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28 Cheap And Clever DIYs For Anyone Who Raises Chickens via BuzzFeed

You’ll rule the roost with these DIY treats and boredom busters.
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Echeveria In The Sun Shower Curtains and Bath Mats – Recently Purchased From Douglas E. Welch Design and Photography [For Sale]

Echeveria In The Sun Shower Curtains and Bath Mats – Recently Purchased From Douglas E. Welch Design and Photography

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From Gardening Don’ts (1913) by M.C. 25

From Gardening Don'ts (1913) by M.C. 25

DON’T forget that your
garden is your own ;
there is nothing more depress-
ing than a ‘gardener’s garden.’

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Design a Potager Garden via Grit

A potager garden, also known as a “kitchen garden,” is historically a French style of gardening that incorporates herbs, fruits, and vegetables with flowers and ornamentals to create a functional, aesthetically pleasing space. Traditionally, these gardens are located right outside the home and intended to be enjoyed on a daily basis. Walk-throughs allow you to enjoy the garden’s beauty, while also providing quick and easy access to its bounty of food. You can step outside your door and pick fresh vegetables for the evening meal, as well as cut a bouquet of flowers for the table. Because there are no set rules for this type of garden, potagers come in all shapes and sizes, and vary drastically from the freestyle flow of a cottage garden, to the geometric rigidity of a knot garden, and everything in between.
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Historical Garden Books – 73 in a series – The ABC and XYZ of bee culture (1908)

Historical Garden Books – 73 in a series – The ABC and XYZ of bee culture; a cyclopedia of everything pertaining to the care of the honey-bee; bees, hives, honey, implements, honey-plants, etc. Facts gleaned from the experience of thousands of bee-keepers, and afterward verified in our apiary (1908)

Historical Garden Books - 73 in a series - The ABC and XYZ of bee culture (1908)

Historical Garden Books - 73 in a series - The ABC and XYZ of bee culture (1908)

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In preparing this work I have been much indebted to the books of Langstroth, Moses Quinby, Prof. A. J. Cook, King, and some others, as well as to all the bee-journals; but, more than to all these, have I been indebted to the thousands of friends scattered far and wide who have so kindly furnished the fullest particulars in regard to all the new improve- ments as they have come up in our beloved branch of rural industry. Those who ques- tioned me so much a few years ago are now repaying by giving me such long kind letters in answer to any inquiry I may happen to make that I often feel ashamed to think what meager answers I have been obliged to give them under similar circumstances. A great part of this ABC book is really the work of the people; and the task that devolves on me is to collect, condense, verify, and utilize what has been scattered through thousands of letters for years past. My own apiary has been greatly devoted to testing carefully each new device, invention, or process as it came up. The task has been a very pleasant one ; and if the perusal of the following pages affords you as much pleasure I shall feel amply repaid. A. I. Root.

November, 1877.

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How to Identify Bulb Plants via Hunker

The term “bulb” generally applies to the underground organ of a plant that stores energy and allows the plant to survive during its dormancy (usually during the winter months). Planting bulbs in the fall for spring blooms is extremely popular among gardeners. There are also bulbs which can be planted in the spring for summer and fall blooms. However, not all flowers grow from bulbs; some, such as dahlias, grow from tubers, which are basically swollen underground parts of roots or stems. There are also rhizomes, including iris, which grow horizontally underground or just beneath the surface. Then there are corms, which are often confused with bulbs. A corm is simply a compressed stem or the base of a stem which grows underground. (Gladioli grow from corms.) Finally, there are true bulbs. Unfortunately, the only way to absolutely discern if you have a bulb plant in your garden is to dig it up and look at it. Follow the steps below to determine whether or not the plant in your garden is growing from a true bulb.
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10 Plants Gardenista Readers Will Never Grow Again via Gardenista

Over on our Facebook page, we posed a question: What’s a plant you’ll never grow again? Gardenista readers came out in droves to share horror stories about the plants that took over their gardens, and threatened to take over their lives.

Although it’s important to remember the old adage that “one person’s trash is another person’s treasure” in mind (an invasive pest plant in one USDA growing zone may be a perfectly tame addition to a garden in another zone), we thought it was only right to take a look through the list to see if any themes emerged. And emerge they did. Here, 10 plants our followers mentioned again and again, which you may want to consider at your own risk.

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Master Gardeners Offer Tips As People Plant Pandemic Patches via Urban Organic Gardener

Starting with the World War I, the U.S. government was encouraging Americans to grow their own food to help relieve shortages. Originally known as the war garden movement, these so-called “victory gardens” made a reappearance in the 1940s during World War II.

And the idea of growing your own food is still popular — so popular, in fact, that Oregon State University has seen online enrollment for their Master Gardener Short Course Series jump by nearly a thousandfold.

10 Ways to Create a Secret Garden via Houzz

No matter where your plot of land is — in the heart of a bustling city or down a quiet lane — there’s an opportunity to make your garden feel like a secret, secluded space. The best secret gardens not only feel private, but they also have a certain magic about them, evoking the sense of being removed from the hustle of daily life and transported to somewhere else entirely. Let’s take a look at 10 ingredients that not only give secret gardens privacy, but a sense of magic as well.
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