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How To Plant A Memorial Garden

Planting A Memorial Garden – A Way To Work Through Grief When my mother passed away seven years ago, one of the first things I did was create a garden with transplants from her garden. I found that working on that project truly did help work through my grief. One of these days soon, my husband and I are hoping for a little hobby farm where we can retire, raise our own food and livestock and just relax after all these years. My thoughts now turn to setting aside some…

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Camellia Flowers – Photos and Information

Camellias – A Broadleaf Evergreen Favorite Camellias are a lovely flowering tree or shrub. To those that grow them, nothing else quite compares. They are loved for their foliage and spectacular blooms. While they don’t grow well in my particular time zone in the Midwest USA, I still enjoy them very much when I can see them. For example, at the botanical garden in my area, they have an indoor area that houses the camellia trees, as well as many other plants like cacti and citrus trees. Where Camellias Grow…

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Miracle Plant the Malunggay (Moringa)

The Mighty Malunggay (Moringa Oleifera) Malunggay or Moringa also known as the Miracle Tree. Studies have shown that Malunggay or Moringa can be used to treat a number of illnesses so here are the health benefits that you can get for this mighty tree. Leaves: Lower blood pressure Anti Tumor & Anti-cancer compounds (Phytochemicals) that help stop the growth of cancer cells Anti-diabetic normalize blood sugar level Anti-bacterial and Anti-fungal properties Strengthens the immune system Rich in protein Anti-inflammatory Fights Diarrhea Use to stop bleeding from shallow cut Contains 7…

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Wicked Weed Tricks: Maple Keys

Happens every June here in Maine My friend John lives in Scarborough, Maine which is up the road a bit from where I live in South Portland. My spouse and I were over at John’s house, enjoying a cookout, and I asked him if he thought there were more maple seeds on the ground than usual this year. “Oh yeah,” John said, turning a marinated chicken breast over on the grill. “Twice as many.” “I thought so,” I said. “I don’t remember the dang things being ankle-deep before.” Wherever you…

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You Can Grow Organic Potatoes, Even In Hot Climates

You Can Grow Organic Potatoes All Year Long, Even In Hot Climates It’s true, you can grow Organic Potatoes in hot climates and you can grow them the year round. Here in Texas, with our searing summertime temps, that would seem to be a challenge. But it’s not hard to do really, just read along For example: Did you know that heat causes the potato to go dormant until the weather cools down? So, how does one get around that? Simple. Grow potatoes inside, in a controlled environment. Grow them…

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How to Transplant Raspberries

Raspberries are a Delicious and Healthful Fruit Plump, red, sweet and flavorful, raspberries are an expensive item on the grocery shelf. But oh, how we love them! This versatile fruit can be baked in pies, frozen for later use, used as a topping for ice cream, cheese cake, and short cake. You can sprinkle them on cold cereal and even include them in granola. They are a great snack to take to work or on a picnic. Children love them and won’t miss having candy if given these delightful berries.…

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Secrets to Successful Urban Gardening

Urban Gardening Tips If you live in an urban environment but crave fresh, organic vegetables or the beauty of colorful flowers, these urban gardening tips can help you grow great plants in pots, containers and other small spaces. Just because you live in a city or in an apartment doesn’t mean your green thumb has to go to waste. Urban gardeners have discovered the fun of window sill gardening, balcony or patio gardens, roof top gardens and reclaimed spaces in the neighborhood. Container gardening is the secret. You can grow…

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