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Creating a Sound Garden with Wind Chimes

by T Akery October 30th, 2014 Yard Decor
The sound of a garden can be as calming as the look of it. You can achieve a variety of sounds by incorporating wind chimes into your yard decor. There is a balance to maintain as you don't want to overdo it. Otherwise, all the sounds will crash into each other and create harmonic discord. But judicially placed, they can add a measure of relaxation that can enhance your yard.

Of course, the most important quality to consider in a wind chime is the sound it makes, so take the time to test the wind chimes first. You want a
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The Well-Tended Perennial Garden

by Jessica B. October 17th, 2014 While every gardener might dream of having a well-tended perennial garden, this is a Garden Gotta Read! This book is a great tool for designing a garden that is self-sustaining and rewarding. I’ve been enjoying this book all September and it is full of great ideas for beginner and advanced gardeners. If you have ever looked for a manual for a great, easy to care for garden, this is it. I prefer it to doing all of my research on the Internet because I can thumb through it while
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Grow Indoor Roses

by Ronald A. Rowe October 29th, 2014 Flowers
Flowers It is true that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.  But did you know that a rose grown indoors can broadcast that sweet aroma throughout your house and it will last longer than its outdoor cousins?  Roses are tricky to grow in any circumstances.  They wouldn’t cost so much if growing roses was easy.  With the right combination of steps you can bring the beauty of roses into your home where you control the temperature and the most dangerous pests are blocked from your beautiful plants.

The biggest obstacle to bringing your rose garden inside is
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Great Fall Flowers for Warm Climates

by Jessica B. October 28th, 2014 Gardening by Region, Southern Interior/Gulf Coast
While it may seem odd to fill your southern garden with bright autumn colors, if you are missing the warmth of a nice cozy autumn, a few fall inspired blossoms might help it feel more like fall while you enjoy the warmer weather. Here are a few flowers that
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How to Propagate Orangic Mums

by Kimberly Hays October 24th, 2014 Organic Gardening
Organic-Gardening Chrysanthemums, generally referred to as mums, are probably the most popular fall flower. Because they love cooler weather and come in a variety of colors, they are great for adding color to your yard. They can also be cared for so that they will come up again next year if you make sure they are protected in the coldest months by covering them or bringing them indoors. They will grow full foliage the following spring and summer, but will not bloom until the weather starts to cool off again. You can also grow mums by propagating them from cuttings or from seeds. Read on for tips on how to successfully propagate your mums.

Dividing Them – The simplest way to propagate your mums is to separate them at the ball. This is almost necessary as your mums get older because the roots get thin. Cut the root ball into several
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