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Grow Your Own Safflower Seed

Grow Your Own Safflower Seed

 

Grow Your Own Safflower Seed

If you have a feeder above your flower bed or had any open soil then you more than likely have had transplants from the feeder. My first experience of seed transplants was sunflowers but did you know you can grow your own safflower seed too?  Yep, you can.  It is easy too.
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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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Fall Lawn Aerating Promotes Greener Lawns

Fall Lawn Aerating Promotes Greener Lawns

Fall Lawn Aerating Promotes Greener Lawns

Want to complement your flower garden next year? A lively and healthy yard is one way to do this. A green lawn starts in the fall. One of the ways you can achieve a lush, healthy, carpet of green grass for next year is to aerate your lawn this fall. Because fall lawn aerating promotes greener lawns.
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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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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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Achillea

Achillea or Yarrow Flowers


Achillea

Achillea or better known as yarrow is one of the flowers that I grow in my flower garden for cutting purposes. There are over 1000 varieties of this beauty.  The plants range from small border type plants to giant, show-stopping backdrops.
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American Goldfinch

American Goldfinch

The American Goldfinch is a beautiful songbird that you can easily attract you your backyard.  The males have bright yellow coats with a bold black cap and black wings barred with white. The female is less striking with olive-yellow feathers.
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