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5 Things To Grow Now For Your Tastiest Summer Ever

Spring is here and that means it is time for us all to get back into the garden, discover what has made it through the winter, what has not and begin planting for a new season of growth. Ever dream of that perfect kitchen garden, full of all the ingredients you need right outside your door – […]

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Container Herb Garden From Seed #OXOSpringGardening

Spring and Summer-like temperatures, have come to our neighborhood and I am finally creating the container herb garden from seed I have been talking about for the last couple of years. Included in this project is replacing the mix of planters currently on our balcony with a constant look of one style, using all organic […]

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Gardening: What Is A Tulip?

tu·lip noun \ˈtü-ləp, ˈtyü-\ : a large, bright flower that is shaped like a cup and that grows in the spring :  any of a genus (Tulipa) of Eurasian bulbous herbs of the lily family that have linear or broadly lanceolate leaves and are widely grown for their showy flowers; also :  the flower or […]

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Mother’s Day history and a gift for mom!

The idea for a “Mother’s Day” is credited by some to Julia Ward Howe (1872) and by others to Anna Jarvis (1907), who both suggested a holiday dedicated to a day of peace. Many individual states celebrated Mother’s Day by 1911, but it was not until Wilson lobbied Congress in 1914 that Mother’s Day was […]

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ABC Action News Segment to Support Eco Fest 2013

    Krayl Funch of An Appealing Plan and Brian Potts of Porchside Coffee, were in the ABC Action News Studio to help support the upcoming Eco Fest 2013 on the Learning Gate Community School campus.   As mentioned in the short video there will be family activities and workshops throughout the day. For the second year An […]

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Garden Inspired Reading

GROW COOK EAT Grow Cook Eat will inspire people who already buy fresh, seasonal, local, organic food to grow the food they love to eat. For those who already have experience getting their hands dirty in the garden, this handbook will help them refine their gardening skills and cultivate gourmet quality food. The book also […]

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The Home Depot Launchs the “Doing Nation”

Do your spring plans include projects such as a Vertical Garden? Patio Firepit?? Raised Vegetable bed?? Consider joining the Home Depot in their Doing Nation program recently launch, running from April 12, 2012 till May 24, 2012, with the potential of up to $125,000 being donated to partner non-profits. Sure you have to head to […]

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My Fantasty Land – Epcot 2012 Flower & Garden Show

  Not usually a “Disney” girl Epcot has won me over. It is my grown-up fantasy world where life is good. The plants and grounds are perfectly manicured. The food and wine are perfectly placed and always tasty {ok the escargot in France were not my favorite. But no one is perfect right?}     […]

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EcoFest  2012. Be there and be GREEN!

EcoFest  2012 is a community event organized by Learning Gate Community School to  celebrate the many businesses, organizations, and individuals in the Tampa Bay  area dedicated to the principles of sustainability – Ecology, Equity and  Economy.     EcoFest  2012 will be held on April 14, 2012 on the school grounds in Lutz,  Florida.  The […]

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Sonoma Cottage #AnAppealingPlan

Cottage in Sonoma

No I don’t want to go home. Would you want to leave this courtyard lined with olive trees and Rosemary hedges. A bed of fine gravel as the bases with other areas of flagstone and bright green spring grass poking through. Sure it’s is still chilly in Sonoma but the sunshine and people make it […]

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SPRING Entranceways!! We love you!!

Spring. For a small word it brings an enormous amount of memories and positive energy to the air and to the humans for that matter.  It means we can head outside, play in the grass, hear the birds chirping, see the sun again, switch out our closets, cook with local fresh herbs and vegetables, make fresh salads from […]

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Teenage Greens

Mother Nature never ever ceases to amaze me. My little mixed lettuce seeds were just micro greens less than 12 days ago…. ….and now they are filling the pot as teenage leaves. Beautiful shades of greens and purples. I water daily and stare at them trying to calculate just how much they have grown since […]

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krayl funch #AnAppealingPlan Sunday Salad

Sunday Salad

  A quick fresh salad made for Sunday Dinner. Fresh mixed greens and Portobello mushrooms with a home made dressing of: SUNDAY SALAD INGREDIENTS • olive oil • walnut oil • shallots • Thyme • fresh lemon juice • apple vinegar • local honey This with a side of basic pizza. P-e-r-f-e-c-t dinner with the […]

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krayl funch #AnAppealingPlan Drying Thyme & Mint

A Little Thyme In the Sun

Recently I planted lettuce seeds in a patio container already full with Thyme, now the lettuce is growing {can’t wait to taste that first salad} so decided it was time to cut back the overgrown Thyme and dry half of it for cooking and use the other half for my candle collection. My mint has […]

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Outdoor Entertaining ~ Let There Be Light

Spring Entertaining means Outside Entertaining, but as most areas of the country are still waiting for daylight savings time to give us that additional hour of precious light, evenings still require additional lighting for dining, sitting by the fire or simply to light the way to your front door. I was drawn into the Atlanta Urban Trends Collection […]

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Did You Know?: Food Stamps Can Grow Gardens.

The below information was originally provided by Claire Thompson via grist. After reading the article, which sparked a glimmer of hope in the federal food stamp program,  I felt the information and links appealing and inspiring enough to share here in its entirety.   “A few years ago, back when she still had a job in the natural-foods industry, “my kids […]

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Herb Gardens for your kitchen

Gifts for the Foodie: DIY Kitchen Herb Gardens

Still searching for a gift for the foodie on your list? Create an organic kitchen herb garden for the counter or sunny window. Collect all your supplies: * Organic Herbs from local farmers market (or most grocery stores are now carrying fresh options by Shenandoah Growers in the produce area as well) * Organic Potting Soil – […]

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