Gardening Tips

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How to Grow Lavender Anywhere – Gardening Tips

How to grow lavender tips

Don’t you love the smell of lavender? There’s nothing better than a natural lavender scent to freshen clothing and linens or to invite a sense of relaxation into a room.

Almost better than the smell of fresh lavender is the sight of the bright purple herb dancing in the sunlight or bunched together and drying in someone’s cozy kitchen.

Did you know there are many uses for lavender, beyond sachets and bath salts?

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How to Compost Leaves and Why You Should

How to Compost Leaves and Why You Should

Fallen leaves depicting how to compost leaves

Have you thought about trying to compost leaves?

Most of us think of the leaves on our trees with a kind of dread, knowing that it will inevitably require a lot of time and backbreaking labor spent raking, mowing, hauling, and burning.

Or we fear what will happen to our lawns or our relationships with our neighbors if we don’t do the yearly raking. I can remember the years of childhood spent raking leaves and getting blisters. The piles were fun to jump in for a while, but mostly it was just a lot of work!

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Food forests concept

Food Forests: What Are They and How Do They Function?

Food forests example

Have you heard of food forests? Do you wonder what they are and how they work?

Since we’ve delved into the subject of permaculture and what it is, I thought it would nice to break it down a little further and to give readers a picture of how one particular aspect of a permaculture farm, or garden, can look.

More specifically, I want to talk about one of the terms I alluded to before: the “Food Forest.”

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Wood pallet planters

10 Beautiful Wood Pallet Projects for Your Garden

Wood pallet planters

Have you ever driven by the back of a business, and noticed hundreds of wood pallets stacked there? Have you thought about what you could build with all that free wood? Do you drool over pictures of DIY wood pallet projects?

Wood pallet projects are having a moment right now. With the rise in popularity of industrial and farmhouse design, many designers and handy do-it-yourselfers are flooding the internet with pictures of their gorgeous creations made from reclaimed pallet wood: coffee tables, deck chairs, shelves, bed frames – you name it, someone has probably thought of it!

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Propagating Hostas: When and How to Divide Hostas

Hosta depicting propagating hostas

Hostas are beautiful shade-loving plants that grow big, lush leaves, and long shoots with purple flowers in late summer. They come in an almost endless variety of colors and shapes – green, blue, silver, variegated, and more. You can get hostas that will stay small and hostas that will make your garden look like a tropical paradise at the height of summer.

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How to Create Your Own Moss Garden

Japanese moss garden

Have you ever thought about creating a moss garden?

Moss gardening is one of the hottest new trends in gardening but it isn’t a new trend at all. As with most trends, the enthusiasm and interest surrounding the practice come and goes, and it’s probably based on something that got perfected centuries ago.

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Rock gardening ideas

18 Creative Ideas for Rock Gardening

Rock gardening

Have you ever considered rock gardening?

Rocks have always been a big part of landscaping and gardening. That is because they are found so abundantly in nature. Moreover, gardeners are great at using natural elements to their advantage.

Are there any rock garden pictures you have been drooling over lately? Have you been wishing for a hillside covered in beautiful natural stone and creeping succulents?

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