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Collecting and Planting Milkweed Seed

Collecting and Growing Milkweed Seed for Monarchs

Each female monarch butterfly lays one egg on an individual milkweed plant, depositing up to 100 eggs daily.  The only food source for the caterpillar is milkweed plants. For that reason, it is important to have a healthy milkweed population. Collecting and planting milkweed seed is a way to make sure we have a future healthy monarch population.
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Morning Glories Are One Of My Favorite Climbing Vines

Grow Beautiful Morning Glories! Attract birds, hummingbirds and butterflies.

Morning glories will always have a special place in my heart as one of my favorite climbing vines.  When I was a young girl, I would pass a trellis of morning glories entering my neighbor’s home.  I always thought they were pretty but didn’t realize their true beauty and symbolism until later in life. Continue Reading →

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Look To Nature When Deciding When To Plant Yearly Vegetable Gardens

Look To Nature When Deciding When To Plant Yearly Vegetable Gardens


Look To Nature When Deciding When To Plant Yearly Vegetable Gardens

There as never been a fast and hard rule for timetables for weather.  Each year planting is different and can vary from the past year.  But, lucky Mother Nature gives us signs each year of when that time is.  Look to nature when deciding when to plant yearly vegetable gardens.
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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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