Garlic: The Stinking Rose

This article discusses garlic, ‘the stinking rose.’   Health benefits, how to grow it, uses in the kitchen and garden, and a non-toxic garlic spray recipe, as an alternative to using harmful chemicals in the garden, are explored. Garlic (Allium sativum) has been used for centuries for both cooking and medicinal purposes.  Known as the ‘stinking […]

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Fall Planting

Most people don’t think of Fall as a time for planting new landscaping and garden plants. To most, it’s time to put garden ventures to sleep until Spring. While it may not seem so, Fall planting of trees, shrubs, Perennials, bulbs, and cool weather grasses like Fescue is a very good idea. Roots of newly

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Gardening Facts

Gardening can be described as an art in which plants are grown for the purpose of creating an impressive landscape. Gardening can take place at a private home, or it can be used at public buildings. The space that is used for gardening is called the garden. While most gardens will typically be located on

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Garden Decking

Sometimes you’ll want to be able to walk on a portion of your garden without touching the grass, so you’ll need to build a floored space at one end and possibly a path as well. Concrete patios used to be the most popular option for achieving this, but they are quickly losing popularity. Wooden decking

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Exotic Lumber Products

When searching for exotic lumber, check to see where it’s area of origin  was and how it was obtained.  Many exotic woods are removed from endangered rain forest areas around the world.  These are NOT the materials anyone would necessarily want if they cared about the environment.  More importantly however, there are many alternatives that

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Easy Rose Planting

Planting roses is fairly simple gardening stuff.  The first thing is to never let the rose roots dry out.  If you do, the rose will either perform poorly the first year or simply die.  It does help to soak the roots in warm water for an hour before you plant if you’ve purchased the rose

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