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Shoveling Made Easy
January 31, 2011
Shoveling Made Easy
Most gardeners would probably agree that the worst part of winter—other than waiting for spring to arrive, of course!—is the snow. Shoveli...
Grow Herbs Indoors Without Soil
January 27, 2011
Grow Herbs Indoors Without Soil
If you're a veggie gardener, you know how long the winter seems without some of those fresh veggies and herbs straight from the garden. ...
Got Gnats?
January 25, 2011
Got Gnats?
In the middle of winter, we love the pretty colors of African violets, poinsettias, and amaryllis. But that cloud of tiny bugs swirling over our prize...
A Secure New Way to Hide Your Keys Outdoors
January 24, 2011
A Secure New Way to Hide Your Keys Outdoors
You probably hide a key outside in case someone in your family gets locked out. But do you ever worry about someone else finding it? RocLok will g...
Keep Paths Snow-Free Without  Harming Plants
January 20, 2011
Keep Paths Snow-Free Without Harming Plants
The last thing you want as you're out and about in your yard this winter is to take a tumble on a patch of ice. If you're lucky, the only thing hurt i...
The Dirt on Soil
January 18, 2011
The Dirt on Soil
How much do you know about the soil in your garden? Soil supplies plants with water, nutrients, and an anchor for their ro...
A Safer, Greener Way to Melt Slippery Ice
January 17, 2011
A Safer, Greener Way to Melt Slippery Ice
It's not the snow that makes winters so tough. It's the ice, right? All that slipping and sliding. You want to melt it so you and your neighbors don't...
Slippers That Aren't Afraid of a Little Mud
January 13, 2011
Slippers That Aren't Afraid of a Little Mud
No matter how much we appreciate the beauty of freshly fallen snow, winter can quickly turn into a mess. Eventually, the pristine snow turns into melt...
Check Out These Top Picks for Shade
January 11, 2011
Check Out These Top Picks for Shade
We all have problem areas in our gardens. For many of us, the issue is shade, so you'll be happy to know that there are solutions for this common prob...
2011: The Year of Tomatoes and Zinnias
January 10, 2011
2011: The Year of Tomatoes and Zinnias
We love tomatoes and we love zinnias. And we think a celebration is in order, as they've both been honored as crops of the year for 2011. ...
Stylish Bird Houses Will Jazz up Your Garden
January 06, 2011
Stylish Bird Houses Will Jazz up Your Garden
Even if you don't have the funds to upgrade your own pad this year, you might want to do it for your favorite feathered friends. ...
You'll Love This Award-Winning  Blanket Flower
January 04, 2011
You'll Love This Award-Winning Blanket Flower
Gardening is competitive, whether we like to admit it or not. Who doesn't want to be that house on the block with the newest and coolest plants? ...
A Cleaner Way to Feed the Birds
January 03, 2011
A Cleaner Way to Feed the Birds
We love to watch birds fluttering around and eating the seed we put out for them, but we're not so crazy about the dirty job of cleaning the feeder. ...
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