Author: Anne (page 1 of 17)


Are you worried about mistletoe growing in your landscape trees? It may or may not be a cause for concern. You’ve probably noticed many trees have mistletoe growing in them and continue to survive.  However,  an infestation on a tree already weakened by drought or that has other problems might spell trouble in the future. Mistletoe […]

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New Persimmon Page!

Fuyu persimmons in bowl. (photo by Anne)

It’s Persimmon Time! Hello gardening friends, I haven’t written anything for my blog or website in quite a while. However, I’m back on track! I recently added an additional page to the Edible Gardening section under  Fruit and Nut Trees.  At the bottom of this page, you’ll find a new link titled Persimmon Trees. Persimmon Trees […]

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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 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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