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Spring Flowering Bulbs for Groundcover or Filler

Spring Flowering Bulbs for Groundcover or Filler - add early color and fill in bare patches -

Spring bulbs help to get your garden off to a colorful start. The flowers in our list are ideal as temporary ground cover or companions to perennials.

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Preserving Your Apple Harvest

Preserving Your Apple Harvest - canning applesauce, apple butter & pie filling -

The gardener who grows one or two apple trees is often faced with the happy problem of having a lot of apples. Luckily, kitchen technology and several hundred years of apple cultivation allow today’s growers to preserve the overage. We have three recipes for canning apples that will delight apple growers and eaters.

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Canned Apple Pie Filling

Canned Apple Pie Filling - don’t settle for store-bought filling -

This delicious homemade filling can be used to make pies, a quick cobbler, crisp or even as a filling for coffee cake.

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Applesauce Canning Recipe

Applesauce Canning Recipe - easy to make family favorite -

Applesauce is one of the easiest ways to preserve apples. Enjoy it as a side dish or use it as a healthy ingredient in a variety of recipes.

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Apple Butter Recipe for Canning

Apple Butter Recipe for Canning - a healthy alternative to ordinary butter & spreads -

Canned apple butter is incredibly versatile. Use it to spice up breads, hot cereals, waffles and pancakes. Apple butter is also delicious used as a condiment or glaze for pork and chicken. Slather it on a ham or turkey sandwich to create a sweet-savory treat!

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5 Flowering Plants for Hot, Dry Climates

5 Flowering Plants for Hot, Dry Climates - beautiful perennials for harsh conditions -

Learn about five perennials that thrive in hot, dry conditions. Develop landscaping around these hardy plants so you can create a garden that returns year after year with minimal maintenance.

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How to Make Applesauce

How to Make Applesauce - a nutritious comfort food -

Homemade applesauce is one of the simplest foods to make from scratch. It requires few ingredients, and once the fruit is prepared, takes little attention during cooking. The slow cooker method makes this a dream side-dish or snack if you don’t have much time.

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Make Your Own Gift Tags with Dried Flowers

Make Your Own Gift Tags with Dried Flowers - custom tags that say, “you’re special!” -

It’s easy to dry flowers for decorating gift cards. Learn three methods for preserving fresh flowers that can be crafted into artful gift tags that are sure to be appreciated just as much as the gift!

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Guide to Harvesting, Curing and Storing Onions

Guide to Harvesting, Curing and Storing Onions - preserve your onions for months -

A good harvest of homegrown onions provides many more bulbs than you can use straight away. Thankfully, it's easy to store them in good condition for three to twelve months, so long as a few simple steps are followed.

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3 Easy Ways to Root a Christmas Cactus

3 Easy Ways to Root a Christmas Cactus - propagating in soil or water -

The Christmas cactus provides a beautiful holiday display and makes a great gift. Here's how to root cuttings from your own cactus to propagate new plants for friends.

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