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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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Fall’s the time to turn patio plants into houseplants!

Fall’s here. Time to close up the pool and bring the plants in. Above, you can see my plectranthus in full bloom (purple flowers) and my ‘Royal Glissade’ coleus (lime- and rust-colored foliage). This will be my first attempt at overwintering coleus as a houseplant. I already successfully overwintered the plectranthus this past year, after […]

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Oh deer . . .

Oh deer…….. In the Willamette Valley we have slugs.  Big slugs, little slugs, speckled, red, banana, leopard, you name it.  They’re the biggest pest most of us have and we have the most discussing remedies to rid our gardens of them.  I actually ate one last year in an organic salad……OMG! But for me, the […]

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