Author Archives: GardenGal

Seed Starting 101

Starting seeds indoors is a great way for gardeners to get a head-start on the growing season.¬† As a budget-conscious gardener, be aware that an initial investment of time, effort and space will provide you with a wider variety and … Continue reading

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DIY Garden Tips: Construct a Raised Bed

If the hard, physical labor involved in gardening has taken some of the joy out of a previously pleasurable hobby, raised beds may be the answer. They eliminate the bending, reaching and digging required with traditional beds. Raised beds offer … Continue reading

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Ornamentals: Pansies for Cool Weather Color

Want a little inexpensive,¬†early season color in your garden? Try pansies. They thrive in cool temperatures, tolerate mild frost and cold nights, and are readily available at your local garden centers. Pansies, related to the viola family, can be found … Continue reading

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Vegetable Gardening: How to Mix Plants

Combining plants in your vegetable garden is both an art and science. The way you intermix plants creates an interdependent relationship that keeps plants healthier, lengthens the growing season, makes the most of the space you have and increases the … Continue reading

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DIY Garden Tips: The Garden Calendar

From cleaning up winter detritus to closing down the gardens in autumn, we gardeners are continuously busy once spring arrives. A garden calendar will help keep you on track, ensuring all the garden tasks that need tending get done on … Continue reading

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Ornamentals: Perennials for Shade Gardens

Gardening in a shady yard can be a challenge, but there are many flowering plants bloom abundantly in partial shade. Areas that receive 2 to 4 hours of dappled sunlight each day are considered partial shade gardens, according to the … Continue reading

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Container Gardening 101

Just about any plant that can be grown in the garden can be grown in a container as well. Any container will work, as long as it has holes in the bottom for drainage and is large enough to allow … Continue reading

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