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6 Beautiful Tough Plants to Grow in Your Garden

Although there are so many varieties of plants we can grow, I tend to rely on a few tried-and-true favorites. These low-care, tough plants are beautiful and they come back year after year. They are also popular in gardens as they provide a pleasing variety of colors, textures, shapes and height. Soil doesn’t have to be rich to grow these…

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How to Grow More Geraniums from Cuttings

One of the best flowers in my garden that gives me joy is the “Martha Washington” geranium (Zone 5-10). The beautiful, velvety ruffled-edge petals comes in single to three colors in one flower. The leaves release a citrusy fragrance when crushed. This wonderful geranium is easy to care for, requires little water and loves a sunny location. They flower well…

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How to Protect Young Seedlings from Critters

I’m sure a lot of people can relate to this situation. Spring time got me excited to grow things so I sowed some seeds. After two weeks, when the seedlings were ready, I transplanted them to the ground. Then in a matter of a few days, I discovered them sadly eaten by critters. Nothing remained except a small portion of…

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Quarantine Gardening – Why Not?

Since we are on lockdown indefinitely, I am taking the time to do quarantine gardening and catch up on spring gardening chores. There are so many things I can definitely think of in order to use most of the free time staying home. If you enjoy gardening like me, here are some projects that I hope will inspire you too………

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Sedum Palmeri – The Easiest Plant to Grow

One of the easiest plant to grow for me is Sedum Palmeri (Stonecrop). It’s just a wonderful plant that really checks all the boxes. Once you get your hands on this succulent, I’m sure you will want to plant them all over the yard. My first sedum came from cuttings given to me by my aunt. I was in Rome,…

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How to Prune a Lemon Tree

I’ve had lemon trees for years and I just love growing them. They’re filled with shiny evergreen foliage, fragrant flowers and lots of fruit. Can you count the many ways we can use lemons? If you take good care of a lemon tree, it will result in bountiful harvest. And one of the ways to take care of it is…

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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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