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Composting in the Snow

Posted by Laura Firszt | Nov 11, 2014

If you love gardening, chances are good that you don't view winter as hibernation season. Instead, you want to keep busy with your hobby (obsession?), even when the weather is too chilly...


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A Gorgeous Gallery of September Flowers

Posted by Laura Firszt | Sep 04, 2014

September is the time of year when children head back to school and the harvest begins to wind down in the Northern Hemisphere. While the weather is often mild and sunny, there tends...


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8 Amazing Hometalk Ideas to Fancy up Your Fence

Posted by Laura Firszt | Sep 01, 2014

Fencing plays a starring role in the home decor news these days. You’ll see weathered pickets or rugged fence boards ingeniously repurposed as living room wall art or headboards...


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DIY Concrete Garden D├ęcor

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jul 10, 2014

If you’ve been bitten by the garden décor bug, you probably know that it can be a “spendy” hobby. So why not get crafty? Making DIY indoor and outdoor planters,...


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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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Great Ways to Enjoy Your Garden in the Evening

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 22, 2014

Summer’s here, and hopefully your yard (or balcony) is abloom. Enjoy the colorful beauty of your flowers and plants in the sunshine, but don’t forget that evenings in the...


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Make the Most of Small Yards

Posted by Katie Marks | Mar 17, 2014

Got a yard the size of a postage stamp? I used to live in a house where the deck space was bigger than the garden, which was barely big enough for a cat to turn around in (granted,...


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Drought Tolerant Plants for 2014

Posted by Katie Marks | Mar 03, 2014

Think a drought-tolerant garden has to be all dull colors and straggly plants? Think again. If your Dallas plumbing is groaning over the miserable, dry heat, that doesn't mean your...