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Budget Front Yard Make Over and a Summer Garden Blog Hop

Charming Seating Area with this Budget Front Yard Makeover. I am all about gardening on a budget.  With the amount of garden beds that I have, (8 and counting!) I have to be. I had a neglected Pine tree garden that was in dire need of a make over and I wanted to make it …

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Gardening Tips, Advice and Tutorials The Gardening Cook has you covered for every gardening topic. Just click the photo or links below to read lots of different posts in each category.  These articles will help you learn how to garden like a pro with information and advice on all gardening topics. Browse my how-to articles …

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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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Container Vegetable Gardening for Small Spaces

Vegetable gardening is such a satisfying experience. There is nothing quite like biting into a tomato that was just picked from your garden.  The flavor is nothing like that of the ones bought from a store, even the vine ripened ones. Container Vegetable Gardens are a great way to garden when your yard is small. …

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The Garden Charmers Share their Favorite Facebook Pages

Facebook has so many great pages devoted to gardening, but the way the site now shows the content of pages, it is sometimes hard for them to get seen on news feeds. Facebook is one of the most popular of the social media channels. I thought it would be fun for the Garden Charmers (a …

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Aloe Vera Plants have Countless Medical Benefits

I have gone through periods in my life when I don’t have many indoor plants or container plants outside.  But there is one plant that I have always seemed to have on hand, and that is an aloe vera. Succulents like echeveria are drought smart plants that are super easy to grow and make fantastic …

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Galvanized Garden Decor – So Popular

Dress up your yard with Galvanized garden decor. Galvanized Garden decor is quite popular right now. It has a rustic appeal and seems to go well with plants and other outside items. I particularly like to use galvanized planters for indoor plants, so that they will keep their lovely condition without worrying about the weather. …

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Musical Planters – Creative Gardening Ideas

Creatively Gardening with Musical Planters My major in college was music, so I am drawn to anything that uses musical instruments, whether it be gardening projects or DIY ideas. Musical instruments make great garden planters. Most of them have an opening in them somewhere that a plant can fit. And when done, they are unique …

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Fan Flower – Echeveria – Time Line Photos

The flowering of this echeveria is a sight to behold.  This drought tolerant echeveria has the most spectacular flowers that last for weeks. Succulents like echeveria are drought smart plants that are super easy to grow and make fantastic houseplants.  Be sure to check out my tips for how to care for succulents. I often …

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13 Garden Bloggers Share Creative Container and Planter Ideas

What is better than an idea for a creative planter?  Why, 13 of them, of course!  I recently asked some of my gardening friends to share their creative planter and container ideas and they did not disappoint.  Their ideas are a cascade of fun and will add a great look to any garden setting. Many …

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Best Succulent Containers Contest 2013

Do you love succulents?  If so, you may be interested in a contest that my friend Jacki from Drought Smart Plants is currently running. Great Succulent Contest from my Friend’s website. Succulents are one of my favorite plants.  I lived in Australia for 15 years, this type of plant was very commonly grown there, both …

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Fans of the Gardening Cook share their favorite planters

When it comes to creative planters, the sky seems to be the limit.  Almost anything with an opening can become a garden planter.  I recently asked The Gardening Cook Facebook fans to submit their favorite planters Do you have favorite planters that you want to share? My Facebook page fans did. Here are some of …

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Decorative Bird Cage Planters – DIY Projects

I am always on the look out for new and interesting ideas for eco-friendly planters.  Nurseries and Plant shops have lots of them, of course, but it is also great to see re-purposed items used as planters. These lovely Bird Cage Planters fit that bill just beautifully. Bird Cage Planters Turn Trash into Treasure. Whether …

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