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Growing Shrubs in Containers
Many people grow shrubsin the ground. It the normal thing to do, right? Why not mix it up a little bit and plant your next shrub into a pot. If you put the pot on wheels, you can move it to other areas of your yard more easily then digging it up and transplanting it.
Hardening Your Plants
You've grown your plants from seed and they have grown indoors with protection. Now you want to plant them outdoors. Wait! You need to harden them off first before you transplant them into the ground.
Hardy Ground Cover Plants
Plants that can hold up under foot traffic, but are pretty enough to plant between your stepping stones.
Hardy Shrubs for Zone 4
Planting shrubs provide your yard with privacy. It also gives birds a home and often if it has berries, will give birds and wildlife food for the winter. It takes some work to plant them, but they will provide you years of a cool, beautiful haven in your own yard.
Harvesting Flower Seeds
Tired of spending money every spring for flowers. Why not harvest the seeds from flowers you like and grow your own. It is easy to do and it won't break the bank account.
Harvesting Vegetable Seeds
When you plant your vegetable garden, are there certain kinds of plants you stick to every year? If they are not hybrid plants, then you can gather the seed and start your own plants next season.
Harvesting Your Produce
When is the best time to pick your vegetables? How do you store them for later use? Some of these questions will be answered in this week's article.
Heirloom Tomato Plants
The snow is finally beginning to melt. Tonight for the first time in many months, it is warm enough to rain. Nothing makes me think of gardening more than hearing that sweet gentle rain falling. Even the robins have returned and are out finding food. All this has made me think . . .Tomatoes.
Herb Plants for Every Home and Garden
Every landscape and sunny kitchen windowsill should have herb plants growing. Add fresh herbs to your recipes, or to help clean the air.
Herbs and Their Many Uses
We use herbs in cooking and potpourri, but it has so many other uses. Why not take a part of your garden and plant some herbs. Some are pretty and others will send fragrance into the air when you walk by.
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