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Said the Spider to the Fly

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THE SPIDER AND THE FLY

‘Will you walk into my parlour?’ said the Spider to the Fly,
”Tis the prettiest parlour that ever did you spy;
The way into my parlour is up a winding stair,
And I have many curious things to show when you are there.’
‘Oh no, no,’ said the little Fly, ‘to ask me is in vain,
For who goes up your winding stair can ne’er come down again.’

by Mary Howitt

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Three Cool Wall Planters | Urban Gardens | Unlimited Thinking For Limited Spaces | Urban Gardens

Three Cool Wall Planters | Urban Gardens | Unlimited Thinking For Limited Spaces | Urban Gardens | Annie Haven | Haven Brand | Scoop.it
Linking you to the freshest innovative and eco-friendly designs, trends, and ideas for the stylish urban garden.
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Book Giveaway: Container Gardening for All Seasons - Fine Gardening

Book Giveaway: Container Gardening for All Seasons - Fine Gardening | Annie Haven | Haven Brand | Scoop.it

it's your chance to win a copy of Container Gardening for all Seasons by author Barbara Wise and a stylishly wrapped sampler 3 gift pack of Authentic Haven Brand premium soil conditioner tea. Read the book review and post a comment by July 31 for your  chance to win.

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How to Grow Herbs in Small Spaces | At Home With P. Allen Smith

Follow us for daily tips and more: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=ehowhome Herb gardens are great for cooking and add beauty to your hom...
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Urban Organic Gardening — Grow Your Own Organic Food

Urban Organic Gardening — Grow Your Own Organic Food | Annie Haven | Haven Brand | Scoop.it
Grow Your Own Organic Food...Chances are, you’re like me. You do not have a horse or two or chickens to provide manure to fertilize your garden. This may mean long, hot rides to the local nursery superstore only to slog home smelly bags of plop. Or, you could consider getting some ManureTea.
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Blogher- Editor's Picks: Great Summer Reads

Blogher- Editor's Picks: Great Summer Reads | Annie Haven | Haven Brand | Scoop.it

As a member of BlogHer Book Club since April 2011, I’ve been reading more than I have since school. I feel way better about an evening spent reading in my outdoor swing than I do the same amount of time lost staring passively at a TV screen. I like to intersperse award-winning literary fiction with funny memoir, make-you-smarter nonfiction or even vampires (hey, I’m human). Usually, I rely on BlogHer Book Club host and Books Section Editor Karen Ballum or Goodreads for recommendations. I’ve already finished Deborah Harkness' Shadow of Night from Karen’s top five summer reads list. What’s next?

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Pollinating summer squash

Pollinating summer squash | Annie Haven | Haven Brand | Scoop.it
Pollinating summer squash... All looks well in my vegetable patch doesn’t it? Well, looks can be a bit deceiving. As you may know, I have very few bumblebees this year. All pollinators are down in spite of my efforts to spray nothing harmful and to grow all their favorite foods. Summer squash and other cucurbits are not wind pollinated like corn. They need help to bear fruit so this year I’m playing Aphrodite. Just in case you’re facing the same bee crisis and want some cucumbers, melons, squash, etc., I wanted to show you the difference between male and female flowers.
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Proven Winners | Mix it up with Edibles and Ornamentals

Proven Winners | Mix it up with Edibles and Ornamentals | Annie Haven | Haven Brand | Scoop.it

Plant my okra next to the geraniums? What’s that, you say? Well, I don’t like to be the one to point it out, but all the cool kids are doing it…and all the smart ones, too. They’re not doing it to be different—and even if they are, good for them—but rather to save space and make their entire garden attractive and functional. So many people are downsizing to smaller lots, so segregating your “food” plants and your “pretty” plants just doesn’t seem like such a good idea now. Take advantage of all the space you have, but follow some guidelines to be sure the whole garden is happy.

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Spotlight Edible of the Day: Cool Season Crops – Nutritional Powerhouse Plants: GREENS « Home Grown Edible Landscapes

Spotlight Edible of the Day: Cool Season Crops – Nutritional Powerhouse Plants: GREENS « Home Grown Edible Landscapes | Annie Haven | Haven Brand | Scoop.it

Spinach • Turnips • Collards • Kale • Mustards • Beets • Swiss Chard

Lately, these beautiful plants have found their way from the pages of regional home-style cookbooks onto the menus of culinary star restaurants everywhere. They even made the January cover of Bon Appetit! At mar’sel restaurant at Terranea Resort, one of my restaurant gardens, Chef Fiorelli uses the baby leaves (micro greens) of the Bull’s Blood beet in his culinary creations.

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How To Compost; A Refresher Course On Composting

How To Compost; A Refresher Course On Composting | Annie Haven | Haven Brand | Scoop.it
Here it is – a refresher course on composting. I often get the question “How Do I Compost?”.
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Homemade Burger Buns | The Primlani Kitchen

Homemade Burger Buns | The Primlani Kitchen | Annie Haven | Haven Brand | Scoop.it

This week’s Theme for #Spicychat is bringing the spotlight back on ‘Winning Sides’. Brainstorming over our new Twitter Series – #Spicychat got me questioning few of my grocery rituals. With summer at our heels, food sites are buzzing about the Burger, America’s quintessential comfort food. There truly is nothing like a burger; it is the ultimate comfort food, yet so hard to find a decently juicy and perfectly cooked burger.

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Authentic Haven Brand Soil Nutrients

Authentic Haven Brand Soil Nutrients | Annie Haven | Haven Brand | Scoop.it
another wonderful Blue Ribbon won with Authentic Haven Brand fed roses by rosarians Chris and Tina VanCleave at the 60th annual Birmingham Rose Show 2012...
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Order the Special Limited Edition DVD

Order the Special Limited Edition DVD | Annie Haven | Haven Brand | Scoop.it
Reserve your copy of the Special Limited Edition DVD for Rabbit Fever now!
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The Graceful Gardener’s Containers

The Graceful Gardener’s Containers | Annie Haven | Haven Brand | Scoop.it

Beautiful Container Gardens grown chemical free with Authentic Haven Brand Natural Brew

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Kim and Daisy Cakes in the News!

Kim and Daisy Cakes in the News! | Annie Haven | Haven Brand | Scoop.it

Please watch me tomorrow, Tuesday July 10, on the Today Show at 8 am eastern. Thanks for all your support!

-Kim Daisy

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The Graceful Gardener’s Containers

The Graceful Gardener’s Containers | Annie Haven | Haven Brand | Scoop.it

New blog post: Container planting with the Graceful Gardener every 2 weeks to give my containers an additional boost during their growing season. I use liquid fertilizer for my heavy bloomers (like petunias), and for my vegetable, shade loving and foliage containers I use Authentic Haven Brand Natural Brew manure Tea, an organic fertilizer that these plants love.

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"Prune in June" - Cleaning up

"Prune in June" - Cleaning up | Annie Haven | Haven Brand | Scoop.it

It might be July, but you'll have to trust me that I accomplished the following tasks while it was still June.

So no deep pruning discussions today, just some simple cutting back to clean up some spent blooms/foliage with the hope that the foliage will bounce back all nice and neat and maybe a second set of blooms in late summer.

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JIM JORDAN PHOTOGRAPHY

JIM JORDAN PHOTOGRAPHY | Annie Haven | Haven Brand | Scoop.it
JIM JORDAN IS A WORLD CLASS FASHION, CELEBRITY AND LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHER BASED IN LOS ANGELES AND...
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Out with The Old and In with The New

Out with The Old and In with The New | Annie Haven | Haven Brand | Scoop.it

Out with The Old and In with The New

Change is in the air! Just as our gardens are ever evolving, the Nest In Style blog has seen it’s fair share of transitions since I created it December 2007. First it was my personal garden blog, then it became the home of the Nest In Style podcast with my co-host Teresa O’Connor of Seasonal Wisdom, and now it’s once again my personal garden blog.

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Contemporary Containers in an Old City | Miss Rumphius' Rules

Contemporary Containers in an Old City | Miss Rumphius' Rules | Annie Haven | Haven Brand | Scoop.it

Artistic and original, they were throughout the city as window boxes, freestanding freestanding bowls or wall mounts.

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Welcome to Spring Meadow Nursery

Welcome to Spring Meadow Nursery | Annie Haven | Haven Brand | Scoop.it

"Spring Meadow Nursery is the leading source for flowering shrub potted liners and starter plants. We’re also the developers behind Proven Winners® ColorChoice® flowering shrubs.

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Elementary Dinner

Elementary Dinner | Annie Haven | Haven Brand | Scoop.it
Because I have such fond memories of my alma mater (my elementary school, Long Branch Elementary in Arlington, Virginia) and since I love supporting education, last year (for the second year in a r...
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