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tips for growing healthy houseplants

Tips for Growing Healthy Houseplants

Like most gardeners my plant addiction isn’t isolated to the garden. Though I am currently very restrained indoors, my husband is convinced that we have a jungle inside. He has no idea how restrained I’ve been. I am definitely a collector, and love having a variety of unique specimens...

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how to shop for plants

How to Shop for Plants

A garden is only as good as the plants in it. The quality of the plants is largely influenced by where you buy them and how you select them. Last week I talked about some of the key qualities that determine if a plant is the right fit for...

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What Plants Will Work In My Yard?

What Plants Will Work In My Yard? – Understanding Plant Qualities That Determine Fit

There’s a saying in the plant world — “Right plant, Right place.” The challenge to the right plant and right place motto is it really depends on the goals of the owner and other unique factors of the property and its location. Many newbies are overwhelmed by the many...

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Organic Weed Control

Organic Weed Control

Weeds are one of the biggest complaints among gardeners, second only to pests and the weather. For the organic gardener, you may think that weeds are simply the negatives that you have to accept with the positive benefits of organic principles. But that’s not the case! There are a...

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Using Barrier Plants to Protect Your Edible Garden

Using Barrier Plants to Protect Your Edible Garden

There’s nothing more frustrating then having a lush and growing edible garden, only to walk out and find it being eaten away by pests! Especially for organic, critter loving gardener who don’t want to harm any beneficial insects or pollinators just to get rid of a few unwanted pests....

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Do You Know What's In Your Compost?

Do You Know What’s In Your Compost?

I know you’re already an actively engaged consumer and doing what you can to make sure you’re buying the best stuff at the best value for your home and garden. Still, some packaging can be a little tricky especially if you don’t have a degree in horticulture. You may...

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Is Human Compost Safe?

Is Human Compost Safe?

Seattle recently became the first city to legalize the use of decomposed human bodies in compost. This change comes along with many other recent updates that have also allowed the use of biosolids (aka human poop) in certain compost applications. This is giving rise to debate, not just among...

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