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  • Watermelon Field Workers copyright Shawna Coronado
    Garden

    Watermelon Fields and Sunscreen

    Deep in the heart of North Central Valley in California (north of Los Angeles and south of Sacramento) is a stretch of farm country where nearly 32% of all watermelons are…

  • WaterEase Programmable Timer
    Garden

    3 Best Water Saving Tips for the Garden

    With August upon us and hot temperatures baking our gardens, it’s time to investigate ways to save water. Below are three awesome water saving tips for the garden that might help…

  • Self Watering Garden Container Trudrop
    Garden

    Best Self-Watering Garden Container

    Self-watering garden containers – I have been sent dozens of them to try by various manufacturers and have covered a few of their stories on my website. And while they have…

  • Butterfly Weed Asclepias tuberosa native plant
    Garden

    How To Plant a Butterfly Weed Video

    Last season I wrote about the butterfly weed and how to plant it. Please go HERE FOR THE LINK and learn all kinds of 411 about this fantastic butterfly attracting plant.…

  • Rose Photo copyright Shawna Coronado
    Garden

    How to Organically Fertilize Roses

    Summer woes — I have noticed that a few of my roses are not looking as perky as I’d like. How to solve that? Add some organic fertilizer at the base…

  • Tractor Scoot
    Garden

    Garden Tractor Scoot Product Review

    Today I bring you a garden tractor scoot product review on the Gardeners Supply Company’s Deluxe Tractor Scoot with Bucket Basket. Leaning over to weed on my knees in the garden…

  • Blossom End Rot
    Garden

    3 Tips to Prevent Blossom End Rot

    As soon as I recovered from the evil Japanese beetles, I look out and see my tomatoes with Blossom End Rot, which is created when the tomato plant does not absorb…

  • Biltmore Broccoli Risotto
    Food Garden Travel

    Farm to Table Broccoli

    There’s an executive chef I met at Biltmore, Spencer Hilgeman, who has the gleam. You know what I mean, right? A magical gleam in his eye. That thing which is captivating…

  • Plants of Steel Living Wall Shade Garden
    Garden

    Living Wall Cone Container Garden How To

    Looking for a new garden project, but have the mid-summer can’t-find-the-perfect-plant blues because the garden centers are cleared out? I have the living wall cone planter solution for you that will…

  • White Lavender Plant Photo copyright Shawna Coronado
    Garden Travel

    How to Grow Lavender

    Oregon is known for it’s amazing lavender fields, so when traveling to Oregon’s Mount Hood Territory, I wanted to explore flowering fields and learn more about growing the plant. Chris Mulder…

  • Davey Tree Specialists copyright Shawna Coronado
    Garden

    Care for Trees

    We are coming upon the time when drought is a concern in parts of the country and care for trees is super critical. Trees provide shade for our homes and can…

  • Pond view in suburban Chicago copyright Shawna Coronado
    Garden

    Pond Tour in Chicagoland 2016

    There is something magical that happens when you sit next to a pond or running water feature. Your heart rate decreases, you breathe easier, you touch nature a little more closely,…

  • Cabbageworms Eating Kale
    Garden

    Cabbageworm Damage and Organic Control

    Have little green worms on your vegetables? These might be cabbageworms and they can damage a vegetable crop. Cole crops are the most susceptible – kale, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, turnips, collards,…

  • Plant a Bar Top View Garden copyright Shawna Coronado
    Garden

    A Garden Bar

    You all know I have this fascination for herbal cocktails. And no, herbal cocktails are not a part of my anti-inflammatory diet I set up for my osteoarthritis. Yet mixing up…

  • Red Pig Tools Bob Denman Blacksmith copyright Shawna Coronado
    Garden

    The Blacksmith at Red Pig Tools

    Off a quiet winding country road in Boring, Oregon, about an hour away from the majestic Mount Hood National Forest, sits a few lonely blacksmith workshops among the laden green trees…