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Sunday Morning Garden Quote

A thoughtful quote for your Sunday morning. Something to dwell on with coffee or tea. “What a desolate place would be a world without a flower! It would be a face without a smile, a feast without a welcome. Are not flowers the stars of the earth, and are not our stars the flowers of heaven?” – Clara […]

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PotLifter 200-Pound Gardening Heavy Lifting Tool

 We found a product at one of the larger nurseries about a year or so ago. It’s called a “PotLifter”. It is a strap and handles harness that makes it a lot easier to move large pots, containers, logs, or bags of potting mix. We’ve used it to move concrete pots. Perhaps in other parts of the country […]

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Tips For Keeping Your Garden Truly Organic

How organic are these products that I see online and in the stores that are being sold for garden critter control? That’s the question I asked myself recently. In an effort to educate myself on what is what in the “organic” gardening products world, I found this article that gives the USDA’s viewpoint on the […]

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DIY Garden Stepping Stones And Pavers

  This is the first of a series of posts about making your own garden stepping stones, pavers and hypertufa containers. We have dabbled in the past with using concrete mix, sand and colorants in our own homemade and recycled molds. This time, we are using molds from Mold Creations. Preparation is the key to […]

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Is Your Sprinkler System Leaking?

Water is a valuable resource and here at Gardening on a Dime, Trish and I are always thinking of ways to minimize our water usage and recover rainwater. Well I came across this cartoon recently. Not only is it humorous, but it brings up a good tip. Is your sprinkler system leaking underground? Many times […]

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How To Get The Most Out Of Your Mower

Prep work accomplished – You’ve already gone out into your yard and picked up anything that might be run over by your lawn mower that isn’t grass or weed related. You’ve dragged it out from that nice hidden place that you have for keeping it out of sight and out of mind – which was […]

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Seed Catalog Tips

Spring and early summer are the times of the year that lots of folks flip through seed catalogs and look at seed packets. I was one of those turning pages in a catalog recently and I noticed a few things that I didn’t quite understand. So, as usual, I did a web search to learn […]

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Lowe’s Build and Grow Workshop

Yesterday, two of the grand kids brought Trish her Mother’s Day present. It was a little wooden planter that they had made at a Lowe’s Build and Grow Workshop for kids. We have seen a couple of the projects before. One of their bird feeders made it’s way over here a few weeks ago. This Mother’s […]

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Grubs Are Never My Friends

GRUBS!…..Every year there seems to be talk about these little guys. Usually, it’s after they have done their damage and all that remains is brown turf and the owner’s frustration. We have grubs in our yard and gardens. We usually acknowledge that they are there and move on to the next “fun” project. However, this […]

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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 […]

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Gilmour Metal Quick Connector Set Review

Today, I want to talk a little about your garden hose and the sprayer that goes on the male end of the hose. It seems that no matter what style sprayer I use, be it a pistol, wand, bubbler or sprinkler, I always end up with something that leaks. I can start off with new […]

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USF Botanical Gardens Spring Festival

We went to the 2010 Spring Plant Festival today. It’s a two day annual event at the USF Botanical Gardens. It was a wonderfully warm day for the outdoor festival. With over 50 vendors on the list, there were plenty of plants to examine. Now, these were not the kind of plants that you run […]