Gardening

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How to Plant Your Own Herb Container Garden

Grow some of your favorite herbs in a container so you can just step outside the kitchen door and pick...


Nasturtiums or ‘Nose-Twisters’?

Have you ever heard of ‘nose-twisters’?  Well if you haven’t – let me tell you that if you have a


Starting Vegetable Seeds Indoors

Do you want to get a head start on your vegetable garden this year? Start growing vegetable seeds indoors! Starting


Using Vines as Groundcover

Most of us are familiar with seeing vines growing up on a wall or fence. But, have you ever thought


Seed Starting Tips

If you haven’t started your seeds yet, now’s the time. Follow these tips for seed starting success! It usually takes


The Story of an Old, Neglected, Nameless Rose

This is a story about an old, overgrown, nameless rose bush.  This poor rose hadn’t been cared for or pruned


Create an Instant Indoor Garden Using Carrot Tops

Next time you are chopping carrots for soup or making carrot sticks, don't throw out the tops. Plant them instead...


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Planting Bare Root Roses

Do you love roses?  I certainly do.  At one point, I had over 40 different rose bushes growing in my

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How to Select Bare Root Roses

It’s hard to believe that there is anything to do in the garden in January, but in zones 8 –


Grow Colorful and Edible Ornamental Kale in Your Garden

Plant ornamental kale to add beauty to your winter garden. Yes, you can eat it, too!


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Why Are Cacti Covered in Spines?

What do you think of when you see a cactus plant?  Do you experience a feeling of wariness about the


Focus on Natives: Carolina Aster

Late-blooming asters are a favorite of many gardeners. One native aster is perfectly suited for the wildlife garden: Carolina aster.


Fire Resistant Plants for Your Landscape

Danger from wildfire is a reality that many people have to deal with. Creating a defensible space around your home and


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Focus on Natives: Georgia Calamint

Georgia Calamint (Calamintha georgiana) is a wildflower native to the southeast. Most of the year, it’s a small shrub covered


Bougainvillea Adds Bright Colors to Your Yard

If you're looking for a beautiful blooming shrub, try bougainvillea! Discover the range of bougainvillea colors and find out the...


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How Do Plants Deal With Drought?

Much of the Southern half of the country has been experiencing drought.  For some, that means that their gardens have

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Skeletons in the Desert

Did you know that the desert is full of skeletons? Not the spooky kind, but another type of skeleton….those of


Grow an Indoor Salad Garden

Are you tired of spending $3 or $4 for a bag of salad greens from your grocery store?  Salad greens


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How To Plant Agave ‘Pups’

Agave are often called ‘Century Plants’ due to the fact that they bloom once and then die.  However, unlike their


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Garden Hazards: Stinging Caterpillars

Last weekend’s post on southern caterpillars was pretty popular, and I’m glad I could share pictures with you of what’s


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The Beautiful Flowers of Cacti

It never ceases to amaze me each year when different species of cacti suddenly transform themselves by putting on a

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Focus on Natives: Giant Swallowtail Butterfly

If you live in the Southeast, perhaps you’ve seen one of these beauties floating through your gardens. It’s the Giant


How to Freeze Fresh Tomatoes, Step-by-Step

If you harvest a bumper crop, follow this easy process to freeze tomatoes for fresh-tasting soups, sauces and salsas.


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Low-Litter Plants for Landscaping Around Swimming Pools

Who doesn’t love to take a dip in the pool on a hot summer’s day?  I certainly do.  But I


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Focus on Natives: Indian Blanketflower

Budget gardeners looking for a terrific pop of color in their gardens from spring through fall (and nearly year-round in


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Flowering Plants For Full Sun

Do you have an area in your garden where the sun just beats down relentlessly, making it hard for your


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Don’t Hate the Cabbage-pillars!

I suppose to many it’s like a scene from a horror film – dozens of little green “worms” devouring the