Monthly Archives : December 2014

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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 / 3908 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 / 104 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 / 429 View / December 15, 2014

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MobileGro 3-Tiered Portable Planter Giveaway on Home & Family Show

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The Home & Family Show on Hallmark Channel is giving away amazing products during the weeks leading up to Christmas. I was asked to select my favorite garden product to give away this week. I chose the MobileGro portable planter designed by Angela DiMaggio….

0 Comments / 174 View / December 3, 2014

Poinsettia Varieties: Beyond the Common Red

Now that we are in the month of December, many of us are adding Poinsettias to our indoor plant inventory. The ultimate Christmas plant, Poinsettias span over 100 varieties beyond the "common red plant." What is your Poinsettia style?  …

3 Comments / 5093 View / December 3, 2014

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