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Cover Crops for Home Vegetable Gardens

Cover Crops for Home Vegetable Gardens - a living mulch for winter protection -

Every winter, winds and storms batter the empty vegetables beds in the garden. Protect the soil from erosion and weeds by growing a cover crop in that space. The cover crop not only protects the soil surface but adds nutrients for next spring too!

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Help with Houseplants: Printable Plant Care Wheel

Help with Houseplants: Printable Plant Care Wheel - growing tips for 20 popular houseplants -

Print out and make your own handy guide for the most common houseplants. This care wheel includes basics, such as light and water requirements. Bonus: There’s also an indicator for plants that are cat and dog safe.

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How to Divide a Boston Fern

How to Divide a Boston Fern - it's easy to propagate more plants -

Boston ferns are surprisingly easy to divide to produce more plants. We’ll show you step by step how to divide a Boston fern. You’ll enjoy having extra plants to share with plant-loving friends and family or maybe you’ll want to keep them for yourself, to create the relaxed atmosphere of a tropical forest throughout your home.

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Fall and Winter Bonsai Tree Care

Fall and Winter Bonsai Tree Care - getting ready for a winter rest -

Bonsai trees need to experience the seasons just like their larger counterparts, but they can be a bit more vulnerable to cold damage. Learn what precautions to take to ensure your bonsai tree is ready for winter.

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How to Make a Rain Garden

How to Make a Rain Garden - disguise erosion control in a beautiful garden plot -

Rain gardens are the hot new, eco-friendly garden project that helps you control erosion and reduce pollution from storm run off with a bed of stunning plantings. We’ll get you started with our four easy steps to creating your own rain garden.

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Decorating with Mums

Decorating with Mums - everyone’s favorite for fall -

Chrysanthemum flowers have become as symbolic of the fall season as pumpkins and dried cornstalks. Here are some of our favorite ways to use chrysanthemums for adding great color to seasonal decorations.

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How to Make Your Own Hot Pepper Flakes

How to Make Your Own Hot Pepper Flakes - preserve summer spice with this simple recipe -

Hot pepper flakes add zip to everything from take-out pizza to sophisticated curries. Use your own homegrown hot peppers—or fresh ones you can find at the farmers’ market—to make this spice rack favorite.

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10 Fun and Safe Houseplants for Kids’ Rooms

10 Fun and Safe Houseplants for Kids’ Rooms - kid-friendly green décor -

Kids love taking care of houseplants, especially the interesting, colorful or downright weird ones. Check out our 10 favorite non-toxic and easy-care houseplants, perfect for your budding gardener’s bedroom.

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Summer Squash Chips

Summer Squash Chips - a healthy, delicious snack or side -

Roasted squash chips are a great way to use some of your summer squash harvest. They make a great snack or serve them up with your favorite dip.

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Create Nesting Areas for Backyard Birds

Create Nesting Areas for Backyard Birds - make your home their home too -

If you want your feeders and gardens filled with healthy, happy birds, you need to landscape with nesting habitat in mind. We lay out five things you can incorporate into your landscape plans to make sure your favorite backyard birds settle in for the season.

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