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Plant Profile: Daphne odora

Daphne odora 'Alba'

Daphne is an evergreen shrub with deliciously scented flowers. The fragrance lingers in the air in the garden, inviting you to get closer. The fragrant flowers may be light pink or white. Flowers bloom in late winter to early spring, depending upon your region. Plant leaves are either leathery, dark green and shiny, and one […]

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What is Organic Gardening?Pesticides Series

What does organic gardening mean? Does it mean what you think it means? Take this quiz and find out! Question-organically grown produce is grown: 1. without the use of any pesticides 2. with only home made pesticides 3. using organically acceptable pesticides. Answer-believe it or not, the correct response is number 3! Organic farmers use […]

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Top 5 Valentine’s Day Gifts for GardenersHoliday Article

Valentine’s Day is less than a month away! What are you going to get your sweetie pie/boo? Now is a good time to decide what to get. If this holiday sneaks up on you every year, this one’s for you! (you’re welcome) 🙂 Valentine’s Day Quiz -What is your significant other’s favorite color? -Favorite flower?/s […]

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What is the Science Behind the Soil?Guest Blog Post

Soil infographic

Guest Blog Post by Rattan Direct. For similar articles, check out http://www.rattandirect.co.uk/blog/ It’s All in The Soil We don’t give much thought to the soil under our feet but without it, we wouldn’t have the landscape that is bountiful or food on our plates. It takes a lifetime to create the ideal soil conditions for […]

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Matcha Tea: Healthier Caffeine Habit?

Matcha tea could become my new expensive habit. I limit myself to one per week but am scheming as to how I could afford to drink more. I’m addicted to caffeine and need my daily fix! In my 20’s I started drinking coffee at a temp job because I was bored. The organization had one of […]

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Garden Design Options for Growing FoodGuest Blog Post

Guest Blog Post by Adria Branch.  For similar articles, check out My Survival Forum.  I have seen some pretty elaborate gardens and it makes me wonder: Is there a purpose to the design or is it just aesthetically pleasing? With such a variety of designs it is hard to know which ones were designed with […]

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Poinsettia CareHouseplants

poinsettias care houseplant Anne of Green Gardens

Poinsettia care is easy! This lovely holiday plant is a joy to have around the house and comes in so many pretty colors. If you’re wondering where poinsettias came from, (a holiday tradition in the U.S. in the 1920’s) you can read more at Poinsettias: A History. Poinsettia Care After purchase, take your plant home […]

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Grow Cat Grass, How-ToHow-to, DIY

Snuggles enjoys cat grass!

Grow cat grass for your indoor cat, or if you don’t have a lawn! Or just grow it for fun anyway. It’s a tasty treat for any cat. Also, if you use wheat grass seeds it’s edible for human consumption as juice. Why Do Cats Eat Grass? Cats normally eat grass and other greens* to […]

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Winter Gardening

Frosted leaves winter Anne of Green-Gardens

In the gardening world, winter is  not the most exciting time of year. In many places, snow covers the ground and gardeners stay indoors and dream about spring. However, in USDA zones 9 and higher, some plants are blooming and some trees have not lost their leaves. There is still work to be done in the […]

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Living Landscape: Design for Beauty & BiodiversityGarden Book Review

Living-Landscape-Anne-of-Green-Gardens

Have you heard the term,“ The Living Landscape?” According to authors Rick Darke and Doug Tallamy, it means that no garden is an island. These two gardening experts encourage gardeners to create a sanctuary for bees, butterflies, birds and other living creatures. As the world becomes more populated with people, there are less places for […]

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