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    There’s nothing more satisfying than stepping back from a completed gardening project and thinking, “I did that myself!”  From small afternoon craft creations to more elaborate building projects, we’ll do our best to be your partner in DIY crime!

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    How To Make 5 Quick, Easy, And Elegant Thanksgiving Place Cards

    There’s something very special about predetermined seating arrangements, as nothing makes a guest feel more honored than a designated place at your beautifully prepared holiday table. And let’s not downplay the drama that can ensue if certain guests are left to their own devices and are allowed to choose their own seats! Rather than directing traffic […]

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    By GardenBunch 1:14 pm | November 25th 2014 (0) Comments
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    5 DIY Bird Feeders You Can Make With Bored Kids This Weekend

    If you have children in your life, you’ll most likely hear the dreaded two-word whine of kids the world over – “I’M BORED!”  Whether they’re your kids, your grandkids, or the neighbors’ kids, it’s always good to have a few crafty tricks up your sleeve to turn the little darlings’ frowns upside down.  (And let’s be […]

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    By GardenBunch 1:57 pm | November 24th 2014 (0) Comments
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    How To Protect Outdoor Plants from the Cold

    Much of the US got hit hard by the Arctic cold temperatures that pushed down from Canada over the past week or so. In some areas, snow completely covered plants. In others, it just got plenty cold at night, for extended periods. All of this freezing business is hard on our gardens! In the interest of trying […]

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    By GardenBunch 9:15 pm | November 19th 2014 (0) Comments
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    How to Grow a Christmas Cactus

    We’d like to introduce you to a wonderful houseplant commonly referred to as “Christmas Cactus.” This interesting blooming plant is also known as “Orchid Cactus,” or “Holiday Cactus,” “Thanksgiving Cactus,” or “Easter Cactus.” Their names come from the bloom time of year and the holidays associated with them. This popular winter flowering plant is native […]

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    By ChristineGB 2:37 pm | November 18th 2014 (0) Comments
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    Backyard Make Over Project

    Here is a story that we’re sure many gardeners can relate to. It all began with the challenge of what to do about the basic backyard installed with a new construction house: a rectangle of sod grass, surrounded by bark. It included a decent size poured slab patio that worked to put an outdoor dining set […]

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    By GardenBunch 10:07 am | October 20th 2014 (0) Comments
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    5 Inexpensive Ways To Make Your Garden Gate Simply Enchanting

    “Just beyond the garden gate Follies and furies long await A gentle step on the path of stone By one unafraid to walk alone.” Kit Kat There is something magical about entering a garden through its own gate, isn’t there? Perhaps it’s because the very act of stepping through a gate signifies an entrance into […]

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    By GardenBunch 4:23 pm | October 8th 2014 (0) Comments
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    Free Online Basic Garden Design Class

    Is your garden lacking that certain something, but you’re not quite sure what that something is?  A class in basic garden design might be just what you need to give your garden that little extra “oomph” that it’s missing.  If your problem is that it’s been tough to find the time to attend a basic […]

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    By GardenBunch 6:08 am | August 29th 2014 (0) Comments
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    How To Make Personality Pots

    Take a rainy Saturday afternoon, two visiting nieces aged 8 and 13 (almost 14), and an impending, “I’m bored!” and you usually have a recipe for a very loooooooong day. Unless you are fortunate enough to come up with a craft that is easy, inexpensive, and guaranteed to put a smile on every face (and pot) […]

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    By Gwen Holloway 4:13 pm | August 4th 2014 (0) Comments
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    How To Create A Beautiful Outdoor Centerpiece

    We are always in search of inexpensive centerpieces for our outdoor patio table, aren’t you?  Fresh cut flowers from the garden arranged in a vase is always a nice touch, but requires frequent refreshing, and there go your garden flowers!  Ideally, we also wanted to incorporate candlelight in our outdoor centerpiece, because a little extra […]

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    By GardenBunch 2:14 pm | August 3rd 2014 (0) Comments
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    How To Grow An Avocado Houseplant Starting With A Seed In A Glass Of Water

    Looking for a fun and super-inexpensive way to acquire a beautiful new houseplant? Have you always wondered how to grow an avocado plant from a seed and a glass of water?  Although chances are good this little seed won’t ever become a fruit-producing tree (unless you’re really patient, live in a warm climate, and give it […]

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    By GardenBunch 9:13 am | July 28th 2014 (0) Comments