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Ring of DeathRing of Death
June 2, 2014

When plants outgrow their bounds, use an empty plant pot to define their universe.

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Slug NecklaceSlug Necklace
May 26, 2014

Pennies glued to a cardboard collar, to deter both slugs and weeds.

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Incorporating Native Plants into Your LandscapingIncorporating Native Plants into Your Landscaping
May 2, 2014

Well worth the effort, and easier than one might think.

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Herbs - Demystifying the LingoHerbs - Demystifying the Lingo
February 20, 2014

When reading up on the use of herbs, one often runs into terms that sound similar but have slightly different meanings.

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Herbs - Beyond the Soup PotHerbs - Beyond the Soup Pot
February 19, 2014

Explore the fun of using herbs in your daily life. In addition to their culinary uses, they may also be used for medicinal purposes and added to cosmetics, can serve as insect repellents, and reportedly have magical properties.

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Christmas Tree for the BirdsChristmas Tree for the Birds
December 15, 2013

Bring the outside in and extend your decorations by adding a bird tree to your holiday.

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Temporary MarkersTemporary Markers
November 5, 2013

Until a plant becomes firmly established, it is often good to mark where it is. I use flat river rocks to mark my newly planted mints, with a piece of driftwood in front of the rock so I know where to look for new growth in the spring.

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When Comfrey FlopsWhen Comfrey Flops
October 4, 2013

Comfrey is a robust plant which forms a thick clump quickly, followed by many blossoms that are nectar to the honeybees and other pollinators. Then, without warning, the whole plant flops to the ground from the center out, often compromising neighboring plants. The simple solution is...

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Holding Area for PlantsHolding Area for Plants
January 11, 2013

If you have a sandbox, it makes a good holding area for plants you have not yet put into the ground, or those divisions you've potted up for sharing with others. It's easy to dig them in and out, a bit protected, and all in one place for watering.

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