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9 Lovely Ways to Make a Cottage-Style Garden

The addition of an arbor will instantly transform your garden into a romantic escape.

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11 Inspired Garden Gates for a Beautiful Backyard

Give your garden an enviable entrance way with a red door at the gate. Your backyard will look so pretty!

11 Inspired Garden Gates for a Beautiful Backyard

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Cucamelons Are Just One of the Adorable Miniature Fruits You Need to Try This Summer

Chiquita mini bananas are half the size and taste a little bit sweeter than a regular banana. They are great for kids and can be found at your local grocery store.

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Cucamelons Are Just One of the Adorable Miniature Fruits You Need to Try This Summer

These baby-sized pineapples are edible but prickly. If you don't want to bite into them, they can be used in floral arrangements or used as table decor.

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Cucamelons Are Just One of the Adorable Miniature Fruits You Need to Try This Summer

About the size of a grape, a cucamelon is a mix between a cucumber and a watermelon that tastes citrusy, and is native to Mexico and Central America.

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6 Pro Tips for Designing a Beautiful Rock Garden

Soil is always the most important part of creating a healthy garden. Before planting, combine small rocks, a layer of sand (use a few inches) and a layer of a lean topsoil.

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6 Pro Tips for Designing a Beautiful Rock Garden

The best plants for rock gardens tend to be on the small side, often alpine in origin and drought-tolerant. They all need good drainage – especially if you live somewhere that gets a good amount of rainfall each year.

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6 Pro Tips for Designing a Beautiful Rock Garden

Naturally, you want your rocks to be in all different sizes. Leave holes big enough between for your plants—some tiny some bigger. Ask for advice from your local nursery as to the best place to acquire landscaping stones.

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50 Ideas That Will Beautify Your Yard (Without Breaking the Bank)

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50 Ideas That Will Beautify Your Yard (Without Breaking the Bank)

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6 of the Best Things to Feed Chickens (and 5 of the Worst)

Every wonder if you're feeding your chickens the right ingredients? A balanced chicken diet should include nutritious items such as raw veggies, fresh fruit, and juice pulp.

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Forget "Man Caves," It's All About "Chic Sheds" Now

Last year, the "she-shed" emerged as the female answer to the man cave. Now there's a sophisticated new crop of chic sheds—sunlight-drenched spaces nestled in equally inviting backyard gardens. Here, one lucky owner invites us in.

The "Chic Shed" Is the Next Big Thing in Backyard Escapes

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8 Things to Plant Now for Your Fall Vegetable Garden

Mixed baby lettuces are very easy to grow from seed, though they won't germinate if it's too hot. Keep soil moist to reduce soil temperature. Hand watering also cools the greens down on hot days.

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8 Things to Plant Now for Your Fall Vegetable Garden

Get broccoli in the ground by late July or early August. Broccoli is hungry and thirsty, so add compost before planting to help the soil hold moisture.

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8 Things to Plant Now for Your Fall Vegetable Garden

Kale should be planted no later than mid-August. It will withstand a heavy frost, and its flavor is improved by cold weather due to the glucose production.

8 Things to Plant Now for Your Fall Vegetable Garden

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8 Things to Plant Now for Your Fall Vegetable Garden

Plant pansies or violas anytime throughout the season for pretty and delicious garnishes for salads or baked goods. They have good frost tolerance and will keep for a few days in the fridge in a plastic bag.

8 Things to Plant Now for Your Fall Vegetable Garden

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8 Things to Plant Now for Your Fall Vegetable Garden

Plant cilantro in mid-to late summer for a fall crop. Sow successive crops over a week to maintain a fresh supply as this plant flowers and seeds quickly. Once plants go to seed, harvest and dry the seeds, which are coriander.

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8 Things to Plant Now for Your Fall Vegetable Garden

Sow carrot seeds by late July to early August. Keep the soil moist because they won't germinate in dry soil. While carrots won't keep growing in cold weather, they will become sweeter-tasting after a frost.

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8 Things to Plant Now for Your Fall Vegetable Garden

Radishes mature in about a month. They don't store for long periods in the ground, so harvest as soon as you see the radish pushing up through the soil. Cherriette, French breakfast, or watermelon, which produce best in fall.

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8 Things to Plant Now for Your Fall Vegetable Garden

Red Kitten or Emperor, although almost any type of spinach performs well in cool temperatures. "I've seen spinach survive under snow well into winter. It's incredibly hardy," says author Edward C. Smith.

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15 Household Items You Can Turn Into Succulent Planters

After you finish your afternoon snack, use your baskets as a planter. Since they have built-in drainage on the bottom, succulents will be almost impossible to over-water.

15 Household Items You Can (And Should!) Turn Into Succulent Planters

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15 Household Items You Can Turn Into Succulent Planters

The next time your kids are playing with these iron-happy beads, join 'em and make an planter that'll keep your trendy succulent from taking itself too seriously.

15 Household Items You Can (And Should!) Turn Into Succulent Planters

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15 Household Items You Can Turn Into Succulent Planters

Use one of your kid's plastic dinosaurs to create a unique holder family members of all ages will enjoy.

15 Household Items You Can (And Should!) Turn Into Succulent Planters

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15 Household Items You Can Turn Into Succulent Planters

Forget the handle of your teeth-cleaning tool: This blogger prefers to have the stems of her healthy succulents stick out of this former toothbrush holder instead.

15 Household Items You Can Turn Into Succulent Planters

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15 Household Items You Can Turn Into Succulent Planters

Even though a rotary phone is something you might think you'll never own, this DIY planter might prove you wrong.

15 Household Items You Can Turn Into Succulent Planters

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15 Household Items You Can Turn Into Succulent Planters

This cutesy planter trades the traditional English beverage in for a few plants that we'd argue are just as important for everyday life.

15 Household Items You Can Turn Into Succulent Planters

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