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Favorite Perennials for the Southern Interior

by Jessica B. September 29th, 2016
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
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Grow Potatoes in Winter in the Pacific Northwest

by Kimberly Hays September 22nd, 2016
A lot of people are finished working their vegetable garden until next spring, but those who want to continue gardening can plant some vegetables indoors. While most people think of growing herbs indoors, not many think of growing vegetables, especially potatoes. It will take a little work in the beginning, but it is a fun project, and you will have some fresh, delicious potatoes during the winter months.

Seed Potatoes – You will need to go to your local garden center
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September is the BEST Gardening Month of the Year

by Jessica B. September 15th, 2016
Living in New England, September has always been one of my favorite months for gardening, mostly because there are still some great veggies to harvest and some fun tasks to be done, but also because I get to enjoy the last run of flowers before deeper autumn as I relax in my back yard. Here are some tips for making the most out of your September gardening:

Stock up on perennials

This is a great time to fill your garden with
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  • Caring for Southwest Cacti in Winter

    by Kimberly Hays September 8th, 2016
    The Southwest has so many varieties of cacti that are native to that area of the country. Because they grow so well, many people like to transplant them in their yard for added interest in flower beds and gardens, and they can also stand alone as a centerpiece in the yard. They are relatively easy to grow and take care of, but they do need a little care during
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  • Southern Interior Fall Vegetable Garden

    by Jessica B. September 1st, 2016
    One of the perks of gardening in the South is having an extended vegetable season where you can continue to grow a wide variety of vegetables in the autumn, after the main heat has died down. This means, with careful planning, you can get an early batch of veggies in the spring and a late one in the fall. Here are a few tips for planting so that you
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  • Harvesting Vegetables in the Pacific Northwest

    by Kimberly Hays August 25th, 2016
    It is that time in the season when all of your plants are full of beautiful vegetables, and you will want to harvest them at the right time so you don’t have rotting in your garden that will cause diseases and pests. Harvesting them at the right time will also give you the most flavorful vegetables for eating. Following is a guide so you will know the optimum time
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