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Library of online gardening tips,
recipes, and more, listed by chapter:
Organic Gardening Tips
- Weeding Tips from Shakespeare--Weeding tips, plus a look at how Shakespeare used weeding as a metaphor in Richard II.
- Captain Cook's Love Affair With Cabbage: If he were alive today, he'd say, "Ahoy there, grow this vegetable in your garden!" Learn how to grow cabbage and more...
- Aspirin Water Aids Plants: Research, interview and links
- Amaryllis care: Now and forever! Plus, how to get free amaryllis plants
- Toss Some Edibles Into Ornamentals: The Associated Press interviews Marion Owen about edible landscaping
or Alkaline?: What pH means in gardenspeak
Tips : Plus a lesson from bald eagles...
to grow a pineapple plant -- And really get fruit!
by the moon: May the Force be with you -- in the garden!
and the Year of the Pea: The how, what, when, where and why
of growing peas
Seedlings Want A Mel Gibson approach to raising seedlings and bedding
a soil cuber? Seed starting is easy and sandbox-style fun!
you been slimed? How to get slug slime off your hands
and snail baits: How coffee help you win the war against slime
Matters: How they rate; how to use them
Beginner's List: Easy-grow varieties for northern gardens
the Chocolate and Pass the Fish Tank: Houseplant food comes in many
Many Choices! What to look for when choosing a plant
away the winter blues: Grow a simple window garden
Ways to Get Rid of Dandelions--Without Chemicals!
in Alaska Coastal living off the land
and kelp: How ocean plants help our garden plants
Roto-tilling is a No-no And how Jethro Tull led us astray
to Bring and Grow Herbs Indoors
Your Landscape and Eat It, Too! --How to landscape with edible plants
Happens! Hot tips for composting in cool climates
Things You Can Compost
to Make the World's Fastest Compost
America's Favorite Pie Plant
Start Your Seedlings! Step by step guide for growing your own bedding
years to your houseplants with these simple cleaning tips
Cheers for Houseplants! The unsung heroes in our homes and office
Up Doc? Carrots! How to grow and use Bugs Bunny's favorite snack
organic fertilizers and organic gardening are darn good ideas
To Re-Pot Tired Houseplants: Without the fuss!
Art of Weeding (Part 1)--Year-round strategy for organic weed control
Art of Weeding (Part 2)--More strategies for organic weed control
Egg Balancing Myth: How my sister eggs me on, plus gardening and
Tree, Very Pretty...:
How to grow a lemon tree indoors
mites: Ackk! What
the are and what to do about them
Your Christmas Cactus Misbehaving? Does
it wilt, shrivel, look pale or refuse to bloom?
- Dust Bunnies on your African violets? How to clean fuzzy houseplants
- Blue roses: The race is on, plus an inside look into the not-so-clean cut flower industry
- It's the Pits! How to grow a mango houseplant
- There's Always Room for JELL-O, but on your plants?
- Do You Love Pansies? How to Grow Your Own Flowers from Seed
- Here kitty kitty! Safe and effective ways to shoo cats from your garden.
- What Bugs You More? A telemarketer calling during dinner, or fungus gnats?
Miscellaneous Tips for Home, Garden, Travel,
Very Unique Recipes
The Whimsical and Spiritual Side of Gardening
is Like Falling in Love:
Head over heels stuff. Remember?
- Why Grow Your Own (Reason #25): Even just a teensy-weensy bit
- Home Cooking, Now More Than Ever: Discover easy ways to avoid junk food, right in your own kitchen
- Don't Check Your Email on Sundays: 12 little New Year's resolutions that promise big results
- Gardening Behind Bars: Plants can transform lives, even in a women's prison
- International Plant Appreciation Day: Imagine a world without plants (no toilet paper, either). Annual celebration on April 13
do leaves turn color? (Tip: It has something to do with egg
- Easter Egg Colors to Dye for! From fruits, vegetables and other foods
to predict the next frost.
gardening can weed out diabetes
invented the garden hose?: And what was the first hose made
- Unshopping: 25 Ways to Get and Give What You Need Without Money, by Co-op America
Fever Gardening: Seven cures for a gardener's winter blues
Gives? Attitudes and simple gifts for year-round giving
Fruit: How to tell if fruit is genetically modified
Andrew Weil Reveals His Top Three Foods (and his least favorite
in your food? (The most and least contaminated produce)!
Care for Cut Flowers: How to keep fresh cut flowers looking fresh
for Gardeners: 27 uses for garden catalogs
Uses for Plastic Milk Jugs: For home, garden, garage, and boat!
Rule of Thirds When composing your photographs, this tip is tops
are Apertures? Understanding this overlooked feature will improve
Photography for Everyone: Tips and tricks for taking pictures in
Pencil Is a Gardener's Best Friend
- Want Healthy Kids? Turn off the TV!
Stories from "Chicken Soup for
the Gardener's Soul"
is a garden?: The word
means many things to many people. And you?
- The Power of Purpose: By Roy H. Williams
- The Smell of Green: Personal essay by Marion Owen
- Beyond Dirt and Plants: Gardening is good for your mind, body and spirit
Life in the garden wouldn't be complete without them
the Love of Peanuts: A short essay by Marion Owen
Garden for Kaye: How to plant a garden near a hospital bed
Big, Start Small: Encouraging you to do what you love
Up Gardeners!: Forget weed wars and NPK's
Mohr's Gift of 'Silent Night' and other Christmas timelines
Wonders of the Soil, Plants, Trees, and Critters Fun garden trivia
to Communicate With Plants: Step-by-step guidelines for anyone who
would like to be a part of the conversation
B, C, D, E, F, Garden: An Inspirational Alphabet
Angel in Shirtsleeves--Retiree
Mickey Weiss started a program that gives hungry people the slightly
damaged produce that was being thrown away
Bedside Story--What makes a great doctor? (Hint: He talks to his
Wheelbarrow--How the author pictures recently deceased friend Madeleine
pouring wheelbarrow loads of prayers and love over her to heal her.
Wedding Gift--A guest at the bride's wedding brings her a gift--20
Money Tree--A family surprises Mom with her very own "money tree"
Day--A young girl learns, when another mother dies and leaves a
memorial garden for her own children, how precious it is to spend planting
day with Mom
Irises--A mother raises a family in a caring but mentally troubled
life. The day she died, the author found something very special...