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  • Davey Tree Specialists copyright Shawna Coronado
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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…

  • Elevated Planter Box in Garden with Plants
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    How To Plant an Elevated Garden Bed

    Surviving degenerative osteoarthritis or other physical conditions means that you can still have an amazing vegetable garden. One of my goals since being diagnosed with osteoarthritis has been to change the…

  • Chocolate Chip Ajuga Groundcover
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    Best Ajuga Groundcover is Chocolate Chip

    My absolute favorite groundcover ajuga for garden zones 4 to 9 is Ajuga reptans ‘Chocolate Chip’ or Chocolate Chip Bugleweed. Below is a video and an excerpt from my book, the…

  • Succulent Container Garden
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    Best Succulent Container Garden Soil Mix

    Succulent garden soil mix is a magical thing that have mystified container gardeners through the ages. On a recent trip to the San Francisco Flower and Garden Show I was able…

  • Crocus vernus Jeanne d Arc copyright Shawna Coronado Side View
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    Beautiful Crocus Jeanne d Arc Flowers

    Crocus vernus Jeanne d’Arc flowers are blooming in my garden today and they are glorious! Only four to six inches high, these happy little flowers make a lovely statement when planted…

  • Arthritis Garden Hack for Lifting
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    Arthritis Solution for Moving Heavy Things

    Here is a hack for moving heavy things if you suffer from arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, or any number of other conditions. Whether you are outside in the garden or inside…