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...]

Tipsy Pot Planter


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There are days when I go outside and find  pots in my driveway that people just drop off when I'm not looking so it’s imperative that they’re placed in “like groupings" so I don’t look like the "unorganized crazy pot lady”.  One day while researching a different topic I came across the tipsy pot and became curious about it.  I decided to do more looking on this subject and every tipsy pot I saw was terracotta, I didn't want to use the terracotta I had for two reasons, a)I didn't want to look … [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...]

Basic Plant Requirements


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Everyone I know interested in gardening calls me while they’re at the garden center to ask one question in mind while holding a plant:  Will it thrive in my garden or will I kill it?  They feel they have a black thumb but that’s not the case at all.  Mother Nature has its own conditions you must meet; we cannot make a plant be submissive unless of course we have an awesome greenhouse. When I go to a garden center I normally know what I’m looking for and I've done my home work on it, but there’s … [Read more...]

Community Gardens, Seed & Plant Trading


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Community Gardens , we talk a lot about gardening and how to prepare your soil but what about those of you who don't have a yard, or you live in an apartment and feel left out from the joys of gardening. There’s been a trend called “Community Gardening” for quite some time now.  It allows those of you the needed resources a plot of land to work and grow your own garden. Some community gardens charge for a plot of land and the flexibility to grow small to large gardens. There are also local … [Read more...]