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Tricks for Cleaning Your Koi Pond

Many gardeners like to have small koi ponds. Here are some great tips and tricks for cleaning a koi pond.

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Meet Howard The Screech Owl

We have a deck that sits anywhere from four to five feet above ground. Sitting on the swing, looking across the deck and  out over the back yard is a common way to pass time around here. For privacy and some shade, a couple of years ago we planted two clumps of Bambusa chungii ‘Barbellata’. […]

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Bird feeder battles: Winning the war against squirrels

Last weekend, I was speaking with some gardeners about their bird feeder battles with squirrels. The general consensus was that the squirrels always win. But today I learned that we might be able to help the birds in the fight to keep bird seed just that….bird seed, not squirrel food. How about some spicy hot bird seed? Or […]

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Secrets of suet: Why serving up suet helps birds weather winter

We’re big into wild birds at Gardening on A Dime. The sounds and sights of birds singing and feeding  is one of nature’s natural gifts to all gardeners. Since spring has sprung in the south, one might think that it is a little late in the season to read about caring for birds in the […]

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Bird feeding basics: Simple ways to attract birds to your backyard

(ARA) – It’s a myth that continues to persist: Feeding birds in spring and summer will spoil them. But birds are like babies – it’s impossible to spoil them. Contrary to the myth, well-fed birds won’t get too lazy to search for food; they’ll just get healthy and happy. And the better the food is […]