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Suet Bird Feeders for Nesting MaterialSuet Bird Feeders for Nesting Material
By gardengus on October 19, 2012

Suet feeders make great nesting material holders in the spring. Just add string, hair, yarn or torn pieces of cloth.

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A Great Display TipA Great Display Tip
By gardengus on May 6, 2012

Hosta leaves make great backgrounds for displaying small cut flowers.

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Butterflies Love FruitButterflies Love Fruit
By gardengus on April 3, 2012

When trying to attract butterflies to your garden , don't forget to add some ripe fruit.

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Herbs for ButterfliesHerbs for Butterflies
By gardengus on March 11, 2012

Dill and fennel are both hosts for the Black Swallowtail Butterfly. If you plant both dill and fennel in the garden, they will cross pollinate and your dill seed will not produce a good culinary (cooking) dill.

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Prevent Damping OffPrevent Damping Off
By gardengus on February 14, 2012

Water seedlings with Chamomile tea to prevent damping off.

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Twine for GardenersTwine for Gardeners
By gardengus on January 19, 2012

Twine is a good thing to keep handy in the garden or on the potting bench. A terracotta pot turned upside down will hold the twine and a pair of scissors or knife.

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How To Plant Tiny SeedsHow To Plant Tiny Seeds
By gardengus on January 3, 2012

For dispersing very small seeds, add sand and put into an empty spice shaker. The sand will help you to plant more evenly and see where the seeds have been planted.

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Pests Hate PepperPests Hate Pepper
By gardengus on December 20, 2011

Adding pepper to pots helps keep out masked bandits. Just remember to add more after a rain.

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Winter Flower ArrangingWinter Flower Arranging
By gardengus on November 26, 2011

When gathering seeds in the fall , save some seed heads; they make nice dried arrangements. If you need more color, consider some spray paint or glitter.

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Be Ready To Kill the Fruit FliesBe Ready To Kill the Fruit Flies
By gardengus on September 4, 2011

When bringing fresh fruits or vegetables inside, you will most likely attract fruit flies. A small saucer or glass jar with cider vinegar will attract and drown the flies.

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Water for ToadsWater for Toads
By gardengus on August 22, 2011

Toads absorb water through their skin, so shallow dishes of water will attract toads to the area of the garden where you need insect control.

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