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Creative Planters – Why Didn’t I think of That?

It seems that almost everything that is found around the house can be turned into creative planters.  No matter how large or small, a plant seems to be able to find its way into anything with an opening large enough to put in some soil.  Typewriters, bicycles, cowboy boots, paint cans, child’s wagons and even …

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2014 Holiday Gardening Gift Guide – 11 Great Garden Gifts

Fill the stockings of your plant loving friends with these Gardening Gift Guide Suggestions. Anyone who gardens is normally on the look out for different gardening products and gadgets, so I have created a Gardening Cook 2014 Holiday Gift Guide.  If you are looking for something special to treat someone that you love who spends …

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The Importance of Bird Houses – Bird House Benefits

The birds that visit your backyard are a part of the whole ecosystem. The Importance of bird houses can’t be understated if you want to attract birds to your yard. Having a home for your feathered friends adds some interest to your yard and makes sure the birds will keep visiting.  There are also many …

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Newspaper Mulch – Control Weeds and Help Your Soil

Newspaper is a great product to use to control the weeds in your garden.  It is beneficial in both flower and vegetable gardening. The newspaper adds a barrier that keeps weeds from growing. It retains moisture in the soil and adds organic material as it breaks down. The worms just love it!  Making newspaper mulch …

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Creative Hummingbird Feeders

Hummingbird Feeders for any garden setting I am always fascinated when I see hummingbirds flitting around my garden.  They are so delicate and seem to defy all rules of aeronautics as they hover over flowers gathering nectar.  These creative hummingbird feeders will attract the delicate birds to your garden with their colorful red designs. You …

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How to Grow Your Own Pineapples from The Leafy Top

I love pineapples.  They are so sweet and the fruit makes great salsas.  It’s wonderful grilled with a barbecue too.  Did you know that growing pineapples from a discarded top is quite easy to do? And one of the beauties of this project is that, if you don’t have room for a full scale vegetable …

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Testing Alka Seltzer and Copper to Clean a Bird Bath

As much as we all love to see birds splashing around in a bird bath, bacteria and grime will soon make it not such a pleasant sight.  For today’s project, I am testing Alka Seltzer and copper to clean a bird bath. I have several bird baths in my garden beds.  I just love to …

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DIY Wooden Spoon Herb Plant Markers

Growing herbs adds a ton of flavor to all your recipes, but keeping track of what is growing can be challenging. These wooden spoon herb plant markers are both functional and decorative. Herb Identification might seem easy but those tiny seedlings have a frustrating way of looking the same! I have a large group of herbs …

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How To Make An Easy DIY Bean Teepee

This year, I changed my vegetable garden into a combined perennial/vegetable border.  It’s a long story but basically, the squirrels got the better of my veggies last year and I swore never again. Since I will have flowers and vegetables growing in one space, I wanted some decorative and functional items in it.  This DIY …

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Kids Crafts – Fun Crafts that Children Will Love

Treat your Child to these Fun Kids Crafts Doing kids crafts with children is a lot of fun. It requires some patience, since children like to have things done quickly but it also teaches patience and builds self esteem. Here are some cute kids crafts from around the net that you may want to try …

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The Garden Charmers Celebrate Earth Day

The Garden Charmers is a great group of ladies who garden, decorate and cook with a passion. They all have a love for our environment, so Earth Day is special to them. In the Northern Hemisphere, Earth Day is celebrated on April 22 and the day always helps us to focus on environmental awareness. If …

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