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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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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 / 750 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 / 316 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 / 318 View / June 19, 2014

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Three Tiered Stackable Container Garden With Holiday Message

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I designed a three tiered, stackable container garden with a message for the Fourth of July for my gardening segment on the Home & Family show recently.   Along the front of a trio of stacked, white terra-cotta pots, I painted the…

2 Comments / 906 View / June 16, 2014

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Small, Narrow Garden Bed Makeover: Design Ideas

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A small, narrow garden bed is not a design dilemna, it's a creative design opportunity! Do you have a small, narrow garden and crave style but lack design ideas?     Watch my garden makeover segment as seen on the…

4 Comments / 8333 View / May 9, 2014

Celebrate Earth Day With “The Power of Poop!”

Hi Friends of EdenMakers Blog! Happy Earth Day.   I have a special message from a talented and inspiring film maker, Denis Thomopoulos whose mission in life is to educate people, (children in particular), to understand and care for our earth….

0 Comments / 235 View / April 22, 2014

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Common Poisonous Plants: Protect Kids and Pets

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The first step in protecting your kids and pets from common poisonous plants is to know the plants in your yard and know your child and pets behaviour.  Do you know what kind of lawn you have? How about your trees, hedges, shrubs,…

14 Comments / 31812 View / April 10, 2014

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