Archive | November, 2012


Holiday Garden Craft Ideas

I love getting crafty around the holidays, especially when it comes to making gifts. It’s my one artistic outlet – and a great way to get stuff done while keeping my 5-year-old entertained. The key is, it has to be cheap, quick and easy. Here are some examples of cool, handmade holiday gifts and décor […]

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Mother Nature’s Blessings, Burdens and Blunders

Fall came late to us here in southern Vermont, and even though we had a few light frosts in late September, we didn’t have a hard freeze until mid-October.  As a result, the gardens continued to provide us with loads of color far later than normal. Some of our Tesselaar Plants friends and testers from […]

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Easy Care Flower Carpet Yellow

Easy, colorful container recipes

In response to posts praising Tropicanna cannas on the Garden Rant and North Coast Gardening blogs, commenters – and one of the blog’s authors – came up with plenty more ideas for using Tropicanna cannas in mixed planters. On the North Coast Gardening blog, garden writer and blogger Susan Morrison said she’d designed a “striking” […]

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