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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.

Full Sun Means

  • The plant needs at MINIMUM 4 hours of direct sunlight.
  • The plant will thrive in 4 hours OR MORE direct sunshine.
  • Less than 4 hours of direct sunshine will prevent flowering & growth but may not hurt the plant.

That is it!  Remember those three things and you will master planting a plant that thrives in full sun.

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Newspaper Barrier Prevents Weeds

Newspaper Barrier Prevents Weeds

Did you know that a newspaper barrier prevents weeds in your flower garden?  It is true!  It helps cut down on weeding. 

General Guidelines:

• Use only the black and white printed sections, no sales inserts
• Spread out at least 5 pages at a time
• Cover the newspaper with mulch

Additional Info:
• The newspaper will break down and become part of the soil
• You can easily cut a hole to add additional plants

Why It Works:
As a general rule, plants need to grow towards the light.  The newspaper will block out the sun. You will already have cut holes for your regular plants and mulched around them.   It will not stop weeds completely, but it sure helps!

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Ovenbird Warbler Video

A short 15-second video that shows a picture of the ovenbird warbler and has the audio to hear what the bird sounds like.

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What the Ovenbird Looks Like:

They have olive-brown upperparts and white underparts heavily streaked with black; the flanks have an olive hue. A white ring surrounds the eyes, and a black stripe runs below the cheek. They have a line of orange feathers with olive-green tips running along the top of their head, bordered on each side with blackish-brown. The orange feathers can be erected to form a small crest.

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Go Big or Go Home Wheelbarrow Planter

Go Big or Go Home Wheelbarrow Planter Purchase the largest geraniums that you can find and mix them with trailing ivy to fill an entire wheelbarrow for a grand entrance

Go Big or Go Home Wheelbarrow Planter

 

Purchase the largest geraniums that you can find and mix them with trailing ivy to fill an entire wheelbarrow for a grand entrance – it is the go big or go home wheelbarrow planter.

You can see additional planters under the planting container category.

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Take Some Thyme to Dilly Dally in My Garden

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Take Some Thyme to Dilly Dally in My Garden

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All my herbs planted in a small portable container. Make cute signs for your planters by painting extra large craft sticks and 1 paint stick in an assortment of bright colors.  Attach large craft sticks to paint stick with Waterproof Sticky Ass Glue .  Add a cute saying and spray design with Thompsons Water Seal Multi-Surface Waterproofer clear spray.

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Just Humming Along Wagon

Just Humming Along Flower Garden Planter - Feeding garden stations on wheels are so it is easy to pull into the garage in cases of frost. Go ahead plant your flowers in early spring and wheel them in at night.

Just Humming Along Wagon

Repurpose an old wagon into a hummingbird fiesta.


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Paint the wagon a bright, vivid red coloring and add flowers that hummingbirds enjoy. Here are 10 flowers to plant.

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Whiskey in a barrel? Nope. How about flowers in a barrel?

I know they have came out with the plastic imitation barrels in the stores within the past few years.

Really, there are just no replacements for the real deal.

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