Kitchen Gardens – The right tools and getting started

You wouldn’t try to carve a roast chicken with a spoon, would you? Of course not! This same philosophy applies for All Year Gardening tools in Summer, Spring, Winter and Autumn. Having the right equipment to do the job will save you countless hours and tons of frustration in the long run. Any experienced gardener will tell you how much […]

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Creating Romance In Your Garden this Valentines Day

What a lovely Valentine’s day gift. There are thousands of ways to incorporate romance into a garden space. Even better, there are no “set in stone” rules, and the outcome is entirely up to you. This article features a wide variety of suggestions to inspire you. And, quite honestly, it’s just the beginning. Let’s get started. Roses According to historians, […]

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One Square Foot of Soil = 6 Feet of Vertical Gardening Growing Space

The Reason Why You Should Try Vertical Gardens For An All Year Gardening Solution   As a home gardening enthusiast, explore the possibilities of vertical gardening. Not only do vertical gardens allow anyone to do some gardening, but it is the perfect solution for an all year gardening solution. If you are still not entirely sold on why you should […]

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Clean Green Smoothie, Mistakes to Avoid and More Recipes

We have all been there – especially after holidays, before summer or just whenever we feel that we have been neglecting our body and therefore need to start treating it better. At that point, we usually think of starting a Clean diet to cleanse your body from the inside out. Your Morning Clean Green Smoothie Greens are a superfood, rich […]

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Natural Landscaping and Getting the Kids Involved

When first approaching natural landscaping, it may seem overwhelming. Natural landscaping and native plants in the forms of fern, flowering shrubs, and even trees are so majestically and perfectly created by Mother Nature that it seems as though we could never recreate its beauty. However, anyone can mimic the beauty of natural landscaping, especially if you make it a family […]

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Learn why these Old East Dallas community gardens have thrived for nearly 30 years

DALLAS — Tucked into Dallas’ rapidly growing urban infrastructure, the East Dallas and Live Oak community gardens are almost impossible to miss. These are two of the city’s oldest, most productive community gardens, striking strips of green along Fitzhugh Avenue. They are thriving bastions of agriculture amidst brick, steel and concrete, between apartment complexes and small…

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Want to help the bees? Keep these out of your garden.

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Three-fourths of the world’s honey contains neonicotinoids. The buzz is that even gardening for bees takes constant vigilance. Deposit photos Entomologist Vera Krischik has a bee and butterfly garden bursting with Mexican sunflowers, goldenrod, salvia and black-eyed susans. But when she has problems with aphids or Japanese beetles, she’s careful to get rid of them responsibly.…

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Make Orange-Rum Liqueur to Give the Gift of Caribbean Tradition

For Jessica B. Harris, the holidays come with rum and clementines O, citrus tree Lauren Monaco Lauren Monaco After many decades spent traveling in the Caribbean around the holidays, I can now understand the subtle signs that Christmas is coming. In Jamaica and Puerto Rico, it’s the appearance of fresh pigeon peas at the market. In…

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These pumpkin recipes are the only ones you’ll need this fall

You know that pumpkin isn’t just for pie anymore. (And we’re talking about the gourd, not the ubiquitous pumpkin pie spice flavoring.) Author DeeDee Stovel agrees. “Many think of pumpkin as existing solely in dessert, especially in pie,” she writes in “The Pumpkin Cookbook.” “In fact, pumpkin is a wonderful vegetable by itself in addition to…

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The science behind the different colours of autumn leaves

Ah, autumn-the air is crisper and the trees are turning brilliant shades of gold, red, and brown. In the temperate areas of the world, it gets very cold in the winter and there is not much sunlight, which the trees need to feed themselves. Leaves are delicate and can’t survive the winter, so the tree prepares…

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Want to help the bees? Keep these out of your garden.

bee

Three-fourths of the world’s honey contains neonicotinoids. The buzz is that even gardening for bees takes constant vigilance. Deposit photos Entomologist Vera Krischik has a bee and butterfly garden bursting with Mexican sunflowers, goldenrod, salvia and black-eyed susans. But when she has problems with aphids or Japanese beetles, she’s careful to get rid of them responsibly.…

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Backyard Veggie Gardening For Your Table

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Earlier this year, 50-year-old Maclean Chambwe left his teaching job to work full time on his gardening project. “There is a lot of poverty in urban areas that can be combatted by simply turning the backyards of houses into viable vegetable gardens,” he says. The Zimbabwean-born father of two has been using a half acre of…

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