Articles for tag: Butterfly Gardens, Easy Gardening, Japanese Gardens, Umbrellas

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Outdoor Shade Ideas for Your Garden, Deck, Patio and Porch

On hot summer days, your indoor spaces can feel hotter than outdoor ones. But only if you can hide in the shade. So how can you introduce more shade into your garden, deck, patio or porch? Here are 9 imaginative shade ideas for creating outdoor retreats from the summer heat. Parachute Cover Army Navy Surplus ...

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Gardening Inspite of Your Pine Trees; Great Shade Plants

Gardening under pine trees may seems to be an intimidating task; however, knowing the right plants to plant is half the battle. Make sure the plants you choose are hardy for your region, are shade loving, and knowing their watering needs will likewise help you out. Having a front yard full of pine trees, but ...

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A Beginner’s Guide to Planting a Low Water Street Garden

Water conservation is a subject that has many people talking. As our population grows, our natural water resources are feeling the strain. Certain parts of the country, especially in the south west, are already feeling the impact of limited water resources. Low water gardening is an alternative way of gardening that reduces water use. Low ...

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Using Lime in Gardens and Lawns

In soil with a pH testing of below 6.0, garden lime should be added to “sweeten” the garden soil and lawn, which strengthens plant roots and stems. If soil testing is not possible, or time is limited there are several conditions to recognize high acidic soil. Soil that is subject to a lot of rain ...

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Are Runner Ducks a Good Choice for the Garden?

If you have runner ducks in your garden, you already know what a hoot they can be. It’s so much fun watching them run around tilting their heads to see what you are up to. If you are like me, you could sit for hours watching them. I put a bench in my garden just ...

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DIY: How to Build a Garden Bed from Scratch

There’s more to gardening that sticking a shovel in the ground, clearing the grass and tossing seeds in the ground. Healthy produce takes time to grow, and it starts with healthy soil. This process should actually begin the season before your first planting. If you’re beginning it now, that’s okay. You won’t have a bumper ...

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How to Plant a Flagpole Garden

My family likes to joke that I use “The Force” in gardening. I like to consider it just plain old common sense. Lets take my flagpole garden. Common sense dictates that the tallest plants are those closest to the pole itself while the shorter plants are the ones that edge this particular garden area. You ...

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Start a Strawberry Garden

One of the most beautiful and most tasty fruits in the entire world would be the strawberry. This red sweet berry is loved and eaten throughout the entire planet. As like most fruits, strawberries taste much better when they are homegrown than they do store-bought. The reason being that many of the fruits and vegetables ...

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Growing Bok Choy in Your Garden

Growing bok choy in your garden is very easy and rewarding. Bok choy is also called Chinese cabbage and is used in many Asian recipes such as seafood, beef, chicken and pork stir fries. It is also used in many soups and stews. Bok choy is a cool weather crop that does best in early ...