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Houzz Products: Cool Ideas for Refreshing Summer Drinks

Beat hot weather and refresh your guests with fun beverage dispensers, summery glassware and two great recipes Full Story
     Comment   July 20, 2014
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squeegy63
jelly jars glasses for us kids...then they got smart and started putting cartoon characters on them.
last Monday at 6:20pm     
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Maria Hunt
@brillance1953 yes, we appreciate things that are functional and beautiful, too. It's the epitome of good design!
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Great Design Plant: Color Outside the Lines With Harebell

Plant this Campanula on pathway and patio edges for shots of bright blue from May through September Full Story
     Comment   July 9, 2014
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judyrud
I must have a slightly different campanula, as the flower stalks on mine - both blue and white - are very long and certainly flop over, and I don't think my resident wild bunnies eat it - nor the voles. I find it re-seeds itself more than I'd like, but I have to say it's fairly easy to dig out.
July 9, 2014 at 10:02am     
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eclecticedwardian
C. rotundifolia is actually native throughout the Northern Hemisphere; in Norway you will see fish garlanded around the gills with harebells, which means a woman has caught it. They always make me smile.
July 9, 2014 at 10:58am     
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How to Find the Right Plants for Your Garden

Break free from choosing plants by cold-hardiness zones for a beautiful landscape that thrives year-round Full Story
     Comment   July 9, 2014
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Eskandari Stone
Great article.. Thanks for sharing this technique for choosing the right plants for the garden. It will be helpful for me while planting plants in my small garden.
last Monday at 11:30pm   
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Nuts 'n May
Ah yes, but one mans native is anothers invasive exotic weed. Climate and zone maps are one thing, but they don't take into account soil type and the position you are planting in. A good snoop around your neighborhood will quickly show you want grows well (or not in your area). And if peering over fences is too much like horticultural stalking for you, then take a trip to a local park or botanical garden, very useful as they will normally include plant labels and give you a good idea of what the plant looks line when mature.

All to many times I've been asked to sort out gardens where people trees and shrubs that grow way to big for the site. A grower once confessed that the plant labels only give heights for a tree at about 10 years, so something labeled 3m may actually exceed 10m in 15 years. Here in NZ we now all to well, that a northern hemisphere plant will probably grow twice as bid "down under" and so you have to constantly interpret garden guides with an eye on not just our reverse seasons but the milder growing conditions as well.
last Wednesday at 2:56pm   
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8 Last-Minute Additions to a Summer Edible Garden

Been dawdling in summer’s delightful slowness? It’s not too late to get these vegetables and herbs going Full Story
     Comment   July 6, 2014
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Bonnie D Loubier
These crops sprout best when soil temperatures stay below 70F, but if you wait until the soil cools to plant them they may not have enough time to mature. Instead, start seeds indoors or in a shady place outside and set out the seedlings as soon as they show their first true leaf.
Try growing:
Chinese cabbage such as Bok Choy
Endive and escarole
Radicchio
Lettuce
Parsley
Spinach
July 11, 2014 at 8:55pm     
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Bonnie D Loubier
Signs of autumn are often apparent by the time the soil cools enough to grow the leafy greens that define many fall vegetable gardens. Cool temperatures tame flavors, so many gardeners wait until a frost or two have passed to harvest some of the crops in this group.
Arugula
Cilantro
Lettuce varieties which are suitable for winter
Mache (also known as lamb’s lettuce or corn salad)
Mizuna
Turnips (for both greens and crunchy roots
July 11, 2014 at 8:56pm     
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