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Know These Garden Basics and You'll Have the Best Garden on the Block

Types of Soil Garden soils and potting mixes differ and should not be used interchangeably. Any soil can be improved, so customize to creat.

Easy and Inexpensive Ways to Improve Garden Soil

Top Plants that Thrive in Clay

Top Plants That Thrive in Clay -- a slideshow of 25 plants (this is New England aster)

Another neat upcycling idea: Garden starters.self-watering seed starters made from two liter plastic bottles.

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Such an amazing succulent. Like bonsai, only it provides the rock feature and the plant feature. Love it, a tree atop rocks:)

Look up you Hardiness Zone and get a vegetable planting schedule! Zone 7 Vegetable planting calendar describing approximate dates to start vegetable plants indoors and outdoors relative to specific USDA P.


Oxalis palmifrons hails from the deserts of South Africa. This oxalis looks like a giant green snowflake.

32 Cheap And Easy Backyard Ideas That Are Borderline Genius

Grow a sunflower fort this summer for the kids to play in from Eve Bunting's The Sunflower House -- 32 Cheap And Easy Backyard Ideas That Are Borderline Genius

10 Steps for Fool-Proof Repotting Ready for a little repotting? It’s not that difficult even if it’s your first try at repotting a plant, and if you’re an old hand at it, you may …

How To Make Your Own Succulent Soil (With Recipe!)

Succulents and cactus plants need fast draining soil in order to survive and grow their best. It's easy to make your own succulent potting soil, and cheaper than buying the commercial stuff. Here's my recipe and detailed instructions for DIY succulent pot