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Daffo-Dos and Daffo-Don’ts

by Ronald A. Rowe October 1st, 2014 Flowers
Daffodils are a beautiful and relatively easy component of any flower garden.  They thrive in almost any climate in the USA and will return to bloom again year after year.  While daffodils are a low-maintenance flower that will thrive without much care, there are some Daffo-Dos and Daffo-Don’t’s that will help ensure a beautiful, healthy, and long lasting daffodil for your home garden.


Do plant deep.  Daffodil bulbs vary in size but all are pretty large.  Make sure that you plant your bulbs at a depth that is 2-4 times the size of the bulb (so you’d plant a three-inch
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Garden Gotta Have – Plastic Cover

by Jessica B. September 19th, 2014 As we head into autumn, even if you live in a relatively mild climate, you may consider investing in a plastic cover, a row cover or some other protection to keep your garden safe from the elements. Winter has struck early the last few years, and there have been some pretty major storms in other regions. If you still have some veggies or berries on the vine the harsh weather can destroy your crop. Make sure you have a plastic cover on hand that you can throw over in
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Favorite Perennials for the Southern Interior

by Jessica B. September 30th, 2014 Gardening Notes, Southern Interior/Gulf Coast
Gardening-Notes One of my favorite things about gardening in the southern interior, or mostly zone 8, is the abundance of colorful flowers you can enjoy almost year round. Yes, you can get a lot in the north as well (where I am currently), but it isn’t quite the same. Here are some of my favorite perennials from down south gardening that will bring you a lot of color and joy. Sure, some of them can even survive in somewhat more northern climates, but they do thrive in the southern interior.

Blanket Flower – This plant needs very little care and does
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An Organic Garden Tower for Fall

by Kimberly Hays September 26th, 2014 Organic Gardening
Organic-Gardening It’s getting colder at night, and some areas of the country are already getting snow. If you want to continue having fresh organic garden vegetables throughout the winter, you can plant in a garden tower now. Here is an example of a garden tower available online, but you
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Moving Your Window Boxes

by Jessica B. September 25th, 2014 Window Boxes
Window-Boxes It can be a bit tricky to move your window boxes to a new location, whether you are moving them to a new window in your house or to a new home, you may find your plants don’t take well to the change. With a few preparations you can successfully move your entire window box without destroying all of your plants.

1) Conditions the same – The key to a successful move is to make sure that the conditions in the new location are not too different from their old location. This is not always so easy. Does the new spot get the same amount of sunlight, rain and wind? This may be difficult to measure, but you might try to observe the conditions at both sites for a few weeks to get a better sense of things. If the conditions are not the same, you can try to compensate
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