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Tuesday December 27th 2016

9 New Years Resolutions Gardeners Will Want To Keep

Do you make New Year's resolutions? If you do, you may consider giving them a gardening theme this year. Making garden-themed resolutions is a great way to get excited about the spring and summer growing season. One of my New Year's resolutions this year is to donate a portion of the vegetables I grow in my garden to a local homeless shelter. Check out nine other New Year's resolutions with a gardening theme that you might want to make this year.

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Monday November 28th 2016

Endangered Flowers That Will Leave The World A Little Less Beautiful

I know you've heard of the endangered animals list, but did you know there's a list for endangered flowers, too? Flowers throughout the world become endangered for a variety of reasons. Habitat destruction such as flooding, logging, or building can put flowers at risk for extinction. Climate change that brings on flooding or extreme changes in temperature can also affect the flower population. Plus, some types of flowers become very popular with the public and are overused. These 11 flowers are among those that might not be around much longer.

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Wednesday November 16th 2016

Eat Seasonally This Thanksgiving With These Fall Superfoods

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Lots of people throw the term "superfood" around, but do you truly know what one is? A superfood is packed with vitamins, antioxidants, minerals, and other nutrients. The fall season gives us many superfoods that we can incorporate into our Thanksgiving celebrations. I took some time this week to highlight 12 fall superfoods that you may want to put on your Thanksgiving menu this year. Enjoy!

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Thursday November 3rd 2016

November's Birthflower: The Cheerful Chrysanthemum

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I know for sure that the month of November is under way when I see pots of cheerful chrysanthemums popping up on porches, front stoops, and elsewhere in my neighborhood. The November birth flower is the perfect combination of hardiness and beauty. Look at some of the interesting facts I found on this charming bloom!

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Tuesday October 25th 2016

The Medicinal Properties of Flowers

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Do you sip lavender tea every night before going to bed? Perhaps the fragrance of the lavender makes you feel sleepy. Well, when you sip lavender tea, you are benefiting from the medicinal properties of this fragrant plant. Lavender has the power to soothe anxious nerves and give you a sense of calm. I bet that's why I enjoy lavender salad so much! It's just one of many medicinal plants that we have available to us today. Discover more about the history of medicinal flowers to learn some other floral remedies that you might want to try.

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Tuesday October 18th 2016

Pumpkins Galore: History, Facts, Fun And More!

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Do you love pumpkins? I love everything about pumpkins, including their interesting shapes, their deep orange color, and even their prickly stems. I especially love roasting pumpkin seeds and eating them with a little cinnamon sprinkled on top. You may have figured out that this week's post is all about pumpkins! I hope you learn something new about these beloved favorites.

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Tuesday October 11th 2016

Create a Spooktacular Garden With These 13 Black Blooms

October is here, and if you're looking to add a little spookiness to your garden, you may want to consider some black flowers. These blooms have a unique appearance and serve as a wonderful contrast to your brightest blooms. Check out 13 black flowers that can set the tone in your haunted garden. Enjoy!

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Tuesday October 4th 2016

October's Birthflower: The Marvelous Marigold

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It makes a lot of sense that the birth flower of October is the marigold. A gathering of orange or yellow marigolds only adds more brilliant color to this vibrant season. This week, I'm making this post an all-out celebration of the marvelous marigold!

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Tuesday September 27th 2016

How To Prepare Your Garden For Winter

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The arrival of the fall season means it's cleanup time in your garden. Taking some time to prepare your garden for the winter months will certainly pay off when spring rolls around next year. Here are some simple steps you can take now to ensure that your garden fares well throughout the winter months. Enjoy!

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Tuesday September 20th 2016

How The Autumn Equinox Is Celebrated Around The World

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The autumnal equinox falls on Sept. 22. This is a time for celebrating the arrival of the harvest and all of the sights, sounds, and events that come with fall. Different cultures celebrate the autumnal equinox in different ways. This week, let's look at the variety of fall celebrations that occur throughout the world.

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