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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...


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March Garden Checklist

Posted by Katie Marks | Feb 27, 2014

I don't know about you, but my bulbs are in bloom as the days are lengthening and it starts to seem like winter might actually end for real at some point in the near future. What...


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Fun Garden Pots for Spring

Posted by Katie Marks | Feb 12, 2014

It's almost time to hit the nursery and pick up some splendid starts, flowers, seeds, and more for spring, but if you're like me, you might be facing a small problem: most of your gardening...


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10 Shade-Lovers to Grow in 2014

Posted by Katie Marks | Feb 11, 2014

Living in a shady spot can be a pain. You're tremendously limited in terms of what you can plant in the garden, as most plants prefer full sun or part shade at most, but you're rather...