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How to Create a Fairy Garden

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How to Create a Fairy Garden
Spring of 2014 is on its way and the gardening urge is upon us.  However, “Mother Nature” is probably not as eager as we, and the weather may not yet be consistent enough for all of our tender plants to go outside. There is a type of gardening that will help to satisfy some of our gardening needs, though: why not try putting together a "fairy garden?" The term should not set you back; there are no fairies needed.  A “fairy garden” is just a miniature garden ...
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Don't Overlook the Need to Water Newly Planted Plants
Even though water hasn't been a problem for most lawns and gardens this year so far it is well to review when and how to water correctly. Also, newly planted plants can suffer from inadequate water even though rainfall is plentiful before their root systems have become established in the surrounding soil. Monitor all you plants, especially those that were just planted this year and start planning now for the inevitable dry spells that will come later. Except for lawns, which are watered with o...
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Like your Fruits and Vegetables? Thank a Bee.

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Like your Fruits and Vegetables? Thank a Bee.
If you like your fruits and vegetables, you should definitely thank a bee. The domesticated honeybee is one of the most familiar beneficial insects and plays a key role in the pollination of many of our home and commercially grown fruits and vegetables. It is also an important pollinator of many agricultural crops and a large number of ornamental flowers, herbs, trees, shrubs, wildflowers and meadow plants. In addition to helping pollinate the things we love to eat, the honeybee’s ...
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