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Beautify Your Vegetable Garden with These Ideas…..

The French have long understood that vegetable gardens can be places of beauty. They located their traditional potagers, or kitchen gardens, outside their kitchen windows …

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A Rare Honey Moon on the Summer Solstice – Tomorrow, June 20

On June 20, 2016 there will be a very rare Honey Moon at the same time of the summer solstice – the longest day of …

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‘Purple Smoke’ – The best Baptisia

This year I am planting Baptisia ‘Purple Smoke’. A deer resistant, native, drought tolerant, purple, long lived perennial! Wow! It is a hybrid of B. …

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Muhammad Ali’s Peace Garden Initiative

The Muhammad Ali Center of Lexington, Ky and Yum! Brands Foundation launched the global Muhammad Ali Center Peace Gardens project on September 21, 2010. This …

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Add a Lively Red Accent in Your Landscape

Bold. Bright. Pop. This is what RED adds to a garden. RED, an eye catching hue, stands up to the summer sun’s withering glare in …

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Beautiful Foolishness of Things – The Book of Tea

‘Too little tea’ is a Japanese expression that refers to a person too busy to stop and smell the roses. From ‘The Book of Tea’: …

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