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How to Plant a Fragrant Shade Garden

How to Plant a Fragrant Shade Garden - sweet-smelling DIY garden plan -

Imagine a cool corner of the forest, green leaves above, soft earth below, a carpet of flowers, the air heavy with floral perfume. Actually, don't imagine it--build it yourself! In this article, we'll show you how to grow a heavenly-scented shade garden.

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Vegetable Garden Basics - Start a Small Vegetable Garden

Vegetable Garden Basics - Start a Small Vegetable Garden - 4 simple tips & 4 simple layouts -

Even if you've never gardened before, you can grow your own vegetables with little investment of time or money. Let us show you how to plant a 4’ x 4’ area from scratch.

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Hardening Off Plants and Seedlings

Hardening Off Plants and Seedlings - helping plants adjust to a move outdoors -

Moving plants and seedlings directly outdoors in the spring can be a shock to their systems, even to the point of causing damage or death. “Hardening off” is the safe way to introduce plants to the outdoors. Follow these simple steps to introduce your plants to spring safely.

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5 Tips for Fertilizing Fruit Trees

5 Tips for Fertilizing Fruit Trees - including when to feed them -

Learn how to fertilize your home orchard and maximize your summer and fall harvest. Whether you’re growing apple, peach, apricot, cherry or another type of fruit tree, these five most important rules of thumb will hold in almost all cases.

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Microgreen Toast

Microgreen Toast - avocado toast, look out -

Microgreen toast is set to be this year's next big thing. Are you growing your own microgreens, those first shoots of lettuces, broccoli, cabbage, radish, onion, herb and more? If so, we're sure you already know to use them in salads and smoothies. But how about microgreen toast, a delicious sandwich or elegant appetizer, a great way to eat more of these super-greens.

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Forcing Flowering Branches to Bloom Indoors

Forcing Flowering Branches to Bloom Indoors - jumpstart your spring -

Why wait for April showers to bring spring flowers when you can force the budded branches from many trees and shrubs into bloom early. Here’s our list of some of the easiest to force so that you can chase those winter blues away early this year.

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Cheesy Vegetable Casserole

Cheesy Vegetable Casserole - it’s easy to go meatless with this dish -

Here's a simple recipe that's got it all: a good three servings of healthy vegetables and the cheesy richness of macaroni and cheese. Add to that the ease with which this vegetable casserole can be prepared, and you've got a recipe we bet will be your new go-to for winter family meals.

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Ten Presidents and their Trees

Ten Presidents and their Trees - famous trees of the White House -

Ever since Thomas Jefferson occupied the White House, presidents have planted trees to honor events big and small or simply to add to the storied gardens at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. We'll introduce you to ten of these commemorative trees and the presidents who planted them.

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How to Repel Mice with Natural Herb Sachets

How to Repel Mice with Natural Herb Sachets - avoid messy traps or dangerous poisons –

Winter is the peak time for mice infestations, as the creatures try to find warm spots to shelter and nest. You can stop the problem before it starts by making your own natural mouse-repelling sachets to place in your cupboards, in your vehicles, garage, or any other place you'd rather not find these pesky rodents.

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How to Repot a Cactus

How to Repot a Cactus - a prickly subject -

Repotting a cactus can seem like a daunting task. But with a few precautions to protect you, and your cactus, it’s just as easy as repotting any other container plant.

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