Growing Moss

I have recently been asked about growing moss for miniature gardens and as an outdoor garden plant. I was taught that making a slurry of moss, buttermilk, and beer was a great way to grow moss. It seems that this is really not the best way to propagate and grow moss! I am sharing this…

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Common Gardening Mistakes

Common Gardening Mistakes

This is a great article for those of you who are new to gardening and those us who are gardening “masters”, using that term loosely. I say that because I have found gardening is a grand experiment, complete with successes and failures. I am notorious for trying wrong plants in wrong places to see if…

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Butterfly Gardens

Butterfly Gardens

We all love the “jewels of the garden”, butterflies. One very important life stage to support are the caterpillars. These little…sometimes huge…larva will become future butterflies. Many of us become distraught over the “damage” they may cause to many of our precious plants. Caterpillars are basically eating machines. Their sole purpose in life is to…

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Growing Vegetables in the Shade

Growing Vegetables in the Shade

Mother Earth News often has some of the best articles for gardeners. Here is another gem for those of you who have challenging gardens and are interested in growing your own food. http://www.motherearthnews.com/organic-gardening/vegetables-to-grow-in-shade-zm0z11zsto.aspx#axzz3OFKYatjD

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