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Winter Gardening into Spring

Winter Gardening into Spring

My winter gardening in zone 5 consists of windowsill gardening, a pallet garden that hangs on the wall and starting my first seeds for my spring and summer gardens. These would be vine and perennial seeds. When I set my indoor garden areas up I try to plan for spring with the thought of moving as much of my winter gardening outdoors when the weather improves. It’s easy to move containers and the pallet garden to a protected porch but the...

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Keeping Squirrels Out of Your Birdfeeder: 5 Tips to Ensure Success

Taking care of our feathered friends has been a passion of man’s for the past 150 years. That tradition can continue today. Just set up the bird feeder and sit back on an outdoor patio storage bench to enjoy nature without interfering. You might even be able to inspire a child to take an interest in the great outdoors. Plus, the birds may just “tweet” a thank you too. Considering that there are over 100 species in North America that visit...

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Growing Primroses Indoors as Houseplants

Primroses, an outdoor perennial,  can be grown indoors as houseplants if you provide the right climate. These plants remind me of African Violets with their likes and growing conditions. I find that mixing the two plants in their own growing climate works well. The Primrose (primula) likes a growing climate with cool night temperatures of 50-60° F. It also likes filtered sun and moist soil. Daytime temperatures must not exceed 80 degrees. My...

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Five factors that affect your potted indoor plants in the winter

Winter has an effect not only on container plants left outdoors, but also on potted plants indoors. There are five important key factors that affect your plants in the winter months. With a little care and a watchful eye you can keep those plants healthy throughout the winter months. 1. Proper lighting is the very first element to consider. In winter natural light is not as strong. Place your plants closer to the windows, and rotate them...

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Clean Your Pond And Control Algae Naturally

Guest writer: Roland Stockwell If you want to clean pond algae and develop algae control naturally you need to investigate the various options that you have. Not all products will clean pond algae or other green organic material with the same gentle and natural manner. Some offer harsh chemicals which kill the algae but also harm the ecosystem of the pond. In order to develop algae control naturally and create a clean pond you want a product...

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