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A no kink garden hose? Really?

As you can imagine these big boy roses behind me need a drink now and then, and they are going to be getting a drink while I make a garden fashion statement. 177 more words


Indoor Tree

This little cedar has dwelt happily in a vintage pottery stump vase since I found it outside in autumn of 2014.  Last Christmas it lived on the mantle of the sunroom as a natural holiday tree.  70 more words

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Quick Raised Bed From a Pallet

I am taking an idea from Pinterest–using a pallet to make a quick raised garden bed.  Although this idea would work best for annuals like lettuce and spinach, I needed a new location for strawberries.  173 more words

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Wild Spring Salad

Spring has arrived in Central Illinois and the weeds are beginning to sprout in my garden plots.  However many of these weeds are actually wild herbs that are a tasty spring addition to a romaine tossed salad.   558 more words

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Tomato Sprouts

Our son wasn’t thrilled about the idea of babysitting my indoor plants while we were in Florida for 10 days but he did an outstanding job.  44 more words

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Happy Little Tomato Sprouts

It does my heart good to visit my tomato sprouts each day, spritzing them with their morning shower.  Last year I planted a non-hybrid heirloom tomato called Rutgers.  245 more words

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Natural Botanical Sources of Vitamin C

Vitamin C is essential for good health and especially helpful during cold and flu season. Winter, when we need good vitamin intake the most, is often the season when we cut back on fresh fruits and vegetables that contain Vitamin C.  323 more words

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