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Sustainable Living
Sustainable Living

Water-Thrifty, Drought-Resistant Plants

As we strive to create flourishing landscapes—both in our own small spaces and in our communities at large—we are faced with diminishing natural resources on a very large scale. The traditional model of large, thirsty lawns and paved Read More

Deck & Patio Furnishings: Seating, Dining, Wind & Sun Screens, Storage, Entertaining & More
Home Repair + Improvement
Home Repair + Improvement

How to Make a Panel Planter

Put your plants on a pedestal with an eye-catching DIY panel planter from Michael R. Johnson’s how-to guide Deck & Patio Furnishings. There are countless ways to build a planter. It is, after all, just a pretty box into which we Read More

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Gardening
Gardening

Water Retentive Soil and other Water Saving Tips

Droughts can be devastating to a garden. When trying to conserve water you might have to get a little creative so your plants can survive the low water conditions. With water retentive soil and these other water tips, you can keep the water Read More

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Gardening
Gardening

5 Steps to Dividing Perennials or Ornamental Grass

When dividing perennials or ornamental grass, it is important to wait until after the last frost. This may be hard to determine, but for Tennessee and Kentucky, it is usually early in the month of March. Dividing your perennials or Read More

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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
Gardening
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
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

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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