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Fish Pellets as Fertilizer

Fish Pellets as Fertilizer

Fish Pellets as Fertilizer

Whenever I can I like to use organic fertilizers.  People ask me all the time how I grow such mammoth rhubarb plants and I always grin and I say I’m not sure.  That grin should be a tell all – I do know, I’m just not telling.  Until today. Fish pellets as fertilizer is the secret.

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Pink Garden Phlox

Pink Garden Phlox - Crisp, Clean Color Summer to Fall for Flower Gardens

Pink Garden Phlox

Perennial that is planted as the backbone in my flower garden. The Purplish-pink flowers provide crisp, clean color all summer long and into fall and a fragrance that welcomes any garden visitor.

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Wildflowers to Plant for Birds Video

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A video you can share or save that highlights the main points of this post.

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Selecting Garden Plant Bulbs

Selecting Garden Plant Bulbs

Selecting Garden Plant Bulbs

I’m a person that likes to see and hold my bulbs in my hand when selecting garden plant bulbs. So, ordering my bulbs from an online source is out of the question for me. But, sometimes, it happens that I have to order online.  In that case I cross my fingers and hope I get good ones.  After they arrive I still go over the 4 simple steps below.  If they fail, the postmaster will get them back.
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10 Wildflowers that Attract Birds to Your Yard

10 Wildflowers That Attract Birds to Your Yard If you want to attract birds to your yard and also would like to add a splash of color with flowers, might I suggest the best of both worlds? Wildflowers are native to the United States. They are easy to grow in most soils. They are beautiful and birds like chickadees, bluebirds, nuthatches, cardinals, blue jays, titmice, orioles and a whole slew of additional birds will visit them during the growing season.

10 Wildflowers That Attract Birds to Your Yard

If you want to attract birds to your yard and also would like to add a splash of color with flowers, might I suggest the best of both worlds?

Below are 10 wildflowers that you can plant in your yard that birds enjoy.  As an added bonus, they are all easy to grow because they are native to the United States. Most attract beautiful butterflies too.
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Overwintering Geraniums

Overwintering Geraniums

I try to keep myself busy with a multitude of home and garden project during the winter.  This year, I wanted to test a theory a friend passed along about overwintering geraniums.

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Hen and Chick Boot Planter

Hen and Chick Boot Planter

Hen and Chick Boot Planter

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Looking for a way to spruce up your entryway and welcome guests? Want to add some interest to an outdoor patio table? This hen and chick boot planter is the way to go.

Fill the boots with a little gravel on the bottom and potting soil.

You do not need to fill your boot completely, remember the mother “hen” plant with take care of adding more “chicks” throughout the growing season.

See Varieties of Hen and Chick Plants on Amazon.com

 

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Old Wash Tub Flower Pots

Old Wash Tub Flower Pots

I use old washtub flower pots and aluminum pails that I pick up at thrift shops and at yard sales all the time.

I will always purchase a few here and there to plant my annuals in.  They make excellent focal points in the yard.

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Poinsettia Care

The do's and don'ts of poinsettia care. Keep your plant healthy and blooming throughout the Christmas season.

Poinsettia Care

The do’s and don’ts of poinsettia care. Keep your plant healthy and blooming throughout the Christmas season.

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Thrifty Finds for the Garden

Thrifty Finds for the Garden

Thrifty Finds for the Garden

I love using items that I can reuse in the garden as planters.

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Fish Pellets as Fertilizer Fish Pellets as Fertilizer Whenever I can I like to use organic fertilizers.  People ask me all the time how I grow such mammoth rhubarb plants and I...
Digging Up Canna Bulbs Digging Up Canna Bulbs In the Midwest we find ourselves digging up canna bulbs to store for winter. If we chose not to; we will lose our plant and...
Hen and Chick Boot Planter Hen and Chick Boot Planter Want to share my images on your blog? Read here. Looking for a way to spruce up your entryway and welcome guests? Wan...
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