How-To Archive

Leyland Cypress – Planting Correctly

Leyland cypress has been planted by the millions (perhaps billions) all over the world. In the proper site (full sun, well-drained soil) a Leyland cypress can be an asset to your landscape.  But improper planting leads to a short life,...

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Domain Names – For Sale

Over the years, I have collected several Internet domain names that I no longer need. The following are for sale for a reasonable amount: www.spadingspaces.com www.spadingspaces.net www.gardengrio.com www.mygardenminute.com www.yourgardenminute.com www.gardenbible.com www.gardenword.com www.amoraflora.net Email me for...

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Gardening in Georgia (Your Southern Garden) – TV Shows

Gardening in Georgia and Your Southern Garden were broadcast by Georgia Public Broadcasting from 1998 – 2011. Walter Reeves hosted both shows. Shows were produced and edited by Bob Molleur, with camerawork by Bob Molluer, George Foster, Pat Smith, and...

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No Cuba Trip – Oct 2016

June 27, 2016 After much thought, I have decided to cancel the Cuba trip for 2016. The recent loosening of travel restrictions there has caused chaos in the travel industry. Good guides are unavailable. Groups are being booted from hotels...

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France and Italy Trip 2016 – Odd Things

Some things are interesting and some things just make me laugh. I so wanted to use this door knocker. street graffiti some people are French beyond French is your bathroom sink this fancy? do your bathroom faucets look like this?...

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France and Italy Trip 2016 – Pictures

Oh, what a time we had!! A lively and entertaining group of gardeners and supportive spouses headed for France, Italy and Monaco in late May/June, 2016. We walked through beautiful gardens, visited ancient cathedrals,  tasted wine, and walked through doors...

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France and Italy Trip 2016 – Plants

This was a garden trip, right? We saw lots of pretty plants and gardens!      ...

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France and Italy Trip 2016 – Food

I finally got tired of taking pictures of our meals…..once you’ve eaten in Italy and France you’ll understand why people swoon over the food.            ...

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France and Italy Trip 2016 – Places

Every corner seemed to reveal something new to see. Here are a few favorites.      ...

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France and Italy Trip 2016 – People

Pictures of folks on the trip.        ...

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World Pajama Gardening Day

We all know about World Naked Gardening Day. But how should gardeners celebrate if they don’t dare to be bare outdoors? Celebrate World Pajama Gardening Day by gardening in your pajamas! It’s held the day after World Naked Gardening Day and you...

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Garden and Landscape Calendars

I have various “what to do when” calendars scattered throughout my website. I’ve collected them here for easier access. Monthly Gardening Calendars Shrub Pruning Calendar Lawn Care Calendars Planting Trees Correctly Vegetable Planting Calendar Vegetable Harvesting...

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GMO Food – How to Avoid

Some consumers would rather avoid food that contains GMO ingredients. It’s hard, since most corn products (including high fructose corn syrup but not popcorn) and soy products are made with GMO plants. I found a guide to avoiding GMO food...

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Join Me for a Pacific Northwest Trip – July, 2016

Looking for a quick garden get-away to one of the garden beauty spots of the world? Join me this summer in the beautiful and exotic Pacific Northwest! Home to lovely gardens, rain forests, and stunning scenery. You’ll see Butchart Gardens...

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Dandelion – Control

My young friend Ayana and I recently spent several minutes making a bouquet of dandelion flowers and blowing on the seedheads of those already bloomed. Although the flowers are bright and distinctive, some folks would rather not have this plant...

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Weeders – Portrayed by Artists

I just became aware that famous artists have had an interest in weeding just like I do! Some examples are below. Email me if you know of other pieces of art that include weeding or weeders!     Katy K....

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Leyland Cypress – Fallen

It’s not unusual to see tall Leyland cypress trees that have fallen over during high winds, particularly after a heavy rain. Leyland cypress has a shallower root system than you’d think…and few strong anchor roots. If yours is taller than...

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