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Favorite Garden Quotes | Relaxing in the Garden

There are plenty of great garden quotes and I would love to hear your’s! One of my favorite is… Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get. (H. Jackson Brown, Jr.)

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How to tell if your Watermelon is ripe

Have you ever wondered how to tell for sure if your garden or store melon is really ripe? We have a great set of tips for picking the perfect melon, along with a quick video thumping demonstrated on our first ripe melon of the season.

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How to Build a Composting Keyhole Garden

I built a composting keyhole garden out of reclaimed materials for my first attempt at vegetable gardening. It claims all the things I love – low maintenance, a closed system, and drought tolerant. The idea comes from Africa, where it is used to help boost families’ food access.

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Herbal Remedies: Ulcers

Ulcers are a pain…a pain in the stomach. If you have ever had ulcers, you wouldn’t forget them and also thank your lucky stars! Ulcers are actually painful sores that occur in the stomach or in the upper part of the small intestine. As many as 10-15% of Americans have ulcers. And not surprisingly more […]