Dazzling Dahlias – 23 in a series – The best dahlias for a backyard cutting garden via Statesville Record & Landmark

Dazzling Dahlias - 23 in a series - The best dahlias for a backyard cutting garden via Statesville Record & Landmark

Dahlias are bold and beautiful flowers that are easy to grow in any sunny garden. They are also spectacular in summer flower arrangements. With just a few dahlias, you can enjoy picking your own fresh-cut flowers every day from July through September.

These spring-planted tubers make gorgeous additions to flower beds and even the vegetable garden. If space allows, the very best way to grow dahlias for bouquets is in a cutting garden. A backyard cutting garden doesn’t need to be large. Even a 3-by-6-foot raised bed will give you plenty of space for six to eight full-size dahlia plants. Planting dahlia tubers in rows lets you get maximum productivity with minimal maintenance.

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10 DIY Compost Bin Ideas That Take Gardening To A New Level via Home Decorating Trends – Homedit

Having a garden where you can grow your own plants, herbs, vegetables and other such things is wonderful and once you get familiar with the whole gardening concept and you understand how it all works, you can start looking for ways to improve yourself and your garden. One of the features you can add is a DIY compost bin. You can craft one yourself and there are actually a lot of different strategies you can choose from. You can check out some of them in the examples below.

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Over 100 Years Ago, the US Government Commissioned 7,500 Watercolor Paintings of Every Kind of Fruit in the Country via Morsel NEW YORK

Over 100 Years Ago, the US Government Commissioned 7,500 Watercolor Paintings of Every Kind of Fruit in the Country via Morsel NEW YORK
A self-described artist and activist, Parker Higgins taught himself to code while working at the Electronic Frontier Foundation doing activism around free speech issues. “I’m most passionate about the way free speech issues intersect with questions of copyright and the public domain, and a sort of cultural commons,” said Higgins. With a background in information activism, he certainly never thought he’d be the one to make public the United States Department of Agriculture’s official Pomological Watercolor Collection. But these days, Higgins is obsessed with old fruit pictures.

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From Gardening Don’ts (1913) by M.C. 26

From Gardening Don'ts (1913) by M.C. 26

DON’T give him a free
hand with that weed-
killer, or you may miss the
many joys of the unexpected :
the self-sown double daisy on
the steps, the tiny fern grow-
ing in a chink of the wall, and
the self-invited pink anemone
peeping out of your path
between the bricks.

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Three Ways to Turn Your Apartment into a Sustainable Garden via JSTOR Daily

Three Ways to Turn Your Apartment into a Sustainable Garden via JSTOR Daily
Urban parks and gardens help city dwellers stay connected with nature. Then there is the growing trend of gardening within one’s living space—no matter how small. These urban gardens comprise their own unique ecosystems. More than just houseplants, if done right, these urban mini-gardens can be lush and green even inside the tiniest spaces—in courtyards, on balconies, or inside living rooms.
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Historical Garden Books – 74 in a series – The Cactaceae : descriptions and illustrations of plants of the cactus family (1919) by Nathaniel Lord Britton, J. N. (Joseph Nelson) Rose, J. N. (Joseph Nelson)

Historical Garden Books – 74 in a series – The Cactaceae : descriptions and illustrations of plants of the cactus family (1919) by Nathaniel Lord Britton, J. N. (Joseph Nelson) Rose, J. N. (Joseph Nelson)

Historical Garden Books - 74 in a series - The Cactaceae : descriptions and illustrations of plants of the cactus family (1919) by Nathaniel Lord Britton, J. N. (Joseph Nelson) Rose, J. N. (Joseph Nelson) Historical Garden Books - 74 in a series - The Cactaceae : descriptions and illustrations of plants of the cactus family (1919) by Nathaniel Lord Britton, J. N. (Joseph Nelson) Rose, J. N. (Joseph Nelson)

Historical Garden Books - 74 in a series - The Cactaceae : descriptions and illustrations of plants of the cactus family (1919) by Nathaniel Lord Britton, J. N. (Joseph Nelson) Rose, J. N. (Joseph Nelson) Historical Garden Books - 74 in a series - The Cactaceae : descriptions and illustrations of plants of the cactus family (1919) by Nathaniel Lord Britton, J. N. (Joseph Nelson) Rose, J. N. (Joseph Nelson)

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Three Simple Steps for Planting a Chaos Garden via EcoWatch

I am in just such a situation — tons of old seeds lying about — and I think I am going to try this out. This type of lazy gardening is just about my speed. (LAUGH) — Douglas
 

Most gardeners accumulate a cornucopia of partially used seed packets. After all, who’s going to plant 500 lettuce seeds? After a few years, the germination rate drops significantly after the expiration date and you end up buying new packets. A “chaos garden” is the lazy person’s way to use up those old seeds that may or may not still be viable.

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