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Not All Morning Glories Are Thugs; Some Are Very Friendly!Not All Morning Glories Are Thugs; Some Are Very Friendly!
September 4, 2016

Many gardeners hate morning glories, thinking they are invasive and can take over the garden, especially purpureas. They can be troublesome if not controlled, but it's easy to keep them from getting out of control.

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Make a Hobbit House -- It's Easy!Make a Hobbit House -- It's Easy!
September 2, 2016

Create a Hobbit house for the kids, or for the big kid in you!

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Bugs and Garden Visitors ..Bugs and Garden Visitors ..
September 1, 2016

Do you really want bugs/visitors in your garden?

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Gardening GoldGardening Gold
August 31, 2016

Use corn gluten for pre-emergence control.

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The Winners of the 2016 Caladiums Bulbs Photo Contest!The Winners of the 2016 Caladiums Bulbs Photo Contest!
August 30, 2016

We reveal the winners! Come take a look.

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DIY Mini Flower Pot TrellisDIY Mini Flower Pot Trellis
August 28, 2016

I made these mini trellises out of recycled lamp parts.

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Time to Vote for the Caladiums Bulbs Photo Contest!Time to Vote for the Caladiums Bulbs Photo Contest!
August 27, 2016

Voting has begun on the 2016 Caladiums 4 Less Photo Contest. There isn't a huge number of photos, but lots of great ones! Come choose your favorites and cast your votes for the ones you think should win.

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Canning TipsCanning Tips
August 26, 2016

Want to share your harvest, or just keep those awesome tomatoes longer? Here are some tips from a lifelong food preserver.

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Seed Swaps: A General FAQ for How To Get StartedSeed Swaps: A General FAQ for How To Get Started
August 20, 2016

If you love to grow things from seed and you haven't already checked into the seed swaps here on NGA, you're missing out! Seed swapping is a great way to expand your collection of seeds and try new things, whether your interests are wide or focused. There's a little something for everyone and NOW is the time to get started! Grab your seeds and get ready for a little trading--I'll help you learn how!

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The 2016 Caladium Bulbs 4 Less Photo Contest!The 2016 Caladium Bulbs 4 Less Photo Contest!
August 19, 2016

Our friends at Caladium Bulbs 4 Less are sponsoring a Caladiums Photo Contest at Garden.org, and there are prizes to win! Do you have great photos of caladiums from this year? Then enter them in our contest and win prizes along with the admiration of your peers!

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The August 2016 Not-A-Raffle-Raffle!The August 2016 Not-A-Raffle-Raffle!
August 17, 2016

Here it is! Another raffle with another great lineup of prizes.

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Get Your Backyard Birds To Eat Those Tomato HornwormsGet Your Backyard Birds To Eat Those Tomato Hornworms
August 16, 2016

I hardly ever can spot those nasty tomato hornworms. I let my feathered friends do it for me.

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Strawberry TowerStrawberry Tower
August 12, 2016

I had several terra cotta strawberry planters, but the amount of space I could give them was limited, so I came up with a solution.

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Easy Peasy Vegetable GardeningEasy Peasy Vegetable Gardening
August 11, 2016

I only have a small yard. I’m older, and can’t do all that I used to do, but I sure do love homegrown, totally organic vegetables. Thought I’d share this because it works extremely well for me, and so many folks just don’t have time for a garden anymore.

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What To Do with Extra HerbsWhat To Do with Extra Herbs
August 9, 2016

Have extra herbs from the garden you don't know what to do with? Make all-natural homemade cleaners!

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Soda Bottle DIY Irrigation for Roses and Other PlantsSoda Bottle DIY Irrigation for Roses and Other Plants
August 7, 2016

One of the most effective methods of watering roses is by deep watering. An easy and economical way to do this is by turning a soda bottle into a DIY irrigation drip system.

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Overwhelming Projects?Overwhelming Projects?
August 5, 2016

I used to look at all of my land and feel totally overwhelmed by all of the projects I was envisioning.

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The Low-Down on Pulling ThistlesThe Low-Down on Pulling Thistles
August 3, 2016

Sometimes, you find yourself bare handed in the garden and just have to yank out a thistle. Don't get hurt!

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Bee-Friendly, Smart Way To Provide Water for Our PollinatorsBee-Friendly, Smart Way To Provide Water for Our Pollinators
July 29, 2016

Everyone knows that bees, wasps, and other small insects work hard to collect nectar and pollen, but did you know that, like the birds, they also need a source of water?

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Simple Recycle, Reuse IdeaSimple Recycle, Reuse Idea
July 27, 2016

It is seed-starting time for some of us, which presented me with a dilemma. I had my seeds and my beautiful seed- starting compressed bale medium, but no scoop!

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Kill Weeds with Hot WaterKill Weeds with Hot Water
July 25, 2016

No need for chemicals. Use boiling water to kill those weeds.

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Metal Basket Container PlantingMetal Basket Container Planting
July 22, 2016

There are many metal objects available to use for container planting, such as tubs, troughs, cans, buckets, cups, bowls, etc. While browsing through an antique mall, I found a metal basket that I thought was quite distinctive. The question I asked myself was, "What do I do with it?" My answer: "Plant succulents, of course!"

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How To Make Cheap, Permanent Plant TagsHow To Make Cheap, Permanent Plant Tags
July 20, 2016

Tired of trying to remember the name of that plant? Or -- trying to read your faded plant tag that is falling apart? Here's an inexpensive, interchangeable, and permanent plant tag that is easy to make with a few tools and materials.

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Chickens in the Vegetable GardenChickens in the Vegetable Garden
July 18, 2016

My three hens live in my vegetable garden. They are wonderful garden helpers: scratching up weeds, patrolling for bugs, and fertilizing. And I get wonderful rich organic eggs! Here is how I get my girls to co-exist with my vegetables.

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Make a Lavender Wand SachetMake a Lavender Wand Sachet
July 15, 2016

Bring your garden indoors with a wand sachet made from lavender from your garden.

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