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February in the Flower Garden

In even the smallest garden its best to get ahead of the game during February and get on with jobs that will save you time once spring really gets underway. It is easy come April to realize that you should have pruned your roses in February. So here is a quick list of vital jobs …

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February Jobs in the Garden

If you look carefully you will start to see the first signs of spring in the garden this month. Catkins appear on trees, the first bulbs start to poke their heads trough the soil and a few brave flowers begin to appear. With January over, gardeners begin to look forward to spring. But this month …

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Are Your Houseplants Safe?

There is nothing more attractive and cheerful than a room filled with healthy green houseplants. They offer aesthetics to the interior of our homes, improve indoor air quality, and often provide emotional satisfaction to the caregiver in getting the plant to bloom or produce new growth. However, did you know that plant exposures are some …

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Gardening for Beginners: What Are Annuals?

What are annuals? Annuals, in the world of gardening, refer to the plants (usually very colorful flowers) that you plant once in the Spring and they die before Winter. They are called “annuals” because they live for one gardening year only. There are several things you need to know about annuals. The components that make …

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8 Amazing Aromatherapy Essential Oils with Everyday Uses

Centuries after the ancient Egyptians used aromatherapy, the practice is still being used. Whether you burn a candle, warm a few drops of oil, or massage the oils onto your skin, aromatherapy promotes physical and mental well-being.  With so many essential oils out there to choose from, finding the perfect aroma may be daunting; but …

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How to Make Homemade Natural Cleaning Products

The reasons for making natural cleaning products are varied, but often include one or more of the following reasons: saving money and reducing the chemicals used in our homes to both protect the health of our families and the environment. Find three natural cleaning recipes below, and find some commonly used effective ingredients for natural …

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Marvelous Mint: Planting, Harvesting, and Usage

Mint or Mentha is much more than a plant grown to brew tea. The aromatic fresh green leaves can be used in the kitchen to spice up a fruit salad, sherbet, and ice cream. There are numerous other reasons to grow mint. The list includes the following: Planting Mint This fragrant perennial becomes a constant, …

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Getting Creative in the Kitchen With Zucchini

Gardeners love zucchini for numerous reasons. Once planted, this species of summer squash requires little maintenance to deliver a generous harvest. Young bright green or yellow zucchini of about 6 to 8 inches long and 2 inches in diameter contain few seeds and are perfect for most recipes. Larger zucchinis are tougher and develop more …

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January in the Vegetable Garden

There’s always plenty to do in even the smallest vegetable garden. There are some essential jobs to do in January as well as those that mean you will have a head start come the beginning of spring. Whether its getting ahead by planting early vegetables in the greenhouse or preparing the ground for this year’s …

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The Garden in January: Jobs to Do and Plants of Interest

Now that Christmas is over, us gardeners are resigned to a couple of months of dark cold days when the garden looks very sparse, before new plants and shoots begin to appear. However, there is always something you can do in January, even if it’s indoors. Take stock of your garden and do some planning …

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