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Slay Slugs and Snails

Slay Slugs and Snails

Slay Slugs and Snails

At some point, you will have to contend with slugs in your vegetable garden and flower gardens.  Use this simple trick to slay slugs and snails on your container plantings and if you already have an infestation try this homemade recipe on your hostas and flowers.

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How To Get Rid Of Fungus Gnats on Houseplants

How To Get Rid Of Fungus Gnat on Houseplants

How To Get Rid Of Fungus Gnat on Houseplants

The weather turns colder and immediately you turn your attention to bringing in some of your outdoor plants.  A day or two goes by and you find a wealth of small flies hanging around your plants. Ugh! Fungus Gnats.  Let me share with you how to get rid of fungus gnats on houseplants.

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Vivid Tea Kettle

Vivid Tea Kettle Garden Planting Container

Vivid Tea Kettle

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If you can find a tea kettle with a handle they look mighty sweet hanging on garden posts, decks, and fences. Plant flowers of the opposite side of the color wheel as the teapot’s color.  This makes a BOLD visual statement in a flower garden.



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Tomato Basil Mozzarella Skewers

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Have basil and cherry tomatoes coming out of your ears? I do! Try these fresh tomato basil mozzarella skewers for a quick snack or appetizer.

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Use Less Soil in Your Planting Containers

Use Less Soil in Your Planting Containers

Use Less Soil in Your Planting Containers

Use these tips to use less soil in your planting containers. We all have those x-large outdoor pots that need to be filled with soil for holding beautiful flower arrangements, herbs and produce.  Over the years I have used several items to serve this purpose.  Some were excellent choices and some, poor choices.

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Dried Flower Potpourri

Dried flower potpourri

Dried Flower Potpourri

Dried flower potpourri dates all the way back to the ancient Egyptians who incorporated it as part of their royal rituals.  Today, the art of drying florals is making a come back and are included in potpourri, sachets and blended with fragrant and richly scented essential oils.
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Plant in Full Sun

What Does Plant in Full Sun Mean

In order to choose a plant, you need to know what plant in full sun really means. It is fairly simple, let me explain.

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Oh, Husband. I Need Your Jeans

Oh Husband I Need Your Jeans Recycling Jeans in the Garden as Planter

Oh, Husband. I Need Your Jeans

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When your husbands work jeans have seen better days – give them a new use for a season.

Oh, Husband. I Need Your Jeans
Directions
• Stuff the legs of the pants with plastic grocery bags
• Stick containers into the waistband (two are shown)

Yep That’s It
Couldn’t get any easier…but it is so stinkin’ cute. Be prepared for plenty of compliments.



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The three-petaled spiderwort wildflowers are usually blue to a variety of purples, but may also be pink, white or red.
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A common woodland plant that produces purple-spotted and striped leaves in the spring (April–May).

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If you have a vegetable garden or a flower garden at some point you will see proof of spittlebug or froghoppers in the garden. Proof you ask?  What is that proof?

Spittlebug or Froghoppers in the Garden

If you have a vegetable garden or a flower garden at some point you will see proof of spittlebug or froghoppers in the garden. Proof you ask?  What is that proof?

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Eastern American Toad Thrilling Video

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The Eastern American Toad thrilling video - the thrilling sound can last for up to 30 seconds at a time.  The video contains one image of the toad and the audio sound.

The Eastern American Toad thrilling video – (thrilling) is the sound they make. The thrilling sound can last for up to 30 seconds at a time and you normally hear them in May in Wisconsin.

Currently, this is what the little pond down the street from me sounds like. The video contains one image of the toad so you know what critter to look for and the audio sound – so you too, can identify the thrilling sound the Eastern American Toad makes.

PS – Yes, the name of the sound they make is called thrilling 🙂

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Common Flicker

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Newspaper Barrier Prevents Weeds

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