Recent Flower Gardening Articles


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8 Beloved Flowers for Every Soil Type

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 04, 2015

Flowers grew everywhere when I was a child. My late grandmother lived in the country surrounded by a wild profusion of flowering plants. And my mother loved to garden (still does, as...


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Beginning Gardener Tips that Anyone Can Use

Posted by Laura Firszt | Mar 24, 2015

You may have always wanted a garden, but not been quite sure that you were the green-thumbed type. Or perhaps until now you were living in a house or apartment without a suitable outdoor...


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Grow Flowers and Bushes that Suit Your Garden Climate

Posted by Laura Firszt | Dec 01, 2014

Flowers, bushes, and flowering shrubs add eye appeal to any home's outdoor space. If you would like to feature ornamental plantings in your garden, you'll achieve the best results when...


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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,...