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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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Fall Containers: One Plant Wonders!

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It's the first week of October and today registered a HOT 98 degrees in Los Angeles. Perfect weather for designing fall container gardens! Oh, I'm not complaining about the perennial sunshine; I only wish "sweater weather" would set in soon. No matter how…

4 Comments / 208 View / October 3, 2014

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Autumn Wreath: Repurposed Corn Stalk From Garden

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The corn harvest at the Home & Family Show vegetable garden has ended after an extremely hot summer season in Los Angeles. We enjoyed a few juicy cobs and now it's time to dig up the brown, sun-dried corn plants and repurpose them in my autumn wreath!…

2 Comments / 391 View / September 24, 2014

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Christmas Tree Watering Pole: Design by Shirley Bovshow

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I enjoy designing beautiful and functional things. My "Christmas Tree Watering Pole," or watering stick, is one of them.     Watch my garden segment on the Home & Family Show on the Hallmark Channel featuring my watering stick.   Christmas trees are…

4 Comments / 264 View / September 17, 2014

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Creative Technique For Becoming A Productive Gardener

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I invited my friend Susan Sherayko, author of "Rainbows Over Ruins" to share her creative problem-solving wisdom on EdenMakers as part of her book "blog tour." As the Line Producer on the Home & Family Show, Susan has the huge task of supervising the financial…

21 Comments / 154 View / September 3, 2014

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Potted Plant Care for Summer: Water, Prune, Fertilize

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Summer is the season when many once beautiful potted plants start to look like they are about to die. It doesn't have to be this way if you invest a few minutes each week to care for your plants.   Watering, pruning, and fertilizing are key…

0 Comments / 292 View / July 18, 2014

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Infographic: Landscaping and Your Return on Investment

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Investing in your landscaping is not a waste of money, especially if you are selling your home. Take a look at this infographic about your return on investment for different types of landscaping improvements!   Created by AlbertaArborists.com   Usually budgets…

0 Comments / 132 View / June 25, 2014

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Firescaping: Prepare Your Yard For Brush Fire Season!

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Prepare your yard for brush fire season! In dry, drought-stricken California, fire season is year-round.   Yearly brush clearance notifications are sometimes met with the same dismissive attitude as many have towards a jury duty summons. A false confidence that no one will notice a lack of…

0 Comments / 67 View / June 19, 2014

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