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Perennials that Love Living in the Shadows
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Perennials that Love Living in the Shadows

Many garden enthusiast have an area of landscape that doesn't get as much sun needed for optimal plant growth. Try...
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Natural Pest Control in the Garden and your Home
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Natural Pest Control in the Garden and your Home

People are on the hunt for natural repellants, to deter pests from devouring their gardens as well as themselves. Mosquitos...
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Fall Is For Planting
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Fall Is For Planting

Autumn is just around the corner, and soon the cool season foliage will show off their brilliance. For the plant...
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Native Perennials for Lasting Beauty
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Native Perennials for Lasting Beauty

Gaillardia (Blanket Flowers) Blanket Flowers are beautiful additions to any perennial garden. Native to the US, they are low maintenance,...
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Fall Planting: Pansies and Violas
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Fall Planting: Pansies and Violas

  As the dog days of summer transition to cool crisp autumn, cool season plants are in vogue from September...
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Succotash Recipe
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Succotash Recipe

  This is a recipe passed down from my mother-in-law. I think it came from her mother-in-law from Harnet County....
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To Do or Not To Do?
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To Do or Not To Do?

 It's that time of year again,  when your garden is fading ,and with it the wonderful  summer moods. Many are...
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Are You Guilty of Crape Murder?
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Are You Guilty of Crape Murder?

Crape Murder: What is it, and why do people do it?  Crape Murder is the act of severely pruning the...
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Do You Have a Planting Plan?
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Do You Have a Planting Plan?

The Mistake   Have you ever bought a tree or a shrub,  dug a hole and just stuck it in the...
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Zoning In On Zone 7
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Zoning In On Zone 7

    People make trips to garden centers or nurseries when plants are in their prime, and the result is ...
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Recipe: Refrigerator Pickles
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Recipe: Refrigerator Pickles

Brine:  Mix 2.5 c. white vinegar  1.5 c. sugar  1.5 tsp. salt  1.5 tsp turmeric.  Let sit to dissolve the...
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Cool Season Plant Care Tips
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Cool Season Plant Care Tips

If we don't get an inch of rain in a week, be sure to water any plants planted in the...
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Annuals and Perennials (The Fixer Upper, the Workhorse, and the Flower Child)
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Annuals and Perennials (The Fixer Upper, the Workhorse, and the Flower Child)

Annuals (Flower Child) Annuals are the flower children of the flora kingdom due their vibrance and energy, and like children...
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What Are The Health Benefits of Plants?
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What Are The Health Benefits of Plants?

 Some obvious benefits of plants are air purification; houseplants and trees remove toxins from indoor and outdoor environments. Trees, shrubs,...
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What-ermelon? Four Tips to Choosing the Best Watermelons!
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What-ermelon? Four Tips to Choosing the Best Watermelons!

One of the most refreshing and delightful staples that people love to eat and enjoy during summer is watermelons. Fortunately,...
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Want Healthy Plants? Do These 8 Things in June!
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Want Healthy Plants? Do These 8 Things in June!

Follow this checklist of eight helpful tips to ensure your plants remain healthy and reach their full potential this summer.
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Soaked Soil? Five Plants That Thrive in Wet Locations
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Soaked Soil? Five Plants That Thrive in Wet Locations

Many plants have adapted to wet conditions, so turning that swampy spot into a landscape feature is easy to do with these options.
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Geraniums: Basic Care and Tips
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Geraniums: Basic Care and Tips

Follow this guide to keep your geranium plants happy and healthy.
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The Best Annuals for the Summer Heat
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The Best Annuals for the Summer Heat

Once the temperatures start rising, many plants struggle or slow down. It's hard to maintain fabulous blooms while the sun...
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Perennials For Pollinators
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Perennials For Pollinators

Each year, the pollinator population gets smaller and smaller. We carelessly spray chemicals to kill the pests we don't want...
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August 18, 2021

Succotash Recipe

  This is a recipe passed down from my mother-in-law. I think it came from her mother-in-law from Harnet County. Don’t worry about getting amounts exact. […]
August 3, 2021

Recipe: Refrigerator Pickles

Brine:  Mix 2.5 c. white vinegar  1.5 c. sugar  1.5 tsp. salt  1.5 tsp turmeric.  Let sit to dissolve the sugar while slicing vegetables. Slice 4 […]
May 4, 2021

Recipe: Sauteed Spring Vegetables

Ingredients 1 tablespoon plus 1/2 teaspoon salt 6 ounces carrots, peeled and cut diagonally into 1-inch-long pieces 6 ounces beans (wax and/or green), trimmed and cut […]
April 9, 2021

Recipe: Thyme-Cornmeal Pound Cake

Equipment 10-12” Bundt pan (fluted makes nice presentation), buttered well with light flour dusting. KitchenAid Mixer if available. Cake rack for cooling. Preheat Oven: 325. Bake […]
April 8, 2021

Recipe: Chick Peas and Dumplings

Ingredients ¼  cup nutritional yeast flakes or 3 tbsp. nutritional yeast 6  tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, divided, plus more for serving 1  medium onion, finely chopped […]
March 22, 2021

Recipe: Traditional Irish Corned Beef & Cabbage

Corned Beef (baked) 3 pounds corned beef (in the package) 10 whole cloves 1/4 cup of hot sweet honey mustard 2 tablespoons of brown sugar Mix […]