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...]

Are You Buying Damaged Groceries?


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 Are You Buying Damaged Groceries? Why would we buy damaged groceries when perfect  food is all around us?  I recently watched a show on the Food Network called The Big Waste.  Four of the networks popular chefs were challenged to make a gourmet meal made entirely from trash and feed it to a room full of people including but not limited to politicians, well known chefs, sports figures and actors. Trash?  Yes trash or at least that's what it was considered to be by the grocers and 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...]

$18.98 Garden Utility Cart


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Tote tools and collect yard waste with this Garden Utility Cart! Has wheeled mobility so you can easily move from one spot to the next without picking up a bunch of tools and carrying them around by hand. The Cart has slots for long-handled items like rakes and brooms, and small tools like a garden trowel. Even has a yard & harvest bag station for leaf, grass clipping or garden waste removal. … [Read more...]

Designing Next Years Garden


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Now is the time to start planning and designing next years garden not while you’re standing in the nursery contemplating every new plant that tempts you.  Whether it be your whole yard or a pot you have been holding onto not knowing what to do with.  So lets spend some time looking at your garden now, viewing it objectively while your successes and failures make themselves known.  When your thinking of plants think first of heights so you can layer your plants, tallest in back and smallest in … [Read more...]

$19.99 Fiskars Garden Tool Set


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Summer is here, and those bushes need pruning! With this 5-piece Fiskars Gardening Set, you will be ready for this year's gardening festivities! Each set includes a Telescoping Bypass Lopper that is perfect for pruning those low branches. It extends from 24" to 37" so you can get to those hard to reach areas in the yard. It also comes with a Power Gear Action Bypass Lopper that will grind through branches and pesky bushes with ease. The set also includes a Folding Pruning Saw and a latex dipped … [Read more...]

Wiz Kid Jill Bearden’s Tomato Eggplant Bake


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Thank you Jill this sounds great! With all the tomatoes I have growing I had to come up with a recipe to use them all. My 19yr old stepson loves this. Tomato Eggplant Bake 1 medium eggplant (1 pound), peeled and cut into 1/2-inch slices Salt 1 large tomato, sliced 1 medium onion, sliced 6 tablespoons butter, melted, divided 1/2 teaspoon dried basil 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs 4 slices mozzarella cheese, cut into thirds 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese Place … [Read more...]

$22.99 Womens Home and Garden Guaranteed Mystery Box


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Womens Home & Garden Mystery Box for only $22.99!! This box will be filled with items for your home, garden and women's health and beauty. Kitchen items, sprinklers, lotions, candles and more miscellaneous items we have left over from other daily deals. Standard Shipping rates apply. … [Read more...]

$22.99 Womens Home and Garden Guaranteed Mystery Box


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Womens Home & Garden Mystery Box for only $22.99!! This box will be filled with items for your home, garden and women's health and beauty. Kitchen items, sprinklers, lotions, candles and more miscellaneous items we have left over from other daily deals. Standard Shipping rates apply. … [Read more...]

Hand Stamped Vintage Garden Marker


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  Groopdealz is offering these charming vintage silverware that has been hammered flat and hand stamped with any saying of your choice for $10.00. Because the garden markers are vintage each piece will be slightly different. The texture can be hammered or flat and please specify fork or spoon. Forks have a 7 letter maximum. Examples for Garden Markers: Personalize with a last name, Perennial, Annual, Veggies, Fruit, Organic, Love is grown here, Herb Garden, Grown with love, … [Read more...]

$22.99 Womens Home and Garden Guaranteed Mystery Box


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This box will be filled with items for your home, garden and women's health and beauty. Kitchen items, sprinklers, lotions, candles and more miscellaneous items we have left over from other daily deals. Standard Shipping rates apply. … [Read more...]

$22.99 Womens Home and Garden Guaranteed Mystery Box


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This box will be filled with items for your home, garden and women's health and beauty. Kitchen items, sprinklers, lotions, candles and more miscellaneous items we have left over from other daily deals. Standard Shipping rates apply. … [Read more...]

Its Not Your Black Thumb


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Do you think you have a black thumb? Regardless of the size of your yard choosing the location in your yard to plant is just as important as which plants you choose to put there. Most of us have a combination yard meaning we fall into a couple of the examples below if not all of them. Choosing a plant that requires 8+ hours of shade will usually struggle or die in a sunny location. Full sun Full shade Morning sun Afternoon sun Dry soil Moist soil Loose, clay, hard pack or sandy soil to … [Read more...]

Vertical Gardens


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With our ever shrinking yards the current trend this summer happens to be vertical gardens and gardening in small spaces.  Check with your local garden club or local small nursery to find out what is in season in your area.  There are several ways to do a vertical garden, but when you talk to a professional at a good garden center there could be confusion about vertical gardens, vertical farms and living walls. “A vertical farm refers to vertical plantings that are used specifically for food … [Read more...]

Top 10 Best Growing Crops For Children


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It is gratifying to watch kids interest and self-esteem grow as the gardening efforts yielded good results. Although there are many crops suitable for the young gardeners, here are our "top 10"  which are relatively easy to grow, have short growing seasons and are fun to harvest. SUNFLOWERS A must for a child's garden. Plant just one or two, since they take a lot of room.  In 8 weeks, the buds will flower revealing hundreds of seed kernels. I had to laugh the first time my husband saw how you … [Read more...]

Grow An Herb Garden Using Strawberry Pots


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I've  had several strawberry pots given to me over the years and frankly I don't think they are very efficient when it comes to water distribution and retention for the plants. I studied the pots and experimented with different types of plants including drought tolerant plants.  I've even put the planted pot in the green house to see if humidity would help and no matter what I did the plants eventually started to die.  To keep that from happening I had to transplant the plants into other … [Read more...]