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Bring a Snake into Your Home!Bring a Snake into Your Home!
By fiwit on July 29, 2014

On Oct 31, 1997, I discovered a baby rattlesnake in my home office, curled up behind my chair. That is NOT the kind of snake I recommend you bring into your house. Instead, adopt a Snake Plant, also called Mother-in-Law's Tongue. The perfect house plant, it's easy to grow, difficult to kill, and its broad leaves make it very effective at removing toxins from the air.

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Water Beds for Daylilies?!?!?!Water Beds for Daylilies?!?!?!
By fiwit on April 11, 2014

Until fall 2013, the only water beds I'd ever heard of were for humans. Then Daylily hybridizer Lee Pickles described the water beds he made for his daylilies, and I knew I had to try it for myself.

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Confessions of a HemeroholicConfessions of a Hemeroholic
By fiwit on April 8, 2014

In the Daylily Forum, we tease each other about being addicted to Daylilies. While I'm confident that other gardeners feel the same way about their favorite plants, no other plant has really impacted my gardening life as much as these beauties we used to call "Ditch Lilies."

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Tutorial: Easy-Peasy Raised BedsTutorial: Easy-Peasy Raised Beds
By fiwit on October 28, 2013

When I first moved into my house, I diligently dug flower beds by de-turfing the 20-year-old Zoysia grass and tilling up the red Georgia clay. Then one day I realized I could simply build raised beds, and it cut my bed-creation time in half. I can now build an 8ft by 16ft raised bed in about a day, and here's how I do it:

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A Quick Tip for Changing Hose AttachmentsA Quick Tip for Changing Hose Attachments
By fiwit on June 14, 2013

I'm constantly switching between connecting my hose to a soaker hose or to a nozzle attachment. This little accessory has become my new best friend.

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