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February 2017 To-Do

February To-Do List 1. Make rosemary cookies 2. Go to Garden Expo 3. Vacuum indoor houseplants with garage vac 4. Write hits and misses from 2016 for school garden and personal garden 5. Write more blog posts to share ideas with as many peeps as possible 6. Scour gardening catalogs and magazines–favorites: Jung’s, Seed Savers,… Continue reading February 2017 To-Do

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Tip of the Day

Hate to say good-bye to summer? Me too!  Today I will be bringing summer indoors for the winter by taking cuttings of my favorite annuals.  Specifically, I must get cuttings of Persian shield and fishnet-stockings coleus and King Kong coleus.  Once I get those covered, I might take cuttings of all the varieties of coleus,… Continue reading Tip of the Day

Flowers · Indoor

Flower Share 2013

Flowers make you happy! According to behavioral research conducted at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, flowers are a great mood moderator: Flowers have an immediate impact on happiness. All study participants expressed “true” or “excited” smiles upon receiving flowers, demonstrating extraordinary delight and gratitude. This reaction was universal, occurring in all age groups. Flowers have a… Continue reading Flower Share 2013

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Houseplants – Indoor gardening – Part 1

I must humbly confess, I have not always had a green thumb.  I killed every single plant I brought into our Boston apartment on Beacon Hill when we were first married.  15 years later, I know what I did wrong:  I over watered them. You will kill more houseplants from over watering than you will from… Continue reading Houseplants – Indoor gardening – Part 1

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Paperwhite and Amaryllis Bulbs – Forcing Bulbs Indoors

  Paperwhites and amaryllis bulbs are two terrific bulbs to force indoors with very little effort and very low maintenance.  I have forced both indoors for over 11 years with a 0% failure rate. I have bought these bulbs everywhere from White Flower Farm and Johannsen’s to Sam’s Club, Home Dept and Target.  They are usually all… Continue reading Paperwhite and Amaryllis Bulbs – Forcing Bulbs Indoors