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Hello FALL! …or is it AUTUMN?

Hello FALL! …or is it AUTUMN?

Catherine Garner October 1, 2017 0

The trees are turning; the weather’s getting cooler; Pumpkin Spice Lattes are back—it’s finally FALL!  No! -exclaims that one friend who cares deeply about proper English (language), it’s AUTUMN!! I love all four seasons

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What is Your Plant Hardiness Zone?

What is Your Plant Hardiness Zone?

Catherine Garner August 8, 2017 0

To find your zone, use this interactive Plant Hardiness Zone Map (PHZM) -click here.  This map is generated and kept current by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). When you are selecting the

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DIY Plant Stakes

DIY Plant Stakes

Catherine Garner July 21, 2017 0

One of my favorite DIY mentors is Joanna Gaines.  You may know her and her husband, Chip, from their home renovation HGTV show and from their Magnolia website. On that website, Joanna has a

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SHOP NOW and HERE for all your DIY Projects!

SHOP NOW and HERE for all your DIY Projects!

Catherine Garner July 13, 2017 0

I am SO excited and honored to introduce you to my existing and new merchant affiliates and their incredible products!  I have specially selected these merchants and deals for YOU and I keep them

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Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of SUMMER are HERE!

Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of SUMMER are HERE!

Catherine Garner June 27, 2017 0

Please NOTE that this great classic summertime song starts up automatically.  If this is annoying or you are in a public place, you can stop it by turning your device’s sound off, or you

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The Joseph’s Coat Rose – A New Unique Beauty

The Joseph’s Coat Rose – A New Unique Beauty

Catherine Garner June 22, 2017 0

Dedicated to my sister who was looking for a unique new rose as a Father’s Day gift for her husband (who loves to grow roses). My sister is always an inspiration to me. In

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Your Spring Flowering Bulb Garden

Your Spring Flowering Bulb Garden

Catherine Garner May 4, 2017 0

When the cold winter nights turn into fresh cool crisp mornings and you find yourself gazing out your window to see if the last snow has melted yet, are you noticing those colorful signs

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Grow Vibrant Violas for Visual Energy

Grow Vibrant Violas for Visual Energy

Catherine Garner April 22, 2017 0

Violas (wild violets, pansies, etc.) are perennials (plants with a long life-cycle); and are typically the first bloomers in Springtime flower gardens. There are over 500 species of violas presented in a variety of

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SPRING has SPRUNG!  …finally!!

SPRING has SPRUNG! …finally!!

Catherine Garner April 21, 2017 0

The season of SPRING has finally arrived!  It has been a really long winter for most of the northern United States. The season of spring ignites new energy with its fresh smells and bright

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Effective Eco-Friendly Weed Killers

Effective Eco-Friendly Weed Killers

Catherine Garner March 27, 2017 0

Those dreaded ‘pesky’ weeds! Although some lawn and garden weeds are edible (a future article), if that’s not your thing they are of no value to you. As you know, a weed is any

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