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Tips for Storing Birdseed

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If you plan on feeding the birds this winter you will want to invest in a good storage system. Not only will you prevent critters like mice and bugs from destroying the seed, but the seed will stay fresh longer …

Planning the Spring Edible Garden

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Before you plant, before you map out the garden, before you even start buying seeds, there are a few things to take into consideration when planning your new spring edible garden. Time: Responsibilities outside the garden can change from year-to-year. …

Winter Bird Facts

Winter Bird Care Horticulture

When the foliage is down and bird feeders are full, many of us are drawn to bird watching. There are several steps you can take to attract and keep birds close to home. Here are some interesting winter bird facts …

Knowledge Cultivates Great Gardens

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A garden life does not exist in a vacuum. Even the most scholarly of gardeners, sequestered in their labs, herbariums or greenhouses, share their discoveries with others. Much of that new garden knowledge finds its way into Horticulture. Horticulture magazine …

False Christmas Cactus Care 101

Christmas Cactus Horticulture

False Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera truncata) is a popular houseplant, especially one to gift to a friend or family member this time of the year. I have three, and although I’m a self-described bad houseplant keeper, they are thriving despite, or perhaps …

How to Grow Rosemary Indoors

Grow Rosemary Indoors

The easiest way to grow rosemary indoors is to grow the plant in containers. If your rosemary is in containers, start acclimating the plant to the diminished light it will receive when brought indoors. Rosemary requires full sun and even …

Give the Birds Shelter

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Creating a winter habitat for the birds is a lot easier than you may think. Provide the basics and the birds will grace your back yard throughout the winter. Be consistent Just like you, birds require daily food, water, shelter …

Smart Gardening Online Workshops

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Horticulture presents four new FREE online workshops for 2016. Spring Ahead with Cool-Season Flowers with flower farmer Lisa Ziegler. Learn about growing hardy annual flowers such as snapdragons, sweet peas, bells of Ireland and other spring beauties that are favorites …