Yearly Archives : 2011

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Give a Terrarium as a Christmas Gift!

Wouldn’t it be neat if you had a terrarium that you can build yourself, or to use as a centerpiece for the holidays  and enjoy all winter long?
Terrariums make unique and unexpected gifts.
How about giving a terrarium to a child […]

No Comments / 108 View / November 30, 2011

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How To Make a Bog Filter For Small Pond With Garden Pot

It’s important to balance your pond with both biological and mechanical filtration in order to keep the growth of algae under control.
I want to share information to make a simple and natural bog filter for your small water garden using […]

3 Comments / 557 View / November 3, 2011

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Pumpkin Planter: Fall Mums

To many people, the fall season signals the time to decorate their porch with mums.
In an effort to be original, I tried something a bit different this fall.
Inexpensive, easy to do and adorable!
 
My materials included:
Pumpkin “planter” (make sure it has […]

1 Comment / 55 View / October 12, 2011

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Tips To Prepare Your Garden For Winter

It won’t be long before the short, cold days of winter are upon us again.
As gardeners, we need to be prepared for the winter season and put together an action list for the garden before December rolls around.
 
I’m based in […]

No Comments / 39 View / October 11, 2011

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Toxic Plant List for Your Pond

 
 
I’ve talked about edible pond plants and versatile pond plants that can be used in both the pond and landscape, but did you know that many common garden and water garden plants are toxic?
 
 
There are many commonly used plant species that can […]

No Comments / 158 View / September 23, 2011

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Sandy and Rocky Garden Soil Solution

If you are experiencing sandy or rocky soil you may be losing valuable nutrients that would otherwise be available to your plants through excess leaching.
Because of the high water filtration rates in sandy as well as rocky soils, these soils […]

No Comments / 81 View / September 10, 2011

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Nancy Jane’s Stacking Planters for Small Space Gardens

I previewed “Nancy Jane’s  Stackable Planters” at the Independent Garden Center  show in 2009 and shot a preview video.
Nancy’s stackable planter design is ideal for small space gardens and a godsend for urban gardeners.
 
Self-watering plastic stackable planters evenly distribute moisture […]

No Comments / 107 View / September 8, 2011

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Versatile Plants for Your Garden Bed and Water Garden!

 
Did you know that some of the most common water garden plants can be used in your garden bed  and some of your favorite garden plants can be used in your water garden?
Here are a few of my favorite versatile plants that […]

1 Comment / 229 View / September 4, 2011

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How To Improve Clay Soil

With the exception of coastal areas or the southwestern desert, most people who live in North America have to deal with clay in their soils.
Clay has a tendency to become compacted, reduce water infiltration rates and lock up key nutrients […]

1 Comment / 18 View / September 2, 2011

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Guide to Eliminating Yellow or Bare Spots on Lawn

 
Guest blog post by NatraTurf (Courtney Tompkins).
Most bare and yellow spots on lawns, or spots that aren’t flourishing, are caused by compaction and crusting within the top few inches of the soil.
Water and oxygen are not able to pass through […]

1 Comment / 44 View / August 24, 2011

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