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Transform vintage garden tools into charming displays that celebrate form and function.
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Curious how your can improve your soil? Here are three ways.
As the blooms and blossoms of summer are nearing the end, one may feel there isn’t much left to do in the garden. But, improving your soil now will help next year’s bounty be even more...
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There are plants that will thrive in shady conditions
There is a big birch tree in my front yard that has become so shady, even weeds have a hard time growing underneath it. I’ve given up on grass completely. Lynn Steiner is a native...
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Well-rotted straw bales are an excellent medium for planting things
I’m going to get a head start on my vegetable garden yet this fall. I’ve got a couple of straw bales that I will let sit outside over the winter. When spring rolls around, they’ll...
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It’s fall, and that means it’s time to root around in the soil and get your flower bulbs planted. Once these buried treasures flower next spring, they’ll be making the garden sparkle. It’s sometimes...
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Making your own tea is easier than you think! Try growing some of these herbs, then drying them and adding them to hot water. Not a tea drinker? Make your own herbal blends and sell them at your...
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Use old rain boots in the garden and home as planters, centerpieces or home decor.
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Turn old tin cans into functional items for the garden, home and around the acreage.
Turn old tin cans into functional items for the garden, home and around the acreage.
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Don't overlook old dressers and filing cabinets as junk! Reuse the drawers as planters for the garden and indoors.
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No horizontal space for a garden? Try vertical
I learned about vertical gardening several years ago when someone posted a picture on Facebook of plants growing out of rain gutters. The gutters were attached to the side of a house and lettuce was...

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