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How to Root Grapevine Cuttings

Because of a good harvest this year, I thought why not root grapevine cuttings. Every year in the fall I cut back the grapevines to encourage healthy growth and to control its size. This is best to do after harvest and the leaves start dying out. To root the cuttings, I decided to try 2 different methods. If one fails,…

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Fall Garden Updates

As I walk through the garden this autumn season I thought it’s a good time to share my garden updates. We all know that when we plant something we hope for the best. However, not all plants grow successfully from seeds, cuttings or division. Certainly there will be successes as well as failures. Tall Avocado You may remember how I…

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How to Reuse Fall Leaves from the Yard

Although it’s a lot of work raking leaves this season, you can save and reuse fall leaves in different ways. So don’t throw them away in the trash bin! Here are a few ways you can reuse them around the house and garden…. Make a wreath – Colorful fall leaves from maple, birch, oak, gingko, aspen, poplar and birch are…

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How to Grow Mangoes from Seed

Each time I eat a sweet and juicy mango I’ve always wondered if I can grow a mango tree from a seed. I know that mangoes are tropical fruit, but here in the U.S. if you live in planting zones 10b to 11, you can grow them. So one day in May I finally tried it. I happened to live…

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Reuse Salad Containers to Grow Seeds

If you like starting seeds in modules or small containers, here is another great way to do it.  After I’ve collected salad containers from the grocery store, I thought why not reuse them to start growing seeds.  What I love about it is they’re free and some of them already have holes for drainage. If they don’t, it’s just so…

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7 Gorgeous White Flowers for Easter

One of the better ways to celebrate Easter is with gorgeous white flowers. I love  decorating and gifting with white flowers for Easter because to me they symbolize purity and holiness. Additionally, white flowers are simple and timeless.  Here are some of my favorite white flowers for Easter…… 1. EASTER LILY Also known as trumpet lily for its large fragrant…

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How to Divide Daylilies

This year I promised myself I will divide daylilies (Hemerocallis) because they got overcrowded in the garden.  Also I have bare spots in the yard that can use new plantings.  So I said it’s time to do it and I’m sharing with you an easy way how.  Just remember, the best time to divide daylilies is in fall or late…

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How to Grow Amazing Calendula

One of my favorite plants to grow is the amazing calendula. I didn’t know much about it before except for they are also known as “pot marigold”.  While I was browsing  online two years ago, I saw the seeds for sale.  Anything that says “easy to grow” I’m interested.  Additionally, the photos of the beautiful flowers attracted me.  So I…

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