Recent Blog Posts

  • Wintertime Green Thumb

    February 1, 2013
    Do you miss the great taste of fresh-from-the-garden spices and veggies? Then start a little mini-garden in your kitchen by planting some fresh herbs and vegetables. It's really pretty easy. All you need are some planters, soil, seeds and light.
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  • How to Prepare Wild Birds for Winter

    January 1, 2013
    With fewer daylight hours and longer cold nights, natural food sources needed for energy to keep warm are scarce. Water supplies can be frozen or snow covered.
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  • Light This Way

    December 1, 2012
    Greet your holiday guests in a unique way. On a cold winter night, ice luminaries (or lanterns) are a beautiful way to light a path, entrance way, patio or steps. They're excellent outdoor decorations for parties and celebrations and, best of all, they're easy to make.
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  • How to Preserve Your Christmas Tree

    December 1, 2012
    Some people believe that Christmas just isn’t Christmas without a real Christmas tree. In any case, there are some steps you can take to make sure your tree stays healthy and well-preserved throughout the holiday season.
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  • Forcing Bulbs for Winter Color

    November 1, 2012
    You can add color to your indoor garden during the drab days of winter by forcing bulbs into bloom. Forcing causes bulbs to flower before they normally would outdoors. Start the process in autumn. Buy the best-quality bulbs you can find. When you pick out bulbs, examine them thoroughly.
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  • Decorating for your Thanksgiving party

    November 1, 2012
    While cooking all the food will consume a lot of your time, decorating your Thanksgiving party is what will help make it memorable.
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  • Safe and Cost Effective Ways to Decorate this Halloween

    October 1, 2012
    There are many safe and cost effective ways to decorate this Halloween. Prepare for this upcoming Halloween by decorating the outside of your home with a wide assortment of scary critters, pumpkins, gourds, and other items that are fall seasonal colors.
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  • Planting Ahead

    October 1, 2012
    Considering crocus, daffodils, hyacinths or other spring-blooming perennials for next year's garden? You'll want to plant many of them in the early fall, before the first frost. So start sketching out your plans pronto. Check out seed packets for precise planting info.
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  • Caring for your lawn in the fall

    September 1, 2012
    We know that you’ve been caring for your grass all throughout the summer and at this point looking after it has probably become a tedious task. However, caring for your lawn in the fall is just as important so your grass can stay healthy through the winter months.
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  • Mulch Ado About Nothing

    September 1, 2012
    As the leaves start falling, don't let your hard work at raking go to waste. Instead, use the piles as free mulch for gardening projects. Lay two to three inches of shredded leaves around plants to stave off pesky weeds.
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