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Cats and Your Houseplants: An Epic Tale of Love and Betrayal

There are dog people and cat people. Then, there are dog people gardeners and cat people gardeners. Being a lover of either four-legged friend comes with some challenges if you also happen to love your plants. Dog owners definitely have a lot to deal with if their pet happens to be a handful—some more irritating behaviors include [...]

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Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Rosmarinus officinalis is officially the most useful, most fragrant, and most delicious herb on the planet. Period. End of story. The End.…Okay, alright, so there are some other pretty good herbs out there, and you might even think they are the best herbs ever. Thyme has a lemony fresh scent and takes your homemade soups [...]

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Tea Gardening

How to grow your own organic teaWhether it’s a tall glass of iced tea a hot day or a warm mug of hot tea on a crisp morning, tea is the ultimate drink of comfort. Throughout history, people have been drinking tea for medicinal and health purposes, but only recently has tea proved to provide antioxidants that can act as [...]

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Create Your Own Container Pond

Some of the coolest trends and ideas in gardening that have come out in the past few years have had to do with making gardening more accessible to those that, for a variety of reasons, aren’t able to have a traditional garden. Primarily, these have to do with a lack of space, having no outdoor space, being a [...]

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On Heirloom Seeds

What is an Heirloom Variety?Simply put, an heirloom is exactly what it sounds like. In much the same way you might pass down a quilt or piece of jewelry from generation to generation in your family, seeds from heirloom varieties have been passed down through the years such that we have true-to-type seed from [...]

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The Wonderful Wabi-Kusa

Wabi-sabi isn’t easily translated into the English language—in fact, there is no direct translation. It is an all-encompassing term for the Japanese aesthetic school of thought that the imperfection, incompleteness, and irregularities of a thing are the qualities that make it beautiful. Wabi-sabi is the acceptance and appreciation of the natural state of [...]

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More Tips to Ending Waste with Your Garden

....You have stuff all over your home that can have a second life and save you both the money you’ve already spent on them AND money you might potentially spend in the future on a product you could make yourself with your discard. ...The key to limiting waste is creativity, and giving your garbage as [...]

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What's Going On This Earth Day?

April marks the beginning of Earth Month, and Earth Day is April 22 this year. We encourage all who are able to get out there and join the millions of others this month who will be celebrating the natural beauty of our planet and engaging in activities to clean up our Earth and educate others on how they [...]

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Seed Starting Basics

We are nearing the beginning of February, and gardeners everywhere are beginning to receive their first seed catalogs in the mail, scan the internet for new ideas and varieties, and prepare for planting day. While many of us have a wait until we can till up the garden soil and sow outdoors, we can [...]

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Ending Waste with Your Garden

Waste is a bummer. Waste, aside from being disappointing in general, is a huge source of money loss when we’ve missed the opportunity to reuse something and get more bang for our buck. This is particularly noticeable when it comes to food items, like fruit and produce, which we often purchase based on [...]

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