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Shirley Bovshow "Eden Maker"

"EdenMaker" and "Foodie Gardener" are my online monikers because I design landscapes and edible gardens. I have 4 kids, 3 dogs and only 1 husband! My passion is design, growing food, and crafting. Watch me on the "Home & Family" show on Hallmark channel as their Garden Lifestyle expert. Other blogs: FoodieGardener.com and GardenCenterTV.com

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“GARDEN SOIL 101: COMMON SOIL INGREDIENTS

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One of the most confusing subjects for new gardeners is soil, especially the "added value" kind of soil that you buy at the garden center. Isn't soil just dirt, cleaned up and packaged?   As a new gardener, I didn't know…

6 Comments / 1638 View / February 19, 2015

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Container Sizes For Growing Vegetables: Ask Shirley Garden Questions

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Growing vegetables in containers makes growing food accessible to most people, even those without a yard. I answered gardening questions from viewers of the Home & Family show on the Hallmark channel recently in my "Ask Shirley" gardening segment. Teresa…

3 Comments / 1154 View / February 4, 2015

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Pruning Hydrangeas: Ask Shirley Garden Questions

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One of the most popular questions I get is "When do you prune hydrangeas?" Who said you HAVE to prune hydrangeas?     This question was posted on the Home & Family show Facebook page, and I answered it on the show recently….

4 Comments / 1274 View / February 3, 2015

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DIY Rose Clock Garden Craft

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The DIY "rose clock" craft project I made for the Home & Family show recently was particularly special; it featured flowers and the menu from a gala event we all attended! The red carpet event was hosted by Crown Media, owners of…

0 Comments / 284 View / January 27, 2015

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FERNS 101: Basic Care, Facts and Varieties

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If you have a fern in your garden, you are the steward of a pre-Jurassic period plant! Fossil records indicate that ferns evolved as the first vascular terrestrial plants over 300 million years ago. Ferns have outlived dinosaurs, the great civilizations of…

7 Comments / 3344 View / December 30, 2014

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Frankincense and Myrrh: Do You Know These Plants?

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December is a popular month for frankincense and myrrh. Snowflakes start to fall and, suddenly, the legendary gifts from the wise men to baby Jesus as written in Matthew 2:11 are on everyone's lips! It's ironic because many people don't even know…

4 Comments / 102 View / December 19, 2014

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DIY Vintage Tabletop Christmas Tree From Common Noble Fir

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This year, I was itching for a different look for my Christmas tree. At first I was thinking I would flock my Christmas tree (since we always have a green tree), but then I came across an old illustration of Queen Victoria and Prince…

2 Comments / 418 View / December 15, 2014

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