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Natural Gardening

Latest Post: November 18, 2017
Connecting

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A wonderful online (and global) class had a webinar today — with just 8 of us. Amazing to talk to folks around the world and see their faces. Our facilitator, in Ireland, asked us, what sustains us, today. I came back to nature and community. I celebrate what I see everyday out in my walks, hikes,...
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Chiot's Run

A chronicle of an organic life.

Latest Post: November 17, 2017
Magnesium for Roses

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As I mentioned yesterday, I use epsom salts in the garden in a few different places. One of the places I discovered where it is very effective is on roses. I have always read that roses like a foliar spray of magnesium, but I never got around to doing it until this summer. I mixed […] No related...
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Garden Therapy

DIY Garden Projects, Yummy Recipes, & Crafty Goodness

Latest Post: November 17, 2017
Creative Holiday Gifts that Gardenistas Will Love

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The holidays are coming up, which means it’s time to find the perfect gifts for all the special people in your life. This year, try giving gifts inspired by nature that bring the calming beauty of the garden indoors. We just love all of the unique, crafty stuff there is to be found on Etsy, so we...
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Garden Rant

Uprooting the Gardening World

Latest Post: November 17, 2017
Video: Best-Performing Native Plants in my Garden by Susan...

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These days we’re all paying more attention to beneficial wildlife in our gardens, and to that end, looking for good native plants to grow. But which ones? Those official lists of state or regional natives don’t really help the aspiring eco-gardener make their choices. So many of the listed plants...
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Backyard Gardening Blog

Latest Post: November 17, 2017
Harvesting Sweet Potatoes

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I am finally moved into my new house after years of construction (its still not done and we’re at more than 2 and a half years since breaking ground) and even more years of planning, and hopefully soon I can get back into my garden more frequently now. Being without a proper garden all this […]
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Studio G, Garden Design & Landscape Inspiration

Garden design & landscape inspiration, gardens inspiration, Outdoor...

Latest Post: November 16, 2017
Where to Discover the Unique Joy of Regional Heirloom Apples

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Before moving to New England, my apple repertoire was limited. Growing up in Colorado, I can be excused for not […] The post Where to Discover the Unique Joy of Regional Heirloom Apples appeared first on .
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Digging

Gardening wisely & beautifully in a hot climate

Latest Post: November 16, 2017
Wavy scaly cloakfern for November Foliage Follow-Up

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“I got a rock,” Charlie Brown complains while trick-or-treating. But I was happy to find this holey limestone rock at Redenta’s in Dallas last month. Yes, I actually bought a rock as a planter. Later, at The Natural Gardener, I happened upon this unusual plant — wavy scaly cloakfern (Astrolepis...
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Cold Climate Gardening

Hardy plants for hardy souls

Latest Post: November 16, 2017
The Last of the Hardiest

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November started out marvelously with highs in the 50s(F) and one day even hit 66°(19C). The second week the switch flipped and the real November showed up with a vengeance. Most nights have been in the teens, but we also got two nights that dipped into single digits (9F=-13C)–that’s unseasonably...
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Shawna Coronado

Making a Difference Every Day

Latest Post: November 15, 2017
Thanksgiving Crockpot Butternut Squash Side-Dish

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Last season I made an insanely yummy-for-the-tummy One Pot Meal Recipe featuring Pork and Butternut Squash in my crockpot that is so easy to make anyone can do it (see video below). Butternut squash is a perfect paleo or vegetarian solution for your Thanksgiving guests – you don’t have to cook it...
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Growing with plants

Gardening tips,garden design, organic gardening, cut flower ideas,...

Latest Post: November 15, 2017
November Harvest and our Kitchen Remodel Continues

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Shell beans are drying on the porch, most are props for my book on vegetable gardening but they wont go to waste. It's been fun raising a dozen or so varieties of dried beans, as they remind me of one of the first crops I raised as a kid after seeing an exhibit of dried beans at a fall harvest...
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clay and limestone

Wildflower Gardening In Middle Tennessee

Latest Post: November 14, 2017
GBBD: November 2017

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Wishing and hoping can't stop winter's approach, but an old cotton sheet can keep a few annuals blooming! We've had two frosty evenings and I knew the weather would rebound to the sixties and pollinators would be buzzing around looking for flowers. So, I covered my two favorites must have fall...
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clay and limestone

Wildflower Gardening In Middle Tennessee

Latest Post: November 14, 2017
GBBD: November 2017

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Wishing and hoping can't stop winter's approach, but an old cotton sheet can keep a few annuals blooming! We've had two frosty evenings and I knew the weather would rebound to the sixties and pollinators would be buzzing around looking for flowers. So, I covered my two favorites must have fall...
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my Gardening 411

Latest Post: November 14, 2017
How to Maintain an Awesome Garden Throughout the Year

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You just prepared your first garden and are so excited about it. Are you worried that you might fail to keep it green and lush all year long? Whether it is a lawn or a vegetable […]
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Plants are the Strangest People

PATSP is a long-winded, intermittently humorous blog which is mostly...

Latest Post: November 14, 2017
Random plant event: Cyperus alternifolius

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This is sort of two random plant events in one, actually. The first is that the Cyperus alternifolius plants in our east window started to bloom about a year ago. I mean, that photo is from January, but I assume it had been going on for a while before I got around to taking the picture. In any...
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