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How to Garden Like You’re in the Tropics When You’re Stuck in the Snow – Featured Elsewhere

Remmy looking on attentively as I pot up the cannas profiled in my post “How to Garden Like You’re in the Tropics When You’re Stuck in the  Snow” found on the popular blog Cold Climate Gardening. Leave an insightful comment on that site, and fill out this form for a chance to win a free packet of seeds.

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Warning: Plantosaurus Rex

For many, mention of the begonia brings to mind the annual begonia which is a star in the part sun / part shade garden. Easy to grow and relatively pest free, they can add attractive pops of color in your landscape. For those of you bored with the annual begonia, and ready to try something different, check . . . → Read More: Warning: Plantosaurus Rex

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The Winnie the Pooh Guide to Building Summer Memories

Gardening is about building layers of memories, building history. For me that means having miniature ziplock bags on me at all time. My family makes fun of me, and I’ll admit, my compulsion to seed snatch (with permission) is almost a sickness. Because of it though, I have a garden full of plants void of . . . → Read More: The Winnie the Pooh Guide to Building Summer Memories

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Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day – August 2010

After sending my daughter out to the garden, I’ve decide she’ll be my official Frugal Garden photographer. She has a great eye. I hope you enjoy a few of the things blooming in my garden now.

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What Tomatoes Teach Us About Slowing Down

By the end of my work week, I look forward to some time off. No conference calls, no computers. With hands on hips, I’m able to take a moment in the garden to catch my breath. Surveying my vegetable garden, I’m pleased with how well my tomatoes are doing. For some people, . . . → Read More: What Tomatoes Teach Us About Slowing Down

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How To Eat S’mores And Not Get Burnt

A few minutes after horking down the second s’more my son made, I was feeling definitely queezy. I knew I’d feel fine if I just waited awhile, but instead I hopped up, pinched some spearmint and chocolate mint from the garden, and made myself a soothing mint tea. This is the first year growing my own mint because I’ve always . . . → Read More: How To Eat S’mores And Not Get Burnt

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Dust on a Butterfly’s Wings

I’ve recently had the pleasure of becoming familiar with the Paul Vallee National Wildlife Federation Certified Wildlife Habitat and Monarch butterfly waystation gardens in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. Paul’s taken gardening to a grand scale, and has created a true wildlife habitat. For those of you who would like to learn more about attracting butterflies and nature . . . → Read More: Dust on a Butterfly’s Wings

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When You Don’t Have a Back Forty

Not everyone has a huge or even smallish yard to garden in, but don’t let that stop you. Growing plants, period, is gardening. One great option is planting in containers: You don’t have to suffer with the problem soil everyone else does, and have flexibility in moving your plants around for better growing conditions. I’ve gardened in . . . → Read More: When You Don’t Have a Back Forty

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Vanessa Atalanta, She’s Not Who You Think She Is

I’ve wanted to attract more butterflies to my garden ever since visiting the Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory several years ago. I was enchanted by the Blue Morpho, and although I’ll never see that tropical butterfly in my midwest garden, I knew there were things I could do to attract other species.

This and many . . . → Read More: Vanessa Atalanta, She’s Not Who You Think She Is

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Just a Touch of Paint

Hey check out my hand painted custom “Pickle Pot”. Seed catalogs and vintage ads can be great inspiration, or polka dot to your heart’s content. To paint your own one (or two) of a kind pots, follow these easy steps:

1. Completely cover the exterior, interior, tops and bottom of a clean, non painted terra-cotta pot with a clear . . . → Read More: Just a Touch of Paint

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