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Gardening
Gardening

How to Prune Evergreen Trees in Early Spring

Early spring can bring with it a rush of activity in the garden, preparing for the season’s approaching warmth and new growth, and it can be easy to focus only on the new sprouts, shoots, and blossoms out there. Authors Liz Ball and George Read More

Citrus
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Gardening

3 Pruning Tips for Different Types of Plants

Not all plants need to be pruned, but those who do have different times and specifications. Sometimes it can be hard to determine what those specifications are. Here are some pruning tips from Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico Month by Month Read More

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Gardening
Gardening

Turn Your Raised Bed Garden into a Mini Hoop House

So you’ve built and installed your own raised bed, and your garden is flourishing beautifully. With success comes the inevitable question: Can we do even more? Thanks to Tara Nolan’s book, Raised Bed Revolution, the answer here is YES. You Read More

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Gardening
Gardening

How to Plant and Grow Spinach

When you hear the word spinach, what image pops into your mind? From salads to Popeye’s muscles and everything in between, versatility is the key word when talking about spinach. It can be eaten raw, steamed, added to pasta dishes, and used Read More

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Gardening

How to Make a Classic Glass Bowl Terrarium

It’s no wonder that terrariums are darlings of the garden world: they feature beautiful plants on a petite scale; they’re artful additions to any space; and they make perfect gifts any time of year. Being smack dab in the dead of winter, Read More

flower house
Gardening
Gardening

4 Tips for Building the Perfect Fairy House

Fairy houses are built in and from nature. When building it is important to keep nature in mind. You can find great materials by looking around the woods, the park, or even your backyard. You never know when you will find the perfect place Read More

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Gardening
Gardening

Starting Seeds in February

February is still the middle of winter, but that doesn’t mean you can’t think about your garden! February is a good time to continue planning and maybe start a few seeds inside. Seeding inside is a great way get things started and can help Read More

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Gardening
Gardening

How to Make Bamboo Bundle Planter

Real bamboo makes a great planter for many reasons. It can be used in its natural form, it is relatively decay resistant, and does well when exposed to outside conditions. Bamboo is also fairly easy to work with. Here are the steps to Read More

A stand of fast-growing trees, like these aspens, will create an effective windbreak for your property just a few years after saplings are planted.
Gardening
Gardening

What’s a Windbreak, and How Do I Plant One?

Wind saps heat from homes, forces snow into burdensome drifts, and can damage more tender plants in a landscape. To protect your outdoor living space, build an aesthetically pleasing wall—a “green” wall of trees and shrubs—that will cut the Read More

River birch
Gardening
Gardening

Growing Deer-Resistant Plants

Deer can be devastating visitors to the garden, defoliating the landscape like a swarm of locusts. Your prized specimens can be ruined overnight and some plants such as pine, spruce, arborvitae, and juniper often do not recover. While Read More

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Gardening

How to Regrow Vegetables from Kitchen Scraps

Fresh, organic vegetables can be expensive. Growing your own can help with the cost, but you still have to factor in the cost of seeds. That is, unless you regrow your vegetables from kitchen scrap!  There are certain vegetables that you Read More

The key to creating a successful home landscape with native plants is to understand the natural plant communities that once covered your part of the country and work toward successfully incorporating them into your gardens and landscape. Nature is truly the best garden designer, and you will never go wrong if you attempt to imitate it. This garden in Texas includes ‘Henry Deulberg’ blue salvia, Turk’s cap (Malvaviscus arboreus var. drummondii), redflower false yucca (Hesperaloe parviflora), big muhly grass (Muhlenbergia lindheimer), little bluestem, and blackfoot daisy (Melampodium leucanthum). Photo: Catriona Erler / Grow Native
Sustainable Living
Sustainable Living

What are Native Plants and Why Should We Use Them?

Maybe you’re familiar with native plants and the multifaceted roles they play in our ecosystem, or like many of us, maybe you’re somewhat new to their many benefits. Some of us tend to think of wildflowers when we hear the term “native Read More