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Build a Native Bee Habitat from Reclaimed Wood

This tutorial was part of Garden Week at Crafting a Green World. We teamed up with some of our favorite DIY bloggers to talk about all things gardening! We need bees. Native bees and other native…

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15 Plants You Can Grow to Help Save Bees

Spring is here! What better time to think about how to save the bees? We need those fuzzy, buzzy creatures---we have them (and other pollinators) to thank for a third of every bite we take! And …

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16 DIY Container Garden Ideas

Need some spring garden inspiration? Check out these 16 DIY container garden ideas to get you started. I can't tell you how happy I am that spring is finally here! Winter is not my favorite season, a…

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Welcome Bats to Your Garden

Beesare among our favorite pollinators, but there's another group of pollinators out there that doesn't get nearly as much friendly press: bats. That's right! Far from being vampires in di…

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Why Your Garden Needs Healthy Sweet Potatoes

If you're looking for a power food, it's really hard to beat a sweet potato.These delicious, versatile tubers come in an array of colors, shapes, and sizes, and they're also incredibly nutritio…

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Edible Plants that Self-Seed (Perfect for the Lazy Gardener!)

We all know that perennial flowers will self-seed, keep growing, and come back again and again, making them great staples for the flower garden. But did you know that the same is true of many c…

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Want to Grow Vegetables In Winter? Meet the Portable Greenhouse

As the cold weather settles in, many gardeners are forced to admit that it's time to give up on some crops and watch much of the garden lie fallow over the season, unless they have greenhouses …

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5 Ways to Use Shipping Pallets in the Yard and Garden

Shipping pallets are one of the best sources of lumber for little or no money. Also, they can be sourced from nearly any shopping center or grocery store. For these two reasons, I've made it a men…

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Plan Ahead for Spring: 8 Efficient Watering Tips

This might seem like a weird time to be talking about irrigation, but in many parts of the country, it's still dry, and there's never a bad time to talk about getting ready for the next gardening se…

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How Straw Can Help Your Garden

Straw is an excellent winter insulator for bulbs, vegetables and perennials. Affordable, attractive, and effective, what's not to like? Above: Strawberry plants mulched with a blanket of…

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