I get excited the second I see mums for sale because I know the leaves will be falling and pumpkins will sit on porch steps surrounded by this beautiful plant. There are many colors and varieties. Some are better for your garden. I do not have experience growing them in my garden YET, but I do have tips for taking care of your potted mums this season.

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I was at my hair salon a few months ago talking about "my little garden" and one of the customers at the salon told me to be careful with buying hybrid plants. So, when I purchased my plants I was afraid to buy hybrids. Then, yesterday I saw a Bonnie Plants truck that read, "Bonnie's Going Greener for You" so I decided to research what this meant.

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Who knew the queen bee is such a diva, yet so important to the other bees? Without her majesty all the bees would die. I am serious! Meet my father-in-law, general contractor and keeper of the bees. I used to tease his loyalty to the bees. He likes them WAY too much! So let me share this story with you!

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I Love Dandelions!

posted in // Oils and Garden
author// xoxojill
09-10-130

I have always been a daisy kinda girl. Not the big gerber daisies, although I love them, but the small white daisies you can see in multiples growing in a field. My bridal bouquet was full of daisies. If you see a vase of flowers in my house, rest assured it will be full of white daisies. I am now considering adding some dandelions!

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This really happened. I was at Lowes Home Improvement shopping for my garden. Well, the truth is.....I was lost in the gardening section trying to figure out what was organic, what hybrid meant, where the peat moss was, and so on. Feeling a bit frustrated, I found myself having an interesting conversation with a lady who told me that human hair would keep rabbits and deer away away from my garden.

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Meet my friend Linda! Linda has become my “go to gal” for gardening questions and advice. I feel there is no better way to launch my blog than to learn from Linda! My gardening expert friend has been gardening for 25 plus years. She started with some flower pots on the porch and has worked her way up the food for the family. She says most of it has been trial and error along with a few smart friends who has taught her things over the years. I will be stalking her periodically to learn from her and bring you her tips!

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Square Foot Gardening

posted in // Oils and Garden
author// xoxojill
08-23-130

After choosing your method of gardening it is important to design your garden. If you find single row gardening to be a challenge with your busy lifestyle, I encourage you to try raised bed gardening! I personally love the Square Foot Method of gardening so much I decided to become an SFG Certified Instructor! Here is a picture of my first raised bed garden. This was before I learned the SFG Method. My garden looks good, but I had a lot of wasted space. Believe it or not, with the Square Foot Method, I have double the harvest!

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