Create a Hummingbird Habitat in Your Own Backyard
by Kathy Homsey

You can create a hummingbird habitat in your garden, providing nectar and shelter for these beautiful, tiny birds.   >> read article
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Strawberry Kiwi Freezer Jam Recipe
by Richelle Stafne

This recipe uses freezer jam pectin, which means the recipe uses less sugar   >> read article
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What (Exactly) Is Shade?
by Gene E. Bush

Shade in the garden is not a malady, curse, or something less than optimal. It is an opportunity! Knowing what type of shade you are dealing with will help you select plants that will thrive.   >> read article
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The Potting Shed: A Place to Begin
by Denise Pugh

A place for everything and everything in its place: A playhouse, a winter sanctuary, a herbarium, an atrium and a structural winter solstice are all descriptions I have given to my “potting shed.” I have been a gardener since childhood, but it wasn’t until after my husband and I built our home I realized the need for a potting shed. I was spending a great amount of time walking to his shop to gather my gardening “things” before I could start on my project for the day.   >> read article
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Building Garden Art Using Ferro-cement
by Gerald Klingaman

Garden art is important in every garden but not everyone has the budget to commission pieces in bronze or marble. And, if you have an artistic vision it is not always easy to find just the right piece. But, if you have minimal artistic skill and a bit of perseverance, you can build your own garden additions using a technique called ferro-cement construction. Ferro-cement projects can be built in any shape or size. All it consists of is a steel frame (called an armature) covered with two or more layers of cement.   >> read article
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Veggies Front & Center
by Kate Copsey

Many gardeners would like to grow fruits and vegetables but do not have a sunny backyard. Why not use the sunny front yard? It is possible to raise edibles in the front garden and still keep your curb appeal.
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Seamless Stream
A Natural-Looking Water Feature For Your Landscape
by Barb and Gary Rudolf

Water features are a hot topic in gardening. Even mainstream publications are touting them. However, most of the publicity blitz focuses on ponds, fountains and water gardens in containers. If you are interested in exploring water gardening, have you considered a cascading stream?   >> read article
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Your First Herb Garden
by Jim Long

According to the National Garden Bureau 2010 saw more first-time gardeners than any time in recent history. Statistics reveal many of these first-time gardeners began with vegetables and plan to add herbs in the coming year. I’ve been growing herbs since childhood, and to me vegetables are interesting, but adding herbs makes them exciting. Tomatoes, for example, are wonderful fresh, but when cooked, they just cry out for some basil, garlic and oregano. Herbs add flavor and pizzazz to vegetables, fish, poultry, even cheese or egg dishes. Herbs are also incredibly easy to grow provided you follow a few basics.   >> read article
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