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Nov 22

How To Change Color Hydrangea: Video Tutorial 

I planted hydrangeas several years ago in our then-suburban house and was so excited to do so. I had heard, as many of you have, that changing the pH of the soil will change the color of your hydrangeas. Super, how hard could that be? I started dumping coffee grounds into the soil in the …

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Nov 18

9 Gardening Myths BUSTED

These myths are short and to the point, and also very illuminating. It always surprised me how pervasive unsubstantiated myths are, and how often they are repeated and passed along. How many times have you heard not to water you grass or plants in the middle of the day because the sun will burn them? …

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Nov 18

How to get Superpowered Garden Soil

  I think it’s quite impossible for any novice gardener to figure out what kind of soil they have based on descriptors alone. “If it is reddish brown and clumpy, it is clay…” Um, okay. Either you need to have the different samples of soil in front of you and feel them with your fingersm …

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Nov 01

Why Is Your Basil Plant Turning Brown? 

I have bad luck with grocery store herbs it seems. I’m constantly roped in by this apparent value in buying an organic potted plant for $3.99 versus the finite bunch o’ herbs for $2.99. The problem is, I can never keep the darn things alive. The first thing I’m doing wrong, as will not be …

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Nov 01

How to Grow Hydroponic Vegetables for Beginners

I have recently become intrigued by the notion of hydroponics as a realistic means to grow vegetables year round indoors. I want to eat fresh herbs and organic vegetables daily, but find it difficult to find what I want at the right price when I go grocery shopping. When I do, I tend to purchase …

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Oct 31

5 Reasons To Grow Triple Crown Thornless Blackberries

If you’ve ever encounter a wild raspberry bush, the word “Evil” may have crossed your mind. Berry bushes often have thorns, making them difficult to work with and harvest (though clearly, this makes them hardy and resistant to foraging animals). I personally don’t know anything about growing berries, but after reading the piece below, if …

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Oct 27

Garden Ideas and Projects for the Dead of Winter 

For those of you in temperate climates, the approaching winter presents a hibernation opportunity. This can be a welcomed rest period, but if you live and breathe you’re garden, you can easily feel stifled by the dormant stage. Here are a SLEW of things that you can do to keep yourself gardening throughout the winter months. …

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Oct 25

How To Grapes for Beginners

  Grapes are so Mediterranean when grown on a trellis over a walkway. My aunt’s home had this and I always found it beautiful. It seems so difficult and complicated, especially if you know anything about viticulture and making wine. But, it turns out, that with a little patience and the right climate, pretty much …

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Oct 23

10 Gorgeous Designer Tricks for Your Dollar Store Pots

You can get some great bargains at dollar stores. I am a recently converted fan. They do vary pretty wildly from store to store, but if have a sharp eye, and can dress some of their items up a little, like they do with these planters, you can save a bundle. 10 Gorgeous Designer Tricks …

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Oct 16

Follow this One Tip & Know How often to Water ANY Tree

We once attempted to plant a bunch of trees on our 1 acre property several years ago. A weeping cherry tree at the bottom of our hill thrived and grew. We were elated! But the Japanese Maple that we planted ON a hill, didn’t fare as well. What we found out later, was that we …

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