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Mix Your Own Soil and Save Money

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Mix Your Own Soil and Save Money
I like container gardening for several reasons: you can get really creative with plants; they are portable; easy to arrange in clusters or alone in your landscaping; and the containers can be decorative or plain, whichever you prefer. I personally grow my vegetables in containers then I can move them into the shade or sun to avoid problems. Potting soil gets expensive and since I have a lot of containers, I’m always looking for ways to save money. I found a basic recipe for soil in the Fa...
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Posted in: Spring | Tags: soil , container gardening | Comments (0) | View Count: (1897)

Birdwatching from this Cat’s Perspective

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Birdwatching from this Cat’s Perspective
I’m a cat and that is that! My life has been pretty good since I was rescued and brought into my new home several years ago. As you can see from the picture, I spend a good part of my winter days watching the birds outside my back door. I am enjoying birdwatching from one of my favorite places among the tropical plants. From what I understand they not only provide me a good hiding spot but also help the air that I breathe. However, what I really want to talk about is the birds. I’...
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Posted in: Winter | Tags: cat , bird , bird gardening | Comments (0) | View Count: (1842)

The Orchids Are Ready To Strut Their Stuff

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The Orchids Are Ready To Strut Their Stuff
Each winter the Missouri Botanical Garden escorts its large collection of orchids from around the world out of their cozy greenhouse for all to enjoy. A stroll through the 2015 Orchid Show: Orchids and Their Pollinators promises to once again transport you to a tropical paradise where they show off their beautiful and bountiful blooms. The hobby of raising and growing orchids is a pastime that offers sweet rewards. A number of orchid species are easily grown in the home and have become quite pop...
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Posted in: Winter | Tags: repotting , Orchids , indoor gardening | Comments (0) | View Count: (1649)