The Elements of a Successful Garden Container

December 21, 2012

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You could simply stuff a bunch of plants in a pot and call it good, but your garden containers will look much better if you take time to create a pleasing composition. Planting a garden container is like creating a floral arrangement. Think of the following when planning your container: proportions, color, and three different types [...]

Quick Guide for Starting Vegetable Gardens

October 26, 2012

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So, you purchased a home, started a home garden, and now you’re ready for the next step: growing food. Not only is vegetable gardening a fun way to reduce your grocery bills, many edible plants are also ornamental. If you think a veggie patch has to be unattractive, think again. If you’re just starting out, [...]

How to Start a Home Garden

October 19, 2012

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When the average homebuyer goes house hunting, he or she tends to be very focused on the house itself while the surrounding property is secondary. But, even if you’re not an avid gardener, a well-designed home garden can become an extension of your living space. Especially in milder climates, decks, patios, and vegetable and flower [...]