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You may have heard that Epsom Salt is a great, safe, effective and economical garden amendment for use on your flowering plants. But what is Epsom Salt and why is it so popular among rose gardeners? The main ingredient in Epsom Salt is magnesium sulfate which is an important soil additive for healthy plant life. It allows plants to take in nutrients like phosphorus and nitrogen and enhances the capability of the soil. Flowering Plants, Perennial Plants, Planting Flowers, Gardening Advice, Gardening For Beginners, Easy Garden, Urban Garden, Backyard Farming, Backyard Patio
You may have heard that Epsom Salt is a great, safe, effective and economical garden amendment for use on your flowering plants. But what is Epsom Salt and why is it so popular among rose gardeners? The main ingredient in Epsom Salt is magnesium sulfate which is an important soil additive for healthy plant life. It allows plants to take in nutrients like phosphorus and nitrogen and enhances the capability of the soil.
Multi-Sown Seeds under Grow Lights Gardening Hacks, Diy Garden Projects, Garden Tools, Farm Projects, Organic Gardening, Vegetable Gardening, Sustainable Gardening
Multi-sowing refers to sowing several seeds, usually four to ten seeds depending on what you're growing, in the same seed-starting cell and allowing them to mature into small clumps. Then, rather than thinning them or planting them out one plant per space, the entire clump is planted together.
Choose the right bird feeder to draw in the birds you want in your yard!  Here's a list of the six most common types of bird feeders and their advantages and disadvantages.  Make your feathery friends happy and keep them healthy. Green Garden, Autumn Garden, Shade Garden, Gardening Tips, Garden Ideas, Best Bird Feeders, Diy Help
Choose the right bird feeder to draw in the birds you want in your yard! Here's a list of the six most common types of bird feeders and their advantages and disadvantages. Make your feathery friends happy and keep them healthy.
Although the term “early spring” for me in Zone 6 Ohio may not be the same time as the “early spring” for your garden zone, for this article, early spring means that time of year when winter seems to be coming to an end and intermittent freezes and thaws are happening in the garden. The first signs of Spring! Here are 15 early spring chores to get your ready for the busy garden season ahead! Garden Plants Vegetable, Planting Vegetables, Growing Vegetables, Garden Planters, Planter Pots, Gardening Zone Map
Although the term “early spring” for me in Zone 6 Ohio may not be the same time as the “early spring” for your garden zone, for this article, early spring means that time of year when winter seems to be coming to an end and intermittent freezes and thaws are happening in the garden. The first signs of Spring! Here are 15 early spring chores to get your ready for the busy garden season ahead!
Seed starting Setup with lights Indoor Gardening, Garden Compost, Hostas, Shade Perennials
After spending way too long searching for a seed starting setup that wouldn't completely break the bank, I decided that it was worth the time to put one together myself, and I'm really glad I did.
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If you've never tried winter sowing seeds, you're really missing out.  And if you haven't expanded your winter sowing adventure into winter sowing vegetable seeds, you're missing the chance to get a head start on your veggie garden - by doing it in the winter!   It's a great way to get a garden fix in the winter!  Garden Love from Sunset Hosta farm.com. Vegetable Garden For Beginners, Shade Tolerant Plants, Backyard Shade, Edible Garden
If you've never tried winter sowing seeds, you're really missing out. And if you haven't expanded your winter sowing adventure into winter sowing vegetable seeds, you're missing the chance to get a head start on your veggie garden - by doing it in the winter! It's a great way to get a garden fix in the winter! Garden Love from Sunset Hosta farm.com.
Missing pips at the center of your hosta in early spring?  It's time to take action.  The center of a hosta can die out over time.  Learn why this happens, how to fix it and how to prevent it.  Hosta love fresh from the farm.  SunsetHostaFarm.com Shade Plants, Garden Care, Garden Fun, Flower Garden, Landscape Design
Missing pips at the center of your hosta in early spring? It's time to take action. The center of a hosta can die out over time. Learn why this happens, how to fix it and how to prevent it. Hosta love fresh from the farm. SunsetHostaFarm.com
Inside a greenhouse with orange and yellow flowers Organic Living, Natural Living, Cold Frame, Yard Care, Homestead Survival, Community Gardening
A basic definition of a greenhouse is a permanent structure; a building, room, or area in which the temperature is maintained within a desired range. A true greenhouse stays warm, even during the winter. A "cold" or "unheated" greenhouse is a greenhouse without any heating device other than the sun. More on those germs below.
If you've never used Tulle fabric in your garden, you're missing out on a great opportunity! First, what is Tulle fabric? Tulle is a soft, fine silk, rayon or nylon material commonly used to make wedding veils and dresses. Growing Herbs, Growing Food, Plant Diseases, Garden Help, Garden Photography
If you've never used Tulle fabric in your garden, you're missing out on a great opportunity! First, what is Tulle fabric? Tulle is a soft, fine silk, rayon or nylon material commonly used to make wedding veils and dresses.
The many uses of Comfrey in your veggie garden. As a Fertilizer Comfrey leaves contain high levels of potash and reasonable levels of nitrogen and phosphorus as well as smaller amounts of iron, calcium, and magnesium. Its concentration of nutrients actually outperforms manure, compost, and many liquid feeds. To use Comfrey as a fertilizer, you can place chopped Comfrey right on the soil or till them in. Backyard Vegetable Gardens, Planting Potatoes, Planting Herbs, Planting Succulents
The many uses of Comfrey in your veggie garden. As a Fertilizer Comfrey leaves contain high levels of potash and reasonable levels of nitrogen and phosphorus as well as smaller amounts of iron, calcium, and magnesium. Its concentration of nutrients actually outperforms manure, compost, and many liquid feeds. To use Comfrey as a fertilizer, you can place chopped Comfrey right on the soil or till them in.
It's easy, it's fun, and you can look like an expert even on your first project! Once you know the basics of making hypertufa projects, you will only be limited by your own creativity! It is recommended that you read through the entire article before beginning your first Hypertufa project. Outdoor Projects, Landscape Decor, Amazing Gardens, Beautiful Gardens
It's easy, it's fun, and you can look like an expert even on your first project! Once you know the basics of making hypertufa projects, you will only be limited by your own creativity! It is recommended that you read through the entire article before beginning your first Hypertufa project.
If you've never used Tulle fabric in your garden, you're missing out on a great opportunity! First, what is Tulle fabric? Tulle is a soft, fine silk, rayon or nylon material commonly used to make wedding veils and dresses.
If you've never used Tulle fabric in your garden, you're missing out on a great opportunity! First, what is Tulle fabric? Tulle is a soft, fine silk, rayon or nylon material commonly used to make wedding veils and dresses.
Sage is a shrubby perennial that’s an obvious choice for the kitchen.  From spring through mid-summer, Sage displays blue to lavender flowers which are very attractive to birds.  It has an earthy, rich, spicy flavor and it is part of the mint family.  The most popular types of culinary Sage are Garden Sage, Golden Garden Sage, Berggarten Garden Sage, Dwarf Garden Sage, Tricolor Garden Sage, and Window Box Sage. Growing Sage, Growing Seeds, Kitchen Herbs, Kitchen Garden, Nautilus, Types Of Herbs
Sage is a shrubby perennial that’s an obvious choice for the kitchen. From spring through mid-summer, Sage displays blue to lavender flowers which are very attractive to birds. It has an earthy, rich, spicy flavor and it is part of the mint family. The most popular types of culinary Sage are Garden Sage, Golden Garden Sage, Berggarten Garden Sage, Dwarf Garden Sage, Tricolor Garden Sage, and Window Box Sage.
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If you're a new vegetable gardener, there seems to be a lot to learn. Here's a collection of books that will get you up and running fast! Vegetable gardening is becoming very popular these days and for several reasons.
It’s been said that birdbaths attract more birds than bird feeders do. I believe that may be true as I know plenty of people who have several feeders but no birdbaths in their yard and they are wondering where their bird visitors are. If you have a birdbath that is open for business but no feathery customers are visiting, you may find the reason below. Backyard Landscaping, What Is A Bird
It’s been said that birdbaths attract more birds than bird feeders do. I believe that may be true as I know plenty of people who have several feeders but no birdbaths in their yard and they are wondering where their bird visitors are. If you have a birdbath that is open for business but no feathery customers are visiting, you may find the reason below.
If you want a hosta that emerges early in the season looking great, Wolverine is the one for you. It has variegated green and cream pointy leaves. Hostas continue to be one of the most popular perennials for shady and part sun part shade gardens. They're easy to grow, come in a variety of sizes, colors and shapes and look great in pots and containers! Sunset Hosta Farm.com. Landscaping Trees, Front Yard Landscaping, Hosta Plants, Houseplants
If you want a hosta that emerges early in the season looking great, Wolverine is the one for you. It has variegated green and cream pointy leaves. Hostas continue to be one of the most popular perennials for shady and part sun part shade gardens. They're easy to grow, come in a variety of sizes, colors and shapes and look great in pots and containers! Sunset Hosta Farm.com.
Guacamole Hosta. Beautiful leaves! Hostas are one of the most popular perennials for shade and part sun gardens. Great for backyard landscape design ideas in any garden or in pots or containers as potted plants. Low maintenance, easy care, great blooms and gorgeous foliage. Potted Plants, Flower Plants, Sun Garden, Garden Art
Guacamole Hosta. Beautiful leaves! Hostas are one of the most popular perennials for shade and part sun gardens. Great for backyard landscape design ideas in any garden or in pots or containers as potted plants. Low maintenance, easy care, great blooms and gorgeous foliage.
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Everything you need to know about growing hostas including planting, fertilizing, dividing, pruning, etc.   Hostas are a popular blooming perennial plants for shade or sun gardens. Landscape design ideas for back yard walkways, beds, borders; front yard curb appeal. Pots, planters, containers. Low maintenance, easy care.   Hosta love fresh from the farm. SunsetHostaFarm.com. Front Yard Garden, Shade Landscaping, Garden Plants
Everything you need to know about growing hostas including planting, fertilizing, dividing, pruning, etc. Hostas are a popular blooming perennial plants for shade or sun gardens. Landscape design ideas for back yard walkways, beds, borders; front yard curb appeal. Pots, planters, containers. Low maintenance, easy care. Hosta love fresh from the farm. SunsetHostaFarm.com.
A beautiful hosta from the Star Trek series and a sport of H. Captain Kirk.  Vulcan is a fast-growing white-centered hosta that has large, broad creamy white leaves with dark green margins.  Irregular gold streaks occur along the interior margins where the white and green overlap.  Pale lavender flowers emerge in mid to late summer.  Holds its color for most of the season.  A real stunner, and a Sunset Hosta Farm's favorite.
A beautiful hosta from the Star Trek series and a sport of H. Captain Kirk. Vulcan is a fast-growing white-centered hosta that has large, broad creamy white leaves with dark green margins. Irregular gold streaks occur along the interior margins where the white and green overlap. Pale lavender flowers emerge in mid to late summer. Holds its color for most of the season. A real stunner, and a Sunset Hosta Farm's favorite.
Tick Tock looks like a mini H 'June' with its heart-shaped cupped leaves that are chartreuse with a blue/green edge.  A vigorous grower that will form a dense mound that sends up light lavender flowers that bloom in mid summer.  Ideal for edging.  Very cute smaller hosta.
Tick Tock looks like a mini H 'June' with its heart-shaped cupped leaves that are chartreuse with a blue/green edge. A vigorous grower that will form a dense mound that sends up light lavender flowers that bloom in mid summer. Ideal for edging. Very cute smaller hosta.
Your potted hostas will greatly benefit from the container soil being refreshed every year. It doesn't take long, and your hostas will thank you by displaying beautiful, healthy leaves. And as you know, when we talk about hostas, It's All About the Leaves!!! Garden Soil, Diy Garden
Your potted hostas will greatly benefit from the container soil being refreshed every year. It doesn't take long, and your hostas will thank you by displaying beautiful, healthy leaves. And as you know, when we talk about hostas, It's All About the Leaves!!!
Carolina Blue is a hybrid of H. Halcyon and H. Riptide. It grows into a medium-sized mound of light blue rounded leaves that hold their color through most of the season, even in warmer climates. Pale purple flowers shoot up in mid summer. Tolerates morning sun very well. Seeds are viable, too. Blue hostas will appear green when exposed to more sun. Dappled morning sun is the best site to keep its blue color. Gardening Trends
Carolina Blue is a hybrid of H. Halcyon and H. Riptide. It grows into a medium-sized mound of light blue rounded leaves that hold their color through most of the season, even in warmer climates. Pale purple flowers shoot up in mid summer. Tolerates morning sun very well. Seeds are viable, too. Blue hostas will appear green when exposed to more sun. Dappled morning sun is the best site to keep its blue color.
If you think your hostas should be growing at a faster rate than they are, here are some things to consider to change that. The Amount of Shade The most common reason for slow growth in a hosta is the lack of sunlight. It is not true that hostas can grow in complete shade. All hostas need some sunlight for healthy growth. A site with morning sun and afternoon shade are commonly felt like the best spot for healthy hosta growth. Foliage Plants
If you think your hostas should be growing at a faster rate than they are, here are some things to consider to change that. The Amount of Shade The most common reason for slow growth in a hosta is the lack of sunlight. It is not true that hostas can grow in complete shade. All hostas need some sunlight for healthy growth. A site with morning sun and afternoon shade are commonly felt like the best spot for healthy hosta growth.