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Sunn Hemp: A Garden-Boosting Ornamental Plant

Sunn Hemp (Crotalaria juncea) is a poplar nitrogen-boosting member of the legume family. Although notably grown in the more tropical regions of Asia, it actually originates from India. It is perfect for the home gardener or an urban farm because … Continue reading

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Butterfly Bush | A Garden Option to Attract Butterflies, Bees and Other Pollinators

Butterfly Bush (Buddleia davidii) – Originating from China, Butterfly Bush is a delicious, perennial shrub known for it’s long plumes. The plumes feature a cascade of tiny, nectar rich flowers that attracts and provides food only, to adult butterflies, bees, … Continue reading

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How To Attract Hummingbirds To Your Garden

Greetings everyone…Spring has finally arrived and I couldn’t be happier. I still have a long wait before I can actually harden off my plants, and I am eagerly awaiting that day!

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Making Fragrant Potpourris

During this year’s growing season, I have been actively drying and saving various flowers and foliage to create garden crafts for the holidays. One craft in particular that I truly love is making garden potpourri.

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My Love Affair with Tomatoes….

As the end of summer approaches and the first frost looms not far behind, I usually began to get a bit anxious about harvesting and preserving my summer vegetables. In particular, homegrown, ripe tomatoes. I truly love tomatoes and have … Continue reading

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Fallen Fruit in the Garden

(Revised from my sister blog: Anna’s Gardening Antics and Musings) Greetings fellow gardeners! We are experiencing great weather in my area, so I am writing this post on my laptop, in a shady part of my garden. It is so … Continue reading

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My Japanese Knotweed Garden Nightmare….

Re-adapted from my sister blog: Anna’s Gardening Antics and Musings Greetings my fellow gardeners. Thirteen years ago I purchased a beautiful old home with a tiny yard full of miscellaneous shrubs and unusual mystery plants.  I had lovely thoughts of … Continue reading

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Queen Anne’s Lace Jelly Recipe

Re-adapted from my sister blog: Anna’s Gardening Antics & Musings….. Recently, I had the honor of sampling a delicious jelly made from Queen Anne’s Lace (Daucus carota) flowers. It was absolutely wonderful: sweet with a mild, flowery taste.

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What is Melilot? A Bee-Attracting Garden Plant

Photo via: Flickr Melilot (Melilotus officinalis), also known as Yellow Sweet Clover, is a non-native plant originating from Eurasia and brought to the US as fodder for animals and a cover crop to produce a bust of nitrogen to poor … Continue reading

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Benefits of Basil | A Fragrant Garden Herb

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Five Common Edible Flowers In The Home Garden

Did you know, there are edible flowers in most home gardens? Many gardeners grow plants for visual appeal and for their fruit, but many flowers also offer the same taste as their hosts.

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Benefits of Creating a Pollinator Garden

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Edible Container Gardening | Growing Vegetables in Pots

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Preparing Your Garden Soil for the Growing Season

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Five Most Notable Springtime Flowers and Shrubs

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Spring Garden To Do List

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Starting Seeds Indoors

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Five Notable Organic Gardening Methods

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Tips for The Beginning Gardener

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Photo | An Eco-Conscious Public Garden

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Trout Lilies | Children of the Spring

GV’s Joyce Newman introduces us to a wildflower usually found on the forest floor.

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Earth Day 2014 | Green Cities

“Green Cities” is the focus of the 44th annual observance of of Earth Day.

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Photo | A Lush Mature Garden of Delights

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The Know Maintenance Perennial Garden | A Conversation with Author Roy Diblik

GV’s Joyce H. Newman catches up with renown garden designer Roy Diblik, who discuses his work and new book, “The Know Maintenance Garden.”

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Photo | Beautiful Hardscaped Garden with Birdbath

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Photo | An Outdoor Living Room with Interior Appeal

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Photo | A Garden Oasis in the City

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Going Native | The Battle With Invasive Species and Garden Weeds

National Invasive Species Awareness Week (February 23-28) kicks off ahead of the spring weed onslaught.

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Photo | A Formal Garden in Eastern Europe

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Diseases Spread From Honeybees to Wild Bumblebees

More bad news for our pollinator friends.

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Blackbirds in the Garden | Birds of a Feather

Blackbirds, often found in yards and gardens across North America, are just as common in Europe. Our French garden exert Mike Alexander gives a little background on the feathered musicians.

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Garden Variety Has Big Plans

Last week, we told you to expect some good news from us. Well, here it is. If you’ve liked what we’ve done with Garden Variety so far, there’s much more in store. We can think of nothing better than to … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week | A Euro-Style Garden in the South

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