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garden

  • Acorn Garden Container Fairy Garden
    Garden

    Spectacular Fairy Garden Planting Container

    When I met Denise English from Eco Personal Garden at the Independent Garden Center Show in Chicago and she had such passion about a creative product idea she had – making…

  • Cazador Del Sol Garden Sculpture Winter Photo
    Garden

    Winter Garden Art Installation

    Winter. It’s killing me. Beyond hurting my osteoarthritis and making me cold, winter is dark and dank in the northern states. We need some creativity, some love, some color. That’s it…

  • Biltmore Conservatory and Gardens
    Garden

    Winter Conservatory Tour Biltmore Estate

    In the cold silence of winter, when we feel isolated from one another and arthritis pain and depression are pulling you down, there is still a way to become enveloped in…

  • Shirley Bovshow Door Desk on phone
    Life Wellness

    Office Desk Hack

    When I visited Shirley Bovshow this season, I loved going to her garden-themed office and teaching facility near Los Angeles, California where she teaches classes and goes about all her planning…

  • Garden Clogs Digging a Weed
    Garden

    Garden Clogs – A Review

    I’m a huge fan of rain boots in the garden, but garden clogs have an advantage over the boots of being quicker and easier in my opinion. I like to slip…

  • Wine bottle French Potager Garden
    Garden

    Recycle an Iron Arbor

    **This arbor story is a recycled post from 2010. I recently had a reader ask me to post it again — here it is my friends — RECYCLE, REUSE, REPOST!** My…

  • Bulb Popper and Drill
    Garden

    How To Plant a Bulb with a Drill

    Right now across the United States it is the season to plant bulbs and I have a solution to make it easier to do if you have a health condition that…

  • Herb Garden
    Garden

    How To Dry Herbs

    An herb garden is a reflection of beauty and is intricately tied to food and family, it seems a good day to talk about an herb garden and drying herbs. One…

  • 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.…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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,…

  • Elevated Planter Box in Garden with Plants
    Garden

    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
    Garden

    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…


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