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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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Deer fencing

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 disgusting 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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Closing the Garden

December Gardening Chores

Add December gardening chores to your holiday list, says Growing Wisdom’s Dave Epstein  This time of the year can be sad for many of us in the northern latitudes as winter slowly arrives.  I find myself looking at the yard for remaining signs of life and those hints of spring that will emerge in 12 long weeks.  […]

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