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The Garden Journal: The Essentials

January 22, 2016

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The Garden Journal: The Essentials by Liane Doxey — Doxey, a master gardener, has developed a carefully organized book with all the essentials for garden journaling that will be appreciated by the novice or a master gardener. This is a guide to teach you what you need to remember from one growing season to the […]

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Spiritual gardens

August 26, 2012

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by John Leslie —  Sara grinned as she approached the entrance to her garden; the gargoyle gazed intently as she walked through the archway. The morning sun crested the stone wall just as she sat down on her carefully positioned bench. Right on cue, the rabbits and quail made their way to the feeding spot, […]

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Affordable herbs – dry them yourself

April 12, 2012

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Herbs are a great way to flavor almost any food, but buying them at the store can be expensive. A more cost-effective option is to grow your own. If you have good soil located in a sunny spot or some planters, you can grow your own herbs at home. Choose and plant the herbs that […]

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Fall planting made simple and on a budget

February 28, 2012

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by Doreen Pollack —  Starting a garden might seem like a daunting task, but tackling the project over several weekends makes the workload lighter. Here is a week-by-week plan that even novice gardeners can follow: Week one: Plan what kind of garden you want. Vegetables, flowers or both? Raised beds, pots or in-ground? There are […]

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Edible weeds — giving the term “weed eater” a new twist

February 24, 2012

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by Doreen Pollack —  Many of the weeds in your garden beds or yards — the ones you pull out, whack down with the Weed Eater® or even spray with herbicides — can complement your salads, be made into teas or soups and used in the same ways you would use greens in your favorite […]

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Is your tween/teen suffering from nature deficit disorder?

February 23, 2012

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by Vanessa Chamberlain —  The signs and symptoms of nature deficit disorder (NDD) sound like checklists you have heard for other common diagnoses such as ADD/ADHD (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder), ODD (oppositional defiant disorder), LFT (low frustration-tolerance) and manic-depressive disorder (bipolar). In his 2005 book, Last Child in the Woods, author Richard Louv coined the term […]

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Keep Big Brother out of home gardens

February 23, 2012

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by Janet Gangl —  One of the escapist delights of Phoenix urban living is connecting with pals at farmers’ markets and the organic veggies/fruits section of the local grocery stores. There, as we browse the offerings of cherry tomatoes, zucchinis, endives, herbs and other farm-grown munchies, we can indulge our back-to-the-country yearnings while stocking up […]

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