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Origins of Common Fruits and Vegetables

Origins of Common Fruits and Vegetables - how some foods got into our gardens & onto our plates -

As American as…gooseberry pie? We examine the globetrotting history of some of our favorite fruits and vegetables. They may be homegrown, but odds are, North America wasn’t their first home.

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10 Houseplants to Propagate and Share

10 Houseplants to Propagate and Share - grow new plants from clippings or division -

Double your fun with your houseplants by learning to propagate them from plantlets or cuttings. Increase your own collection or have houseplants to share—a unique and green DIY gift.

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5 Uses for Rocks in Your Landscape

5 Uses for Rocks in Your Landscape - reuse & repurpose -

Rocks are useful in the landscape for design and to help plants or manage water. Here are five ways to use rocks in your garden.

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Buttercup Squash Soup with Sage

Buttercup Squash Soup with Sage - creamy, mellow flavor -

Buttercup squash has an earthy, mellow flavor. This creamy soup combines buttercup squash with a subtle hint of sage to warm you from the inside out on a chilly day.

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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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