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How to build a rustic branch & twig tuteur
Privacy screens and how to make a fence taller.
How to Grow an Avocado Tree... the easiest way in Arizona, is to put it into a pot of Potting soil in a terra cotta pot. with the point down and water it when it gets dry.. it sprouts right up. Once it's big enough to transplant, plant it somewhere that it will be sheltered from the intense sun/heat of the day. I have mine on the east side of the house. in a raised bed. it gets sun at noon, but then my own house shades it after the sun moves a bit.