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making our own supports for bird netting over the strawberries this spring!

The Tree of 40 Fruit is an ongoing series of hybridized fruit trees by contemporary artistSam Van Aken. Each unique Tree of 40 Fruitgrows over forty different types of stone fruit including peaches, plums, apricots, nectarines, cherries, and almonds. Chip Grafting

This Tree Bears 40 Different Fruits

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Muskmelons slip from the vine when mature. Watermelons, however, do not slip and are harvested when the tendril closest to the fruit dries. Excellent source of info on melons from extension.missour...

Best idea EVER! Use a small photo album to organize your seed packets! (from OneHundredDollars...)

Gardening Tips – How to Organize Seed Packets

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Probiotics For the Soil: Brew Your Own Local, Indigenous Microbes - Organic Gardening - MOTHER EARTH NEWS

Probiotics For the Soil: Brew Your Own Local, Indigenous Microbes

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Astrantias - prefer shade and grow in zones 4-9 - Ht. depends on the species 2-3' - Slugs don't like Astrantias so inter-planting them among your other shade plants tends to repel them. fantasticmaterial...

Vertical Gardening: Growing UP & Making Cool Trellises from Living Homegrown

Growing UP & Making Cool Trellises - Living Homegrown

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Keeping Crops Cool During Hot Weather: 13 Ways to Beat the Heat

Keeping Crops Cool During Hot Weather: 13 Ways to Beat the Heat

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Did You think about Growing Pumpkins for Halloween? These pumpkin growing tips will help you to grow many delicious pumpkins. Learn about planting pumpkin seeds, varieties and how to keep a pumpkin plant healthy.

Growing Pumpkins - How To Grow Pumpkins In The Vegetable Garden

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Deer-proof Apple Trees: I did this last spring in my deer infested field and haven't had a problem since. Fencing is laid in two sections around a fruit tree. The tree can be watered, fertilized, sprayed and harvested with the wire in place. It really works!

DIY Greenhouse Underground A trench runs down the middle of this DIY greenhouse for any climate. Farm and Garden - GRIT Magazine

DIY Greenhouse Underground

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HELVOLA Water Lily (Dwarf)- Helvola is a truly hardy water lily that thrives in colder climates.

POND PLANTS, WATER LILIES, WATER GARDEN PLANTS

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DENVER WATER LILY (S-M)

DENVER White WATER LILY, buy white water lily

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CYNTHIA ANN Water Lily (Small)

POND PLANTS, WATER LILIES, WATER GARDEN PLANTS

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rustic garden, morning mist

Front Yard Sidewalk-Garden Ideas: Make the Most of Your Space. A sidewalk garden doesn't have to take up a lot of room. This is a great by bettye

Garden Pallet Fence ~ Great for Small Gardens or Perhaps Share with a Neighbour

Garden wall ideas

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Hubby and I made this frame out of 2 inch plastic irrigation piping attached to metal 'star' pickets. This size pipe fits snuggly on to the ends of the pickets, sliding easily over.

Fruit Tree Bird Net Frame

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Comparing my garden to others, yeah, I do that. Where would any of us be without inspiration? It’s good to enjoy the Art of the Possible. But don’t chase someone else’s garden as your goal. Sure, take ideas and incorporate them, and seek out the info you need. But do try to prune out those anxiety-forming comparisons and perfectionism.

{Reader Question} Help! Garden Anxiety!

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Jane Says: Make Room for Birds and Butterflies in Your Garden- Even dead trees are useful: Their nooks, crannies, and hollows provide nesting opportunities, shelter from harsh weather, and an insect smorgasbord for birds. As for leaf litter in the yard, leave it be. Those decaying leaves are paradise for the centipedes, crickets, and earthworms that birds love; some species of butterflies overwinter as eggs and chrysalides in them too. If you have a brush pile in the corner of the yard, that’s great; some bird species will hunt, roost, or nest in it.

Jane Says: Make Room for Birds and Butterflies in Your Garden

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