31
Jan

Rainbow Weather

After it rains, there are lots and lots of water droplets in the air, around us. When the sun comes out, white light will strike all the drops of water. Each and every water drop of the millions and millions of water droplets acts just like a prism in that it separates the single strand of white light into seven

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24
Jan

Paradise Restored 7 Gardens of the World

 Paradise Restored 7 Gardens of the World Paradise Restored 7 Gardens of the World – is a showcase in the Yard, Garden, Patio Show – as one of the 7 Gardens of the World! Unveiled elegance begins this exotic vista. Urn fountains of classic beauty artfully complement entryway pools while Mediterranean arches provide the canopy. Compelling plantings with sculptural forms

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20
Jan

Tips on Timing Your Garden

I. TIPS ON TIMING Love those early warm spells, but don’t be in a rush to plant warm season vegetables. Warmer soil temperatures are important for the success of veggies like corn, beans and squash. If the soil is too cold and wet, germination will be slow and, worst case, seed may rot. Tomatoes, peppers and eggplant are really tropicals

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10
Jan

About Worm Castings

Vermicompost is the product or process of composting utilizing various species of worms, usually red wigglers, white worms, and earthworms to create a heterogeneous mixture of decomposing vegetable or food waste, bedding materials, and vermicast. Vermicast, similarly known as worm castings, worm humus or worm manure, is the end-product of the breakdown of organic matter by a species of earthworm.

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10
Jan

Winter Blues? Plan your Garden – Times, Tips & Techniques

Winter Blues? Plan your Garden – Times, Tips & Techniques Winter Blues? Plan your Garden – Times, Tips & Techniques I. GARDEN PLANNING If you haven’t already done it, sit down and make some rough plans for what you want to do in your vegetable patch this year. 1) Make a list of what you want to grow based on

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4
Jan

Roof Gardens in Landscape Design

Roof Gardens in Landscape Design Roof gardens and green roofs are becoming increasingly popular in the United States, but the rest of the world definitely seems to be planting a fair share of awesome gardens. Gardens on roofs are not just eye candy – they can save energy by significantly lowering the cost of heating and cooling in a building.

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14
Dec

Winter Landscapes – Around the World

Winter Landscapes – Around the World And we think it’s cold in Portland! Winter Landscapes – Around the World are even colder. The website listed has excellent info on: Antarctic Section: Penguins, Cold and Winterovers “If it’s 0 degrees today and it’s going to be twice as cold tomorrow… how cold will it be ?” “Men Wanted for hazardous journey. Small

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11
Dec

Fun in the Garden!

Fun in the Garden! Nature can enrich our wellbeing. Caught up in schedules we forget to add a significant amount of it in our lives. By enhancing our outdoor environment, we not only get to enjoy nature every time we look out our window, we can readily spend time in it. One would not think landscapes might not needenhancing –

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1
Dec

Our Historic Oregon Coast

Our Historic Oregon Coast “Ocean In View – Oh what a Joy” Since William Clark recorded what he thought was his first glimpse of the Pacific Ocean in 1805. He was actually still 20 miles away. Millions of people have witnessed the unique beauty—and severe weather—of the Oregon Coast. Oregonians have spent over one hundred years protecting their beaches. As

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21
Nov

How to Grow an Indoor Herb Garden – Keeping an Indoor Herb Garden Healthy

Growing an indoor herb garden is a rewarding and efficient way to grow fresh herbs. You can micro-manage herb plants very well when they are right on your windowsill. When growing herbs indoors , there are 7 key areas to control for the best results. Once you manage to control these areas, you can grow otherwise difficult herbs indoors, even

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