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If you love to garden but don’t like working in the summer heat, check out these tips for summer time gardening to beat the heat. Summer has finally arrived for real at my house and I couldn’t be more thrilled.I really enjoy spending the summer tinkering around in my garden, especially since I know that …

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Did you know that May 19 is Plant Something Day? The weather is warming up and gardeners are itching to get growing! Do you remember those days from years ago when May baskets were added to a friend’s doorway on May Day, the First of May?  I remember those days, fondly, and it saddens me …

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These rustic succulent planters will show you how to use ordinary items to display your plants for a casual look. For the last few years, I have been experimenting more and more with succulents.  These drought tolerant plants can really take the heat and can be potted up in so many ways.  If you love succulents …

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Mother’s Day is right around that corner and spring has us out in our gardens.  That made me think about a project for ways to transform your garden with mom in mind. I’m sure many of my readers are looking for something wonderful to give to their mothers for this special day. After all, it …

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These frugal seed starting pots and containers make use of household items and do the job of starting seeds for annuals and perennials just fine! Some plants need a long time to mature. Others, like bell peppers, need extra time to turn red. Starting seeds ahead of planting time helps!  I love this time of …

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These creative ideas for fall decorations make use of the natural colors and textures that we find outside in nature. Most can be put together for very little cost and expense. Ever since I was a little girl, I have loved the change from summer to autumn.  I love all of the seasons but there …

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When summer rolls around, you can easily see the effects of winter moisture on your home. These before and after power washing photos show quite a difference! It’s been a busy summer for my husband and me. Power washing the exterior of our house and surrounding areas was one of this summer’s biggest projects. I …

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If your mailbox has seen its better days, like mine had, it might be time for a mail box makeover! Nothing creates a first impression in your front yard more than a well detailed and maintained mailbox.  Unfortunately, mine was an eyesore and needed a lot of TLC, so I recently spent the afternoon giving …

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This year, we spent the summer on a garden make over. I thought it would be fun to share the tips that I learned during the process. It’s that time again. Time to transform one of my garden beds that just won’t seem to keep to a single design. I call it my “what will …

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