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Gardening
Gardening

5 Tips for Succulent Success

Succulents are all the rage, and they're the perfect low-maintenance plant for indoors. But don't mistake low-maintenance for no maintenance. These 5 tips from Success with Succulents will help you keep your succulents healthy all year Read More

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Gardening
Gardening

Kid Project! Bring Fairies to the Garden

When it comes to garden fairies, magic can come to life for gardeners of all ages. For young gardeners, it’s the imagination and story, the what-if and could-it-be of fairies living among us. For those of us slightly past childhood, the Read More

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Gardening
Gardening

Grow Your Own Pizza Herb Garden

It doesn’t matter if you’re a cheese-only fan, a pesto-instead-of-tomato-sauce person, a deep-dish lover, an acolyte of thin crusts, or even living on the edge with (gasp!) calzones: pizza is part of your world. The unifying element of Read More

Sustainable systems, like this old-growth forest, are self-perpetuating sponges. They are built to capture and hold onto sunlight and water. Nutrients are continually recycled between the active soil ecosystem below ground and the productive forest above ground, maintaining a productive, layered, and diverse forest ecosystem.
Sustainable Living
Sustainable Living

The Philosophy of the Soil Sponge

Learning about soil health can be like cannon-balling into the deep end of a pool: there’s a lot to learn, and the details can get complex very fast. You know you need to care for your soil, but how do you know where to begin? Elizabeth Read More

Larkspur are tall, with flowers blooming along half of the stem.
Gardening
Gardening

3 Hardy Annual Flowers for Your Cut Garden

For those not in the know, a cut garden (also called a cut patch) is a plot of your garden used specially to grow flowers you plan to cut and arrange. They're often beautiful annuals used to decorate your home, a gift for your mom, or even Read More

Three wine bottles on their side in a stand, filled with cactus and succulents.
Gardening
Gardening

Up-cycling Wine Bottles in the Garden

Cacti and succulents are great plants for just about any type of environment and container. One receptacle you might not have thought to put plants in are old wine bottles! If your recycling is filling up, don’t worry, we have a project for Read More

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Gardening
Gardening

Find Your Indoor Kitchen Garden

Take what you know about growing your garden (such as: start in the spring; tend in the summer; harvest in the fall) and set that aside—because Indoor Kitchen Gardening is here with easy tips for growing herbs, greens, and other garden Read More

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Pets + Animals
Pets + Animals

Fill Your Yard with Beautiful Finches

Goldfinches bring merry darts of lemon yellow and bright gold to bird feeders in many regions of the US and the United Kingdom, making it one of the best-loved and most familiar visitors year-round. Michael Berger offers us a way to further Read More

A wide view of a box with succulents and safari animals in it.
Gardening
Gardening

Kids Project! Succulent African Safari Garden

Activating a child’s creative side is important, and this fun outdoor project will do just that! It will also get children to interact with nature and learn about some new plants. This project is a simple, 5-step Safari Garden. Kids can be Read More

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Gardening
Gardening

Get Planting with Sprouts of Your Own

Do you remember the first time you learned how to plant seeds? Chances are you learned with the help of an easy-to-do egg carton method, placing soil and a seed in each of the carton’s pockets. Use these simple materials to bring the fun Read More

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Gardening
Gardening

Water-Smart Landscapes

Gardening is a fun and relaxing activity. Water restrictions are common in places with frequent droughts, and these areas have to consider these restrictions when planning a garden. Even if you are in a wetter climate, you may still want to Read More