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Home & Garden
by SharonWatterson
10 years ago
Slug rings protect plants from slugs organically




Here in the Northeast, gardeners live for spring and planting. The season is short and goes very fast. Wouldn't it be nice to spend one season without pests in your garden? Some pests are beneficial. Others are not beneficial, the lowly garden slug is one, very hard to control.

The nasty slug, which is...

Home & Garden
by SharonWatterson
10 years ago
Planting roses in your garden - own root roses

Pest-free climbing roses planted with ever-blooming clematis vines perform a summer show all season.

Home & Garden
by SharonWatterson
10 years ago
Flowers and garden plants that save water

Flowers and plants that
save water and money -



Gardening with uncertain weather patterns in a globally warming climate can be devastating to the water supply and your water bill. Planting garden flowers and perennial plants that are environmentally sound in a sunny spot can be challenging.
Planting...

Home & Garden
by SharonWatterson
10 years ago
Grow basil from seed

Herbs are expensive, purchased in the supermarket, but a welcomed aromatic and taste-filled addition to any cooking recipe. Easy to sow for year round enjoyment, fast to mature, why not start your kitchen herb garden today?


Fresh basil is a wonderful aromatic, spicy herb, much used...

Home & Garden
by SharonWatterson
10 years ago
How to grow geraniums indoors over the winter

Plan to store your summer window box flowers and ivies during the cooler months of the year and reuse them next spring. It's easy and it saves money.



Everyone wants to save money in spring gardening window box plantings, especially geraniums.
The cost is getting so high,...

Home & Garden
by SharonWatterson
10 years ago
Plant Flowers to Attract Butterflies and Hummingbirds to your garden

Everyone loves butterflies and hummingbirds in their summer gardens. Californian gardeners are fortunate to have these two species year round in their back gardens of orange and lemon blossoming trees.   In other colder climates, plantings of several different flowers and garden fixtures are necessary to attract...

Home & Garden
by SharonWatterson
10 years ago
Flowers and plants for a shade garden


Here are some perennials that do nicely in a garden with little sunlight, or part shade, indirect sunlight.

Loosestrife is a perennial and grows about three feet tall, has pretty purple foliage and bright yellow clumps of flowers. It grows fast and needs thinning every so often, but it makes...

Home & Garden
by SharonWatterson
10 years ago
Plant mossed wire hanging flower baskets

  Traditional topiary flower baskets Sustainable moss hanging baskets are used all over the world in summer, and now with the green revolution, topiary is more popular than ever. No plastic pots involved, just a little wire and sphagnum moss to decorate your summer patio. Wire baskets...

Home & Garden
by SharonWatterson
10 years ago
Growing and caring for gardenias


Growing and caring for gardenias-


Gardenias are a favorite, but sensitive flower, smell oh so sweet, and their scent will remind you of years gone by, sweet memories.

Sometimes gardenias and jasmine can be fidgety to grow. Gardenias and Jasmine are in the same biological family. We have a gardenia that...

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