Stones

Mosiac stepping stones in shades of blue.

A country garden pathway made of stepping stones is a true delight to both gardener (keeps everyone out of your garden beds) and visitors alike. Not only that but you can display your ...

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Growing Herbs

Herb gardens can be fun as well as functional. This oregano is growing in a little patch of garden art.

It is not wise to try every variety on your first foray into growing herbs. Choose four or five hardy varieties of cooking herbs and experiment with different flavors and recipes. Lavender is ...

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Making Compost

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If you garden, flowers or vegetables, you are either making compost in a pile or in a bin. If you’re not, you should be. Compost heaps, bins, buckets or piles put to use ...

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Grow Organic Herbs

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One of the best decisions made since I moved to the country is to grow organic herbs. I don’t know why, but food started tasting better to me since I left the city, ...

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Start A Garden

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As my baby girl grew up, first summer camp took her away for weeks at a time, then summer jobs in town, and now she’s off to college. Seems every year when spring ...

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