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Preparing Your Garden Soil for the Growing Season

As soon as the ground can be worked, I typically do a simple hand test to see if the soil is ready for planting. I take a handful of soil and squeeze it tightly into a ball. If the soil … Continue reading

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Five Most Notable Springtime Flowers and Shrubs

Azalea – Rhododendron Ericaceae (Zones 2-9) A favorite Spring shrub in southern gardens Apply fertilizer and mulch in Spring after blooms fade Dwarf plants can be 3 ft or less…Asian varieties can grow up to 40 ft Hybrids are available … Continue reading

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Spring Garden To Do List

Spring is almost upon us and I am eagerly and impatiently awaiting signs of nature’s bountiful beauty. Currently, I live in USDA Planting Zone 6B, so planting anything at this point would be inadvisable for me. However, I have begun … Continue reading

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Starting Seeds Indoors

Photo: Via Pixabay.com Growing your plants from seeds can be moderately difficult, but as any practiced gardener will tell you, “the satisfaction you receive from seeing something so tiny, grow into an actual plant, is a reward within itself.” Also, … Continue reading

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Five Notable Organic Gardening Methods

Photo: Via Pinterest Keyhole Gardening was introduced in Africa by the Consortium for Southern Africa Food Security Emergency (C-SAFE) to help ailing and frail Africans grow their own produce with minimum effort by means of a specialized raised bed. The … Continue reading

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Tips for The Beginning Gardener

  Are you new at gardening? Starting a new garden as a beginner can seem intimidating. However, with the right resources and a bit of patience, starting a garden can be quite rewarding. As any established gardener can tell you, … Continue reading

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Garden Variety Wishes You a Happy Father’s Day!

On this day of observance and appreciation, Garden Variety would like to wish a very Happy Father’s Day to the men who represent the best of fatherhood, paternal bonding and positive influences in the lives of others. YOU MIGHT ALSO … Continue reading

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