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Is your garden fertilizer organic, or inorganic?

Is your garden fertilizer organic, or inorganic? | Gardening Life | Scoop.it

Does the fertilizer label at your garden center mention plant or animal based ingredients, like manure or seaweed? It’s probably organic. Does it sound more like a chemistry class? Then it's probably a synthetic or inorganic fertilizer.


Follow the photo-link to find information to help you decipher differences between organic and inorganic.

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Gardening for beginners, enthusiasts and pros . . . If you enjoy this, you will love the blog: http://gardensinspired.blogspot.com
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I hope you will sit back and enjoy my magazine. Please share it with friends on your favorite social media network - many thanks! -Debra

I hope you will sit back and enjoy my magazine. Please share it with friends on your favorite social media network - many thanks! -Debra | Gardening Life | Scoop.it

Thank you for visiting; please return often.

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Eric Larson's curator insight, July 28, 2015 7:33 PM

Interesting???

Eric Larson's curator insight, September 21, 2015 8:53 PM

Good ideas.

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How To Repot Succulents - The Goods | The Official Blog of UncommonGoods

How To Repot Succulents - The Goods | The Official Blog of UncommonGoods | Gardening Life | Scoop.it
Blair from Wild and Precious stops by to share some tips and tricks for potting a succulent garden.
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You will find an inaginative dirt "recipe" for succulents at the end of this link. Enjoy!

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DIY: Edge your beds with concrete

DIY: Edge your beds with concrete | Gardening Life | Scoop.it
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Click on the photo to learn how to keep your landscaping project under budget by trimming your garden beds with concrete instead of borders purchased at retail.

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4 Fall Gardening Tips That Will Save You Money All Year Long

4 Fall Gardening Tips That Will Save You Money All Year Long | Gardening Life | Scoop.it

Feeding your garden now could halve the amount of money and time you’ll spend fertilizing and watering over the next year. That’s because even as air temperatures drop, the ground remains warm, encouraging plants to focus their energy on root growth. And healthy roots mean more robust, more drought-resistant plants. Use a fertilizer with high levels of root-growth-promoting potassium.

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Bridge the seasons in your garden

Bridge the seasons in your garden | Gardening Life | Scoop.it
Learn more about bridge flowers.
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You know that gap between spring and summer, when there’s nothing blooming in the garden? "Click" on the picture to read about bridge flowers.

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Bridge the seasons?
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Hokkaido Show Gardens - Garden of sound - YouTube

Hokkaido Show Gardens - Garden of sound
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Hokaido Garden Show 2015 - Daisetsu Mori-no Garden and Daisetsuzan National Park.

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Eric Larson's curator insight, July 28, 2015 7:32 PM

Beautiful gardens

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Hokaido Garden Show 2015 - Daisetsu Mori-no Garden and Daisetsuzan National Park.

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The Great Art of Topiary

The Great Art of Topiary | Gardening Life | Scoop.it
The planting of Topiary gardens is among the oldest and most distinguished varieties of living sculptures. This plant art has a rich history, dating back...
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This takes a special "eye" and talent, which I do not have, but perhaps you do!

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How to Recycle Halloween Pumpkins for Wildlife

How to Recycle Halloween Pumpkins for Wildlife | Gardening Life | Scoop.it

After the trick-or-treaters clear away, and Halloween is officially over, don’t trash your pumpkins! There are several ways to recycle them with wildlife and your garden in mind. 

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How To Preserve Basil | Growing Basil

How To Preserve Basil | Growing Basil | Gardening Life | Scoop.it

Learn 2 great ways to preserve your basil including freezing and making basil butter.

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Pamela Hills's curator insight, October 13, 2014 7:08 AM

 Growing and preserving your own herbs  is a great thing to do  <3

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Building a Birdhouse? The size of the entrance matters.

Building a Birdhouse? The size of the entrance matters. | Gardening Life | Scoop.it

When you’re ready to build a birdhouse, one of the most important considerations you must make is the birdhouse hole diameter. While the floor space, entrance hole height and roof height are also important dimensions, it is the diameter of the entrance hole that will most accurately determine which birds find the house attractive.


Which feathered friends would you like to attract? Follow the photo-link to discover the size of entrance preferred. 

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Self-Seeding Crops You’ll Never Need to Replant

Self-Seeding Crops You’ll Never Need to Replant | Gardening Life | Scoop.it

A continuous, sustainable supply of garden seeds — no harvesting, storing or replanting required? Oh yes, we're for real! Some crops produce seeds so readily that as long as you give them time to flower, mature and set seed, you'll always have free plants growing in your garden. Check out 34 self-seeding herbs, veggies and flowers and how to manage them:

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Camacho Land Design's curator insight, July 2, 2014 5:05 PM

There's nothing better than letting God grow a garden the way He intended. Here's 34 self-seeding herbs, veggies, and flowers you'll almost never have to mess with again!

MsWard's curator insight, July 11, 2014 9:34 AM

Maybe some good choices for WSD . . .

 

Eric Larson's curator insight, September 3, 2014 9:54 AM

Not have to re-plant????

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How to make butterfly nectar

How to make butterfly nectar | Gardening Life | Scoop.it

Make a quick and simple butterfly nectar recipe to draw butterflies into your garden.


Follow the photo-link to discover the recipe.

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Sara G Blow's curator insight, June 5, 2014 10:48 AM

This is interesting, I had not thought to use sponges.  Thanks.

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11 Plants that repel mosquitoes

11 Plants that repel mosquitoes | Gardening Life | Scoop.it

Using chemical products to keep mosquitoes away is not on the top of anyone’s wish list.


Follow the photo-link to find some ideas of plants that repel mosquitoes – naturally!

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Eric Larson's curator insight, September 3, 2014 9:55 AM

Do you need to get rid of the mosquitoes in your yard?

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10 affordable gift ideas for gardeners

10 affordable gift ideas for gardeners | Gardening Life | Scoop.it

Trying to find the perfect gift for that person on your list "who has everything" can be a daunting task. Here are a few suggestions which are certain to please.

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How to Build a Hoop House

How to Build a Hoop House | Gardening Life | Scoop.it

You can make a smaller version of this hoop house to extend your garden's growing season. Click on the photo to find the instructions.

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Create a birdseed wreath - Recipe and instructions

Create a birdseed wreath - Recipe and instructions | Gardening Life | Scoop.it

Feed wild birds to add beauty and music to your yard. You can simply hang a bird feeder and watch the ensuing feast, or create a few of these and watch your guests linger a little bit longer!

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Find the recipe and complete instructions to create your own wreath by clicking on the photo.

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Eric Larson's curator insight, October 14, 2015 12:38 PM

Wild bird feeder wreath?

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Fall blooming flowers and plants

Fall blooming flowers and plants | Gardening Life | Scoop.it

Never settle for a boring autumn garden! Whether transplanted into your garden beds or positioned in decorative pots at your door, a dull and uninspired fall display is very easily avoided. To find a list of cool-season blooming flowers, just click on the photo. 

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How to Make a Low Maintenance Garden on a Budget - Vegetable Gardener

How to Make a Low Maintenance Garden on a Budget - Vegetable Gardener | Gardening Life | Scoop.it
Maintaining a regular life in London could be quite hard. That's a statement, not simply showing the obvious. With expensive homes, rents and extremely busy lives, it's not easy to find time for your...
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DIY Garden Pest Control [Infographic]

DIY Garden Pest Control [Infographic] | Gardening Life | Scoop.it
Learn how to implement 100% eco-friendly, natural pest control methods into your garden, lawn or crop using biological pest control methods using beneficial insects, insectary plants and diatomaceous earth.
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I found some very good information in this infographic. Perhaps you will find it useful, too.

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Create a succulent ball

Create a succulent ball | Gardening Life | Scoop.it

What do you think of this idea? Create a succulents ball! Choose sedums, hens and chicks, and other succulents that are cold hardy. This way, you won’t need to winter your succulent ball indoors. If you live in a warm climate year round, this won’t be an issue for you.

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Pamela Hills's curator insight, February 22, 2015 8:27 AM

This is so cool !

Camacho Land Design's curator insight, May 2, 2015 7:38 PM

Ever heard of a succulent planter ball? Now you have!!!!! 

Julie Gardener's curator insight, November 12, 2015 12:31 PM

So beautiful

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The Down and Dirty Guide to Soil (For the Average Gardener)

The Down and Dirty Guide to Soil (For the Average Gardener) | Gardening Life | Scoop.it

Guide to the biology of soil, types of soil, what soil to use, and more.

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Eric Larson's curator insight, October 23, 2014 8:42 AM

Important information.

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Growing Bird Seed

Growing Bird Seed | Gardening Life | Scoop.it

Plants that offer seeds for the birds, like this liatris attract bluebirds and other winged wonders.


Plants have a lot more to offer than just beautiful flowers. Why not get the most out of your garden by growing plants to feed birds? Here, you’ll find 8 great blooms that offer seeds for birds.


Follow the photo-link to find the list.
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Pine cones

Pine cones | Gardening Life | Scoop.it

Floyd Elzinga makes objects to give dimensionality to ideas.  I think he brings beauty, as well. Amazing.

Follow the photo-link to view other creations by this artist. 

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Richard Spencer's curator insight, June 19, 2014 7:47 AM

After  watching  Drew  on  Salvage  Hunter  yesterday  with  his  giant  clam shells  I  thought  I  share  this  picture  of  giant  Cones 

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Urban garden ideas

Urban garden ideas | Gardening Life | Scoop.it

What can you do with a city yard so compact you can reach out and touch your neighbors? How about borders thick with irresistible roses and flowering perennials? Why not consider a deck, perfect for living in the garden and watching the world go by? What about a pond large enough for a growing family of goldfish as well as plenty of aquatic plants?


Follow the photo-link to read more.

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Use ollas to irrigate your garden - DIY

Use ollas to irrigate your garden - DIY | Gardening Life | Scoop.it

Ollas are a great way to water plants, and are equally at home in the vegetable or flower garden.  Roots grow deeper, there is no need to water as often, and no water is lost to evaporation or runoff.


This old-fashioned watering method has been used throughout history. Follow the photo-link to discover how to make your own olla at a fraction of the cost of buying one at retail.

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