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Seasonal Cut Greens Bring Color to Your Entranceway Containers

Winter temperatures and cloudy skies can leave garden containers looking less than attractive. Placing cut greens like such as Pine boughs and Magnolia trimmings along with Red Dogwood branches, and Pinecones will add life and texture until they can be replanted. Most will be available in your yard but if not, head to a farmers […]

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Gifts For The Gardener: Paperwhites

  Looking for a great way to give the gardener on your list flowers for the holidays and beyond: Grow them yourself — indoors. You can have fun picking out the perfect container to suit the recipients personal style which can then be reused for cut flowers or a terrarium. Growing Paperwhites These small bulbs […]

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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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Free-Range Chicken Gardens: How to Create a Beautiful, Chicken-Friendly Yard from Timber Press

Added to my book list!! LOVE the chickens! and Gardens!! “Many gardeners fear chickens will peck away at their landscape, and chicken lovers often shy away from gardening for the same reason. But you can keep chickens and have a beautiful garden, too! Fresh eggs aren’t the only benefit — chickens can actually help your […]

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Green Space in the City: Tudor City Greens

  As mentioned in previous post my last visit to NYC I was determined to add to my list of favorite experiences, to do this I picked up a book by Allan Ishac called New York’s 50 best Places to Find Peace and Quiet (available at many bookstore in the NYC area or online). Tudor City Greens […]

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Holiday Dream?: Roadside Fresh Cut Greens

  While driving on a familiar road hunting for greens for a client I thought  I saw a mirage.  Quickly making a U-turn and almost getting my mother-in-laws car stuck in a fresh mud puddle, I pulled into the driveway of what looked to be a private home on the property of a large tree nursery. I parked and […]

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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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Gifts that Grow ~ Seriously.

This Christmas, as I think we all are…, I am being very selective in my gift purchasing and giving. Although I always put probably way too much thought into each gift to ensure the recipient will truly appreciate the gift, this year I am also determined to be better with the actual “cost” and “value” of the […]

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Golden Evergreens & Pinecones In Seasonal Containers

Seasonal Containers Greet Visitors at the Door

Clear out your fall containers and give them a seasonal look using greens from your garden or local market. Using the largest pots you have in groupings, leave about half the dirt inside to hold the various branches in place. I love to mix all kinds of colors and varieties in my containers but use […]

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Holiday Bulbs are sprouting

Even though the warm climate in Florida allows for gardening almost year round there are sometimes I find you still  have to bring the garden inside. The holidays are one of those times for sure! Paperwhites and Amaryllis blooming on the table or windowsill are a Northern holiday tradition I am determined to bring to my […]

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