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Upon this Rock or that Rock or that other Rock

Gardening in the Home Landscape - Thu, 10/25/2018 - 5:28pm

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Last year when we bought our land I knew there would be challenges. There always are when building a home. I’ve helped a number of people over the last several years get homes built and I’ve seen all sorts of issues from the construction side of things. We are just at the very beginning of...

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Proven Insect Repellent (Review)

Gardening in the Home Landscape - Sun, 10/14/2018 - 8:41am

Post by Growing The Home Garden - Home Gardening with Vegetables, Herbs, and Plant Propagation

A couple months ago the folks at Proven sent me a sample of their Proven Insect Repellent to test out in my garden and report back my opinion. Since I’m out in the garden frequently and often exploring our land to seek out pawpaws I encounter plenty of human devouring insects to give Proven a...

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Taking Cuttings of Basil for Propagation

Gardening in the Home Landscape - Fri, 09/14/2018 - 11:41am

Post by Growing The Home Garden - Home Gardening with Vegetables, Herbs, and Plant Propagation

It’s no secret that I love to propagate plants. I especially love to propagate the easy plants. The ones where success is almost 100% assured! Believe it or not there are a few of those. Basil is one that I almost always can get to root simply by taking cuttings and putting it in a...

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Monarch Caterpillar on Milkweed

Gardening in the Home Landscape - Thu, 08/30/2018 - 3:20pm

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On our land I’ve purposely allowed the milkweed to grow. I want our land to be a haven and waystation for the monarch butterflies as they migrate south. I’ve been watching all summer to see when they would be passing through and took a short video of a monarch caterpillar that I found devouring a...

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Growing Oak Leaf Hydrangeas From Seed

Gardening in the Home Landscape - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 5:36pm

Post by Growing The Home Garden - Home Gardening with Vegetables, Herbs, and Plant Propagation

I did a video a while back on Youtube about collecting oak leaf hydrangeas from seed. I thought since now is the ideal time to start collecting those seeds again I would go ahead and direct sow some oak leaf hydrangeas from seed. Below you can watch a short video of the flat I put...

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Teach Your Children: “Check with Me First”

Gardening in the Home Landscape - Tue, 07/31/2018 - 10:56am

Post by Growing The Home Garden - Home Gardening with Vegetables, Herbs, and Plant Propagation

Recently on Facebook in a group I am a part of someone posted about a plant they didn’t know after discovering that her daughter ate some of the fruit. I can imagine the fear that must be in her mind. I have 5 children and would panic as well if one of them ingested something...

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