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Fragrant Night-Blooming Plants

Fragrant Night-Blooming Plants

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Our family has been spending many nights enjoying summer evenings on the patio; sometimes eating dinner and sometimes just unwinding at the end of the day. Summer is the season of outdoor evenings. Which is why I'm on a mission to plant more fragrant night blooming plants.

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Tool Housing and Husbandry

Tool Housing and Husbandry

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The tool house is for containment of proper gardening tools, not your Halloween decorations, your college camp stove or your unused breast pump. Take good care of your gardening tools, and they will take good care of your garden.

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Gardening Tools on the Cheap

Gardening Tools on the Cheap

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If you’re like me, every now and again you hear the siren call of new gardening tools. If you’re like me, you take a look at the household account and figure out just how much you can skim off of the grocery money without sending up red flags.

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The Gardening Month of June

The Gardening Month of June

I love June. In June all things are possible in the garden. The radishes are ready to harvest, and I’ve already pulled a couple of tomatoes off the vine. I’m not even close to the point in the summer when I wonder if, once again, I’ve planted too many juicy varieties.

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When the Gardener Goes on Vacation, What Happens to the Plants?

When the Gardener Goes on Vacation, What Happens to the Plants?

You're going to be away for a week or two this summer, but you don't want your garden to run wild. Get tips to tide your garden over until you return.

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Plant a Garden Theme with Herbs

Plant a Garden Theme with Herbs

Herbs may not have showy flowers like perennials and annuals, so using them to create a theme garden is not only a good way to explore unusual herbs and their uses; it’s the perfect way to show your other special interests.

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Berries!

Berries!

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If you want to grow fresh fruit in your yard, consider planting strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries. They're a lot easier to grow and pick than tree fruit, kids love them, and with planning, you can have them throughout the summer and maybe even into the fall.

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The Benefits of Joining a Community Garden

The Benefits of Joining a Community Garden

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One of the most endearing things about these gardens aside from the diversity of food and flowers is the fact that the majority of gardens are organic which means you’ll see butterflies and birds galore enjoying the gardens right along with you.

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Cool Kitchen Garden Containers

Cool Kitchen Garden Containers

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If you're bored by terra-cotta planters, you'll love these creative ideas for garden containers seen at an avant-garde festival in France's Loire Valley.

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12 Natural Bee Sting Remedies

12 Natural Bee Sting Remedies

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These natural bee sting treatments will help remove the itching, swelling, and pain associated with bee stings. Try one the next time you get stung and let us know what works for you.

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Video: Its Tomatomania! So Why Do You Grow Tomatoes?

Video: It's Tomatomania! So Why Do You Grow Tomatoes?

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We took a trip to the annual Tomatomania festival this weekend for a look at what's hot in heirloom tomatoes, from Matt's Wild Cherry Tomatoes (my favorite) to the Green Zebra variety. Plus, tell us why YOU grow tomatoes.

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Buying Produce at Farmers Markets

Buying Produce at Farmer's Markets

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I love farmer’s markets. There’s something so authentic and Old World about them. While I’m loitering around at one, I can’t think of any other place I’d rather be and I’d like to give you some great reasons to loiter around at one, too.

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Suburban Backyard Chickens

Suburban Backyard Chickens

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One can only have so many animals in a suburban backyard and suburbia isn’t overly conducive to farm animals…or is it?

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Writing from the road continued

Writing from the road continued

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Still out on the road, this traveling gardener experiences different stages of spring in gardens around the country. This trip begins with summery weather at the Epcot flower and garden festival in Orlando, Florida, then back to spring in Maryland and then a drive south through Virginia, North and South Carolina.

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Write about your garden!

Write about your garden!

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Here are some tips on how to post to this site.

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The White House Garden in April

The White House Garden in April

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What does the White House vegetable look like a month after the groundbreaking?

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Seasonal Food from a Monastery Garden

Seasonal Food from a Monastery Garden

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Simplicity reigns, whether it's tending the vegetables, cooking the meals, or preserving the harvest.

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Video: My Garden

Video: My Garden

You'll see a before and after and find out how I designed my urban garden.

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Organic Chemistry on the White House Lawn?

Organic Chemistry on the White House Lawn?

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Nobody lobbies me about how I grow my garden, but then again, I'm not part of the power elite.

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Writing from the Road

Writing from the Road

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Lecturer and author Susan Belsinger reports from the road as a traveling gardener--it is springtime everywhere--in varying stages.

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