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Natural Fixes for Poor Garden Soil

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jul 28, 2014

If your garden plants are flopping instead of flourishing, the problem could well be your soil. Many enthusiastic amateur gardeners believe that any soil problems can be fixed by adding...


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Bees, Butterflies and Hummingbirds: Pollination Pros

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jul 27, 2014

Bees, butterflies and hummingbirds are a charming sight as they soar around your backyard garden. But beyond their beauty, these creatures help human beings through their role in pollinating...


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Bumper Crop of Cucumbers? Here’s What to Do

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jul 27, 2014

Now’s the time when (hopefully) your vegetable garden seems to start exploding with produce. Cucumbers are one of the most prolific veggies, to the point where you may feel overwhelmed...


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Natural Sources of Nitrogen for Your Garden

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jul 03, 2014

Recently, the leaves of my beautiful geranium plants started to look a lot less beautiful. In fact they were downright yellow at the edges. And with the dry spell we’ve been having,...


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Turn Your Apartment’s Outdoor Space into an Oasis

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 17, 2014

If you live in a townhouse, condo or rental apartment with its own balcony or terrace, you may be reluctant to use your outdoor space for more than storage or the designated smoking...


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Planting a Tree

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 02, 2014

Gardening in your backyard … and front yard, and indoors, and on your balcony … is enjoying a huge wave of popularity among Americans. Everyone seems to want to get their...


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Vertical Gardens Offer More than Just Space Saving

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 20, 2014

Gardens that grow vertically rather than spreading across the landscape are all the rage among urban gardening fans these days. Their popularity is due in large part to the fact that...


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Eat Well and Spend Less by Using the Three R’s

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 11, 2014

By the “three R’s,” we’re not referring to readin’, ‘ritin’ and ‘rithmetic … although those school subjects are definitely useful...