Hydroponic Gardening At Home


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    Let me start by saying that I am no gardener. In fact I can kill a rock and that's not easy to do! Hydroponic gardening at home is really taking off around the country but if you aren't looking for it chances are you don't know it's out there. Not only are there several methods available, there is a system that will meet anyone's needs. One day we saw a show about Disney's garden towers that really got our attention so we did some research and a couple of weeks later we … [Read more...]

Backyard Chicken Update!


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Backyard Chicken Update! Hey everybody. Backyard farmer Ashley here! Lol  I wanted to give you an update on my backyard chickens. They are growing fast but I still don’t have any eggs yet. I also added 4 more chickens to the group shortly after I got the first ones so that puts me at 12 chickens.   Here is my chicken coop. I got a great deal on this shed. The company that we bought if from finances the sheds and offers a buy here pay here type of program. Of course that means people … [Read more...]

Backyard Chickens


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  Backyard Chickens? Yes Chickens! Well right now they are in my living room but when they get older they will be moved to the backyard. Let me get started by telling you why I want chickens in my backyard before you start with the comments I have been getting from friends and family like: “Chickens, are you crazy? Chickens, eggs are just $1 in the store. Chickens, don’t they stink?” Well to all the chicken haters out there I have a few things you should think about before you write off … [Read more...]

It’s That Time Of Year To Start Planning Your Spring Garden


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  Do you have spring fever to start gardening like I do? It’s that time of year to start thinking about your spring garden.  There are lots of great crops that thrive on this cool weather.  Depending upon where you live, will determine just how chilly it is.  For most of the U.S., it’s still brisk outside.  Rather you have a big garden for planting, raised beds like me, or pots on your porch, know that you too can grow just about anything with minimal space.  Gardening is for everyone!  … [Read more...]

Plant Your Old Crocs in Your Garden


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  What a beautiful day which only means one thing, time to get in the garden and turn my crocks into adorable planters. I had plenty of flowers over flowing  in pots needing to be thinned out and today was the perfect day. While cleaning under the work bench I came across four crocs that make adorable planters you can hang from a chair, a fence or even just sit them flat in your garden.  I always hang a couple from two metal chairs that have loops to hook into. This project is … [Read more...]

Your Garden – Organic Pest Control


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If you can’t wait to get outside on a sunny day or even an ugly day consider that you have a true passion for gardening. If it’s your goal to find ways to protect your plants from weather conditions so you can enjoy them the following spring it's safe to say you love gardening. The desire for free organic vegetables alone makes you a gardener, but being organic is not as easy as we wish it to be. Do you prefer to mow and be done with it or do you want an sitting area with flowers  to relax … [Read more...]

Easter Eggs For Gardening


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Happy Valentines Day – Did You Remember


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DIY Valentine Floral Arrangements PT 3


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Valentines Floral Arrangements Part 2


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DIY Valentine Floral Arrangements


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Start Planning Your Garden Now


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Propagating Plants From Stem Cuttings


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Give Thanks Cornucopia Floral Arrangement


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FTD Flowers Fall Harvest Cornucopia by Better Homes and Gardens - VASE INCLUDED FTD® proudly presents the Better Homes and Gardens® fall harvest™ cornucopia floral arrangement gift baskets.  Give thanks cornucopia captures the essence of the autumn season with this inspiring and colorful arrangement. This would make a beautiful hostess gift, special gift for mom, or purchase one for your tablescape. Rich red roses Bright and brilliant sunflowers Orange Asiatic lilies Burgundy … [Read more...]

Glow In The Dark Halloween Ghosts


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I found a picture of a ghost somewhere on the internet made from chicken wire and immediately said I have to have one, I can see three uniquely different projects using the framework of this ghost so don’t pack it away.  I plan to turn my ghost into an angel for Christmas and I have plans for the spring,  I will share as each season changes.  I made one from scratch using my limited sewing skill though out process.  Although the ones I saw on the internet were different from mine, mine has easy … [Read more...]

Garden Spot – Fall Bulb Planting


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Now that fall is here, I think a lot about planting and garden maintenance. Wait a minute, when don’t I think about that! What is one of the classic gardening activities in the fall after clearing out the leaves? Fall bulb planting. There’s no better season for planting bulbs to provide years of enjoyment for very little time and money. Here are a few bulb planting tips to ensure the best results for next season. What to plant Among the most popular of the winter-flowering bulbs are the … [Read more...]

Garden Spot – Autumn Outdoor Chores


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How do we keep up with Autumn outdoor chores during the busiest time of year?  Your kids are back in school with sports or other activities that has your time stretched thin by the time you get home, have dinner and do homework. I’ve been asked in the past why should I rake my leaves if they just keep falling? Small piles are easier to deal with. Use as  mulch for your garden beds. Reduces risk of grass disease. Reduces risk of insects and critters making your yard their … [Read more...]

Rakes and Leaf Blowers


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The picturesque colors of Autumn leaves turn into a chore once they fall from their trees.  From time to time we have to consider if we need to replace our old rakes and leaf blowers, so are you still using wood handles and splintering your hands?  Whether your new to gardening and looking to buy new rakes and leaf blowers or replace your existing rakes and leaf blowers, how do you know which is best for you with the new equipment to choose from? A leaf blower is the best way to handle large … [Read more...]

Garden Spot – Healthy Lawn


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Did you know the perfect healthy lawn can also help the environment? Healthy lawns do indeed provide feeding ground for birds that find it a rich source of insects, worms, and other food.  Thick grass prevents weed seeds from finding dirt to root, prevents soil erosion, filters contaminants and absorbs many types of airborne pollutants. Grass is also highly efficient at converting carbon dioxide to oxygen, a process that helps clean the air. If we care for our lawns in an environmentally … [Read more...]

Planning Your Fall and Winter Vegetables


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I keep hearing folks say vegetable growing season is almost over all the while I’ve been setting up more raised planter beds anticipating the fall and winter vegetables.  I'm addicted to sugar snap peas, home grown lettuce and spinach.  I realize everyone cannot grow fall and winter vegetables with out having a greenhouse or a cold frame that offers a comfortable environment for less hardy plants through the winter months in cold regions.  Relying solely on the heat and warmth of the sun, it … [Read more...]