Category : Plants

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Big, Bold, Indoor Houseplants

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While some people feel that they have to make space for small plants indoors, I assert that large, bold, plants create and enhance space! Big plants are more like indoor trees that can be used for a variety of practical…

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INSTANT INDOOR HANGING PLANTER: LIGHTWEIGHT

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Some of my best design ideas are the most simple ones. My “instant indoor hanging planter” is one of them and makes me want to slap my forehead and say “duh!” Why didn’t I think of this years ago??   INSTANT INDOOR HANGING…

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Thanksgiving Mini Arbor Centerpiece And Foraged Flowers

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If you would like a unique display for your Thanksgiving table, consider making my miniature birch arbor centerpiece, filled with foraged flowers, fruits and vegetables. The centerpiece is easy to make and is affordable but it looks like you spent hundreds of dollars…

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UC VERDE DROUGHT TOLERANT LAWN TEST IN LOS ANGELES: YEAR 6

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I started a trial for the UC Verde drought tolerant lawn in 2009 to see how it would grow and thrive in my very dry Los Angeles climate. These are the claims made by the developers of the UC Verde…

0 Comments / 352 View / October 9, 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 / 571 View / February 3, 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 / 1334 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 / 59 View / December 19, 2014

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