Category Archives: Gardening

How to Conquer Gardening Pain

The long, sunny days of summer are returning, and that means it's time to dust off those gardening tools. But if you experience long-lasting body pain, yard work might be easier said than done. (more…)...
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June in The Flower Garden

June in the garden and the season is in full swing. Even in the smallest garden there is plenty to do at this time of year. From transplanting seedlings you have raised in the greenhouse to cutting back early flowering plants to make way for colourful annuals. So before you put on your boots for...
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Phalaenopsis Orchid Growing Care Tips

Color variety consists of white, pinks, lavender and yellow both in solid colors and blends of stripes and spots. Bold color designs are starting to show up also. Phalaenopsis flowers provide both exotic variety and excellent longevity. Individual flowers can be as durable as 3-4 months. Flowers open up sequentially at 2-5 day intervals along...
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June in the Vegetable Garden

June is the month when the summer season really gets underway. Many of the vegetables you have grown from seed can now be planted out. The first potatoes are almost ready to lift and the herb garden is bursting with scent. Even in the smallest vegetable garden there is always plenty to do at this...
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Fragrant House Plants

With two large dogs in the house, I am forever looking for ways to keep the air in the house fresh and pleasant. I love fragrant oils burnt in lamps but the oil isn't cheap! I also sprinkle the filter on the vacuum with a fragrant oil, but the aroma only sticks around for a...
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How to Plant and Grow Snap Peas

Snap peas are also known as sugar snap peas. They differ from snow peas by the fact their pods are more rounded in shape and contain slightly more mature peas. Snap peas are a cross between snow peas and garden peas. The whole pod is eaten and has a crunchy texture and very sweet flavor....
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How to Make a Scarecrow for Your Garden

Scarecrows were first invented as a way to keep birds, especially crows, out of gardens and fields. While scarecrows are still used for that purpose, they are also used as decorations at Halloween or to decorate a yard for a party. They are usually dressed in clothes with bold colours or in jeans to give...
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How To Make Oyster Mushroom Spawn At Home

Mushrooms are a fungus that has a different life cycle compared to other plants that grow from seeds and die. The living tissue of the fungi is underground which feeds on rotten wood, and this is known as mycelium. This ingredient is needed for making them breed. This is any mixture of mycelium when combined...
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