Easy Easter Centerpiece from the Garden


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Easy Easter Centerpiece Here's an Easter centerpiece you can make in less than an hour and you will have everyone talking about it during Easter dinner and for days to come. This is also a great gardening craft project you can do with your kids as well. The next time you have spare eggs, gently tap the top of the eggs to get the yolks & whites out and recycle the shells for your Easter decorations. After you've emptied the egg from its shell, remove little pieces at a time to get the … [Read more...]

Strawberry Pots – Grow An Herb Garden


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Strawberry Pots Herb Gardens 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 … [Read more...]

Soil – Is One Brand Better Than Another?


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Soil Brands Is one brand of soil better than another? The short answer is no. When my husband and I began to prepare our new garden we went to the home improvement center to buy some vegetables that are best purchased already started and seeds for the rest. I always see people contemplating the soil prices and wondering if one brand versus another really matters in the long run. The decision maker for most people is in the marketing from one manufacture to another because we are more … [Read more...]

What Kind Of Gardener Are You?


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Are You a Beginner or Advanced Gardener? How do you define a gardener? According to the American Heritage Dictionary, they define one as: One who works in or tends a garden for pleasure or hire from a company like Red Shovel landscaping. 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 next year, you are a … [Read more...]

Training Update: FOUR Days until go time


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Training Update Finale Here we are. Time for my last training update. I have four days before my first half marathon! I am so nervous I can hardly stand it. This road has been long and it has not been easy, but I am almost at the end of it. Four months ago I began this journey having never run more than a mile or two in my life. I had no idea how to run, what equipment I would need, or if I would even be able to withstand the training. I have had nice runs and not so nice (running in a … [Read more...]

Make Your Own Planters From Plastic Bottles


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DIY Planters When we think about recycling it usually involves setting items at the curb to be hauled off, why not repurpose what you have on hand and turn it into something beautiful that you can enjoy everyday or give as a gift? Reusing what we consider to be trash is not only Earth friendly but very cost effective for us as well. Materials needed for this Planters project: Glue gun & glue stick 1 Bag Cinnamon sticks from Michael’s cut in half.  Don’t be perfect!!! … [Read more...]

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