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Homemade Gifts from the Garden
If you dried any during the growing season, packaged them up in spice containers for gift giving. New and experienced gardeners alike will love a gift of seeds.For a unique gift that doubles as an ornament, make a seed ball to hang on your tree throughout...
California
El Segundo
Three Aralias for your indoor gardens
Remember, it's by the flower structure, not the leaf shape, that we decide who's a cousin to whom in the plant world. This aralia has ruffley compound leaves on light colored "trunk." One variety has been called "parsley aralia" and it does look a bit...
California
El Segundo
Garden Crafts: How-to Instructions For A Macrame\' Hanging Planter
For the second part of this knot, you are going to do the opposite. Choose the four cords that fall to the center. The left side cord is then brought behind the carrier cords and pulled through the loop that the right side cord has made.
California
El Segundo
Bad luck with houseplants? Try lucky bamboo
Has your Croton croaked? Keep the water level fairly constant in the container. Leaves are a medium green (possibly with white stripe) and roots are white or orange. That stem is rotting and should be removed immediately.The rest of the canes are usually...
California
El Segundo
A Grapevine Christmas Tree
I had been making grapevine wreaths for years, so making a grapevine tree shouldn't be an insurmountable task.At any rate, one of the most challenging activities that creative folks encounter is figuring out the ways and means to bring our ideas to fruition.
California
El Segundo
Warm and Cozy Buckwheat Seeds?
And I did, to no avail.Then one day I received a note from the southwest: “I'm sending you a package, watch for it. It reminds me of newly dug soil and planting seeds, scents of spring and warm sunshine.When I talked with June she reminded me that the...
California
El Segundo
My favorite, versatile, new gardening tool is my \
I took pictures of price labels when I comparison shopped for birdseed (safflower, at Lowe's, six pounds for nine dollars.) I have a picture of a bag of granular, insect repellent yard treatment, which I might research or purchase later.
California
El Segundo
Hummers at your window - a great gift idea!
All the hummingbirds seem to require is that you keep the feeder filled, regardless of the brand or style. It lifts off the base that attaches to the window. There is a 16 ounce size available, but as I was planning on more than one feeder I didn't think...
California
El Segundo
Party Favors From the Heart: African Violets and Handmade Containers
The combustible material explodes into flames and creates a wonderfully varied glaze surface on the pot. I needed something relatively cheap since I was going to have 150 guests and something that I could personally make.
California
El Segundo
Gardening Gifts A to Z
Maybe your gardener dreams big and hopes to nurture a future champion like the late greatof Maryland. That's garden dedication!- (of course!) A gardener without DG is like a butterfly without wings! If your green thumb friend hasn't heard of Dave's Garden,...
California
El Segundo
Diana\'s Anise Biscotti
All rights reserved., the free Encyclopedia; Biscotti. Fennel seeds are double the size of anise seeds, but anise seeds have a much stronger flavor. Place biscotti on their side back on the cookie sheets.Bake again at the lower temperature for 15-25 minutes.Check...
California
El Segundo
What the Gardener Gets for Christmas
I've even gotten interesting metal ones. We desire acres of weed-free earth replete with earthworms when everyone else wants a red sports car. Several have the attached saucer tray.
California
El Segundo
Plant Profiles For New Gardeners: Sempervirens tectorum, Hens and Chicks
This little succulent is native to the dry slopes of southern European mountain ranges like the Alps and has been a familiar house-hold plant for over a thousand years. They make great plants for vacation homes and for gardeners with hectic work schedules.
California
El Segundo
Gifts from and for Gardeners: How to Make a Discharge Printed Vest
I speak from personal experience.I test my garment with a drop of bleach in a hidden area before I get started. You'll want to be able to work quickly when we turn the vest over.Now comes the bleach part.
California
El Segundo
Handmade decorative paper with added flowers, seeds, leaves
Why not combine the two activities and make some handmade paper with seeds, leaves, dried flowers and other garden items formed into the paper? The neighbor girls who helped me make paper today will insert their seed cards into Christmas cards for their...
California
El Segundo
Plant Profiles for New Gardeners: Zinnias
Work the ground to about 6" deep after danger of frost has passed, removing rocks, grass and weeds. This makes them ideal for children's gardens. Here in west KY, we plant zinnias again at the end of July for a great show that will take us through the...
California
El Segundo
Clay Critters for Plant Pots: A great kid craft for inside days
Sculpey IIItm and FIMOtm are popular brands. There's a limit to the number of necklaces anybody needs, though, and the boys aren't too keen on making beads anyway. Depending on how big her body turned out, you'll probably need a ball about half an inch...
California
El Segundo
Just add water, Paperwhites bring a hint of spring
The container size is up to you; do plant bulbs closely and with all the bulbs at the same level. Make the gift more lightweight (less costly to mail) by using plastic beads or acrylic chunks as the filler.
California
El Segundo
A Fruit-Tree Pruning Primer
With proper training a pruning, your fruit trees will not only look more beautiful, they'll produce more and better-quality fruit and live much longer. Look for crossed branches, and trim off the one that is weaker or is going in a direction that doesn't...
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Philadelphia
Plant Profiles for New Gardeners: Daylilies
They have the ability to survive drought conditions, but for a lovely display, regular water or rainfall is best. The seeds will be ripe when the pod starts to yellow and shrivel slightly, which is usually three weeks to a month.
California
El Segundo
What Are Stomata: Stoma Plant Pores And How They Work
It is a careful balance to keep stoma open enough to harvest carbon dioxide but closed enough that the plant doesn't dry out.Stomata in plants essentially play a similar role to our respiration system, although bringing oxygen in is not the goal, but...
Ohio
Willoughby
Pasture Primer: A Look at Pasture Plants
“I can get Kentucky bluegrass or rye in commercial mixes, but I always look for varieties that are labeled for forage,” he says. You have to decide what you want to do. Most legume species also have an association with root-borne bacteria (called...
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Philadelphia
A Quick & Easy Harvest Apron
Use your imagination to create your own unique harvest aprons, using what you have on hand. These aprons are long enough to turn up the bottom edge and attach buttons and buttonholes to form a big adjustable harvest pocket.
California
El Segundo
Containers and Baskets - A Primer on Seasonal Color Design
If you have a large pot this may be a camellia or dwarf rhododendron, for instance. They all get a brisk cleaning and fresh new potting soil. Try an old tool box with drilled holes, or perhaps a whisky keg.
California
El Segundo
Citrus - A Short Primer on How To Grow Them.
There are more, and less popular, varieties of each plant that can be grown for their size, shape, blooms, and fruit. Care should be taken not to plant in a low pocket even in warmer climates seeing they can quickly reach too cold a temperature even in...
California
El Segundo
Soil Porosity Information – Learn What Makes Soil Porous
Oxygen, which is another important element needed in soil pores for proper plant growth, may also have a hard time permeating clay soils. In heathy soil, these pores are large and plentiful enough to retain the water, oxygen and nutrients that plants...
Ohio
Willoughby
Getting Attached To Your Equipment: A Primer On Tractor Attachments
Raised in rural north Georgia, Rick Sosebee spent many summers at his grandparents' farm working on small engines and learning mechanics from his grandfather, Vernon Sosebee, who owned Sosebee's Lawn and Garden for more than 25 years.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Sweet Solution for Garden Hot Peppers
The hotter the pepper, the more capsaicin antioxidants they have. Cut away seeds and stems, saving some of the seedsPlace pepper pieces into a blender or food processor. Store any unpopped jars in refrigerator.Label or decorate if giving as a gift from...
California
El Segundo
DIY Homesteader Busy Bags
While we might not always be able to prevent these little tests of our sanity, we can get ready for them. By keeping your pages in plastic, your tiny tots can circle everything they find right on the page using a dry-erase marker.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia