Author: Donald Edwards

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How to Maximize Your Garden and Patio Space at the Jackson Garden and Patio Show

The Jackson Garden and Patio Show is an outdoor event held at the State Fairgrounds in Jackson. The show is free to the public and is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 11 and 12. It’s open until 5 p.m. on March 12. Children under 10 can attend for free. You can find

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How to Enhance Your Garden and Patio in Favorable Conditions

There are many sub-sectors of the Garden and Patio industry, including grills, flowers, and plants. The industry was facing severe challenges in 2020 when the coronavirus pandemic hit the U.S., forcing many companies to rethink their products. The following are a few ideas for enhancing your patio. Let’s explore some ideas. We’ve already mentioned several

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Five of the Best Gardening and Patio Ideas on Pinterest

A perfect place to get design inspiration and ideas is Pinterest. This creative social network is full of smart people sharing their projects and ideas. There are many boards on Pinterest dedicated to patio and garden design, but five of them stand out above the rest. Follow these boards to get your design juices flowing

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Planning Your Garden

There are several factors to consider when planning your Garden design. If you have limited space, you can focus on establishing structure and color. Consider the use of hedges, fences, arches, gates, and sculpture. You can also add elements such as containers and topiary. In smaller areas, you can stick to three or five good

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How to Design a Garden

There are several things to consider when designing a garden. Consider how you plan to use your garden, whether you are looking for an intimate space or an exotic place. Consider the stylistic genre that you want to create, how your garden will connect to surrounding structures, and your budget. Here are some helpful tips.

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Modern Home Gardening

You can grow your own food in your backyard, but you must be willing to invest some time, money, and effort. Buying everything from the supermarket is a terrible idea. Besides being inconvenient and wasteful, you could also end up losing your cars or your food supply to a raging storm. So, start growing your

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Home Gardening Today

A recent study by Brun and colleagues in Senegal found that home gardening improved food security, social status, and awareness of healthy eating habits among women. These women are the primary source of income in many countries. For example, in Tajikistan, where the civil war caused many men to leave the country for employment, home

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How to Maintain a Disease-Free Garden

While there is nothing worse than having a garden full of disease-ridden plants, there are several steps you can take to keep your plants healthy and happy. The first step is to understand the plants’ immune system. The human body responds to pathogens by combining several internal functions. It remembers certain features of a pathogen

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Tips For Successful Vegetable Gardening

Vegetables are a great way to increase your daily vegetable intake. The USDA recommends that we eat five to nine servings of vegetables a day, and you can easily increase your intake by growing your own. When growing your own vegetables, though, you’ll need to be creative and use them as best as you can.

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How to Use Inspiration to Improve Your Gardening and Reduce Landfill Waste

Creative inspiration has a specific transmission pattern. It is often realized as actualization: the individual is inspired to bring an idea to fruition. This process transmits the desirable features of the elicitor from the seminal idea to the finished product. In other words, inspiration often results in a more efficient and productive writer. Inspiration is

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How to Cultivate Inspiration For Gardening in Freezing Temperatures

In order to cultivate inspiration, you must first understand that inspiration is not supernatural or mythical. In fact, inspiration is best thought of as the unexpected interaction of information and knowledge. In addition, it is important to prepare yourself for this experience by doing some soul-searching and managing your self-esteem. Listed below are a few

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Annual Flower Varieties For Summer Gardening

A good way to know when to plant your plants is by using the USDA’s hardiness zone guide. Each location in the United States has different climates, so they are all grouped into hardiness zones according to their average annual minimum temperature. The lowest zone is called Zone 1, while the warmest zones are numbered

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Gardening 101 – Choosing Plants For Your Garden

When deciding which plants to grow in your garden, consider their family. Nightshade plants include tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, and potatoes. The allium family includes onions, leeks, and garlic. Legumes, like southern peas, provide important nitrogen to the soil. These crops often share pest problems and require nitrogen-rich soil. To minimize the amount of pest damage,

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The Basics of Gardening

A seedling must be alive and have healthy embryonic tissue in order to germinate. A fully developed seed contains an embryo and stored food reserves. It will grow up when it is ready, which depends on the temperature and soil conditions. Seedlings can also be leggy, pale, or weak-stemmed if they are grown in an