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Sweet Dreams...

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Sweet Dreams...
Everyone needs a good night’s sleep for a healthy body and mind, but stress and anxiety can often keep you from getting the sleep you need. Can plants help?  Some people think they can and my experience says that can also. For example, to get the sleep I and my young  boys needed I turned to a common, fragrant plant for help. I knew lavender was good for relaxation, so I gave my boys lavender baths or sprayed lavender scent on the sheets to help with sleep. Also, my grandma g...
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Journaling (for a Non-Journalist!)

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Journaling (for a Non-Journalist!)
As gardening chores have wound down for the winter here in the Midwest, I take time during these cold months to go back through my journal and mull over last season’s chronicle of garden activities.  As the years go by, I also enjoy reading past entries and muse at the “to do next year” notes which… never got done.  Still a lot of wonderful gardening did get done and I especially take delight in the random entries describing the antics of the many creatures tha...
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Cooking is for the Birds

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Cooking is for the Birds
I have several bird feeders setup in my front yard. They are entertainment for my 87 year old mom. She can’t get outside by herself so this way she can enjoy the birds during the cold weather. She told me they are going crazy on the feeders especially whatever I have in the square cage thing (suet). I was talking with one of my volunteers here at the Kemper Center for Home Gardening  about how hard it is to keep up with the bird feed not to mention the suet. I can’t seem to r...
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