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Front Porch Flare!

I let you know yesterday that I'd be working on a front porch arrangement. I wanted something that brought together all of the colors of our plantings, but apparently I needed a much larger planter to accomplis...
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Rain Barrel Guide

We recycle everything . . . even water. Which has been especially helpful during the water restrictions in the summer months. Our city has a program where it provides rain barrels for $60. We ran down and picke...
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Potting Soil!

If you missed our houseplant tour from around the Manor you can catch it here. The reason I bring up the 'ol houseplant tour, is because all those houseplants need soil. We like to keep a good supply of potting...
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Terrarium Love

I LOVE terrariums! What's not to love, succulents, pretty glass containers . . . air purification. I've been on the look out for a terrarium for a while now but they are expensive, capital EX, capital SPENSIVE...
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Natural Lawn care

We're a bit behind on our fall chores. Fall is the perfect time to re-seed your lawn, I always thought that you only seeded your lawn once and then it was a lawn and you wouldn't have to do it again . . . ever....
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Houseplant CHIC

I LOVE houseplants, my perfect house would have a HUGE sun room off the back of it. There are so many reasons to use houseplants: Plants make you happy - a Chicago cardiologist conducted a test, and the fi...
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How to: Plant a Tree

Since our house was new when we bought it, there weren't any tree's or any real greenery besides the lawn. So we threw ourselves a crash course in tree planting. I read tons of articles, books, and of coars...
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Compost bin???? What Compost bin??

I knew when I had a yard of my very own that I would want to compost, some people dream of granite counters and shiny appliances, I dreamed of compost bins and rain barrels. We felt it was important to kee...
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Vegetable beds!

Since we bought our house with the worlds tiniest backyard I've been determined to homestead to the max . . . yup I just wrote homestead to the max! WOW! anyways, I've been reading a bit about the victory gar...
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Bonsai Tree

I've always loved the idea of a small library, with a big leather couch and huge wood desk. The entire room lined with leather bound books, a small bonsai on the table with one of those small rock and sand gard...