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Ordering American Grown Flowers

Ordering American Grown Flowers

Did you know that the percentage of cut flowers sold in the USA aren't grown in the United States? More to the point, however, is the following question: did you know that you have the ability to order flowers that are American Grown? In many parts of this country you...

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Celebrating The Seasons

Celebrating The Seasons

In the rush and hype of Christmas and New Year's, the Winter Solstice gets left in the dust...or perhaps lost in the dark would be more appropriate wording. In the northern hemispheres, however, this is an important time as the days will begin to grow ever so slowly...

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Welcoming A New Dog to the Garden

Welcoming A New Dog to the Garden

As many of you know, our dear dog Riley died last March. After grieving him for the past summer, in September we finally felt ready to accept a new dog into our lives. On Wednesday we brought Sparky home from Cape Ann Animal Aid in Glouchester. He is a rescue puppy...

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Plant Connections & Dreaming of Chanticleer

Plant Connections & Dreaming of Chanticleer

As many of you know, I am one of the advisors for Garden Compass, a smartphone app that allows people to have a plant or plant problem identified by actual human eyeballs...when you have this app it's like having a garden geek in your pocket. I had a great...

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Healthy Weight Loss? You Can Grow That!

Healthy Weight Loss? You Can Grow That!

Put aside the myths, products and gimmicks about weight loss and what you’ve got is the truth: it’s a matter of calories taken in and calories burned. For most people (yes, there are exceptions) if more than you’ve burned and you gain weight. Eat less and you lose...

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In a Garden…

In a Garden…

  So why are we making it seem so hard? Walk through your gardens each evening with open eyes. Forget the work, what's left to be done, and what didn't succeed. It isn't difficult...

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My Favorite Garden Hose…

My Favorite Garden Hose…

just got better! I've posted in the past about how much I love this garden hose: Legacy HFZG550YW Flexzilla 5/8 X 50 Zilla Green Garden Hose with 3/4 GHT Ends. The Flexzilla hose is light weight, easy to coil but hard to kink, and safe for people and pets to drink...

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Hummingbird Trapped in the Garage

Hummingbird Trapped in the Garage

I flew back from Moss Mountain Farm this evening, pulled into the garage and began unloading the car. I was exhausted from being up since 3 AM, but happy to be home and see spring in full bloom at Poison Ivy Acres. As I began taking things into the house I saw that...

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Spring Madness and Unfolding

Spring Madness and Unfolding

When the growing season really springs upon us, it's hard to know where to focus first. There are weeds to pull, annuals and perennials to plant, containers to fill, fertilizer to spread, shrubs to prune and...the list could go on and on, right? I personally am...

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Six Degrees of Germination

Six Degrees of Germination

Authors are always looking for ways to put their books in front of other people. We want to grow our audiences, so we're constantly networking, posting online, and putting out feelers for ways to spread the word about our books. I'm no different, so it's no wonder...

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