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What’s the Difference Between English and German Chamomile?

Did you know there are two different types of chamomile with different growth habits and uses? German chamomile has of cheerful flowers just waiting to be turned into tea, while English chamomile is ideal for growing as a low-maintenance ground cover. Learn about the differences between English and German chamomile.

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It’s hot to be green: How urban gardening is taking over

The city and the countryside haven’t always seen eye to eye. In fact, the world’s greatest cities define themselves as everything rural areas can’t – vibrant, dynamic, bursting with energy and forward-thinking. But now, millions of urbanites are reconsidering. Greening the city has become an obsession for planners and apartment dwellers alike. But what does […]

Epic Garden Fail: Horse Manure Should Be Composted

Every gardener knows that plants need nutrients, as well as water. But fertilizing flowers, shrubs and vegetable garden isn’t always straightforward. It’s easy to make . . .

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Rental Mulching Ideas – Information On Mulch Options For Renters

One downside to renting is that you may not have full control over your outdoor space. For a gardener this can be frustrating. Most landlords and owners will be thrilled, however, if you want to help beautify and maintain some of the landscaping. For ...

Flowers of a Texas Nature Center

From derelict apartments to wildflowers

7 Tips for Growing Formal and Informal Forsythia Hedges

Forsythia is an ornamental shrub best known for having bright yellow flowers in early spring. Its serrated leaves are green in summer, turning bronze in fall. Grow it as an informal hedge with natural contours, or manicure it with regular pruning, for a more formal shape. Read our 7 top tips to grow forsythia as a hedge.

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How to Plant and Grow Zucchini

A traditional home garden favorite, zucchini is popular as a zero-carb spiral noodle standout. A few plants can supply the whole family! But with so many wonderful cultivars for edible blossoms, stuffing or pickles, why not plant a bunch and harvest all summer long? Follow these tips for zucchini bliss.

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Peat Moss Alternatives: What To Use Instead Of Peat Moss

Peat moss is a common soil amendment used by gardeners for decades. Although it provides very little nutrients, peat is beneficial because it lightens the soil while improving air circulation and soil structure. However, it’s becoming increasingly obv...

What Do Micro Prairies Do: How To Grow A Micro Prairie

Many schools, parks, and homeowners are doing their part to replace native habitat lost to urban sprawl and global climate change. By building a micro prairie full of native plants and grasses, they can provide food and shelter for native insects and ...

Sustainable Gardening Tips – Building A Sustainable Garden Soil

It stands to reason that healthy soil is a key component to plant health. After all, that is what plants grow in, so soil that is not good will affect their vigor. Building healthy soil is not only good for plants but can provide other benefits. Susta...

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Our Favorite 4th July Recipes

It is almost that time of year again - the 4th of July is right around the corner. That means fireworks, cold...

Avocado Toast 3 Ways

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Raw Vegan Carrot Cake

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Southwest Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

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Vegan Oatmeal Cookies

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