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Teaching Kids About Gardening – It’s More Than Just Growing Plants
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Teaching Kids About Gardening – It’s More Than Just Growing Plants

With most schools closed and homeschooling or continuing your children’s education online the new norm, parents (and even teachers) are looking for engaging ways to keep kids motivated while learning. The garden is just the place for that. Nearly any school subject can be covered outdoors in the garden, from math to science to reading, […]

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Who’s In The Garden: You’re Never Really Alone When Gardening
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Who’s In The Garden: You’re Never Really Alone When Gardening

My garden sits at the very back of our long and narrow property. It’s far from the road, my neighbor’s houses, the kids, the phone…you get the picture. It’s my quiet little sanctuary where I can turn dirt and seeds into food for my family and temporarily forget about the problems of the real world. […]

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Catchy Plant Names: 7 Plants That Stir Emotion
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Catchy Plant Names: 7 Plants That Stir Emotion

Did you ever see a plant with a name that conjured up something familiar to you, causing an emotional response to the plant? Of course, then you just had to buy it! I think hybridizers try to come up with clever, catchy plant names for their new introductions, then other times they are named for […]

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Garden Planning During A Pandemic – How Do I Plan My Garden
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Garden Planning During A Pandemic – How Do I Plan My Garden

Here in Michigan, March is when I start to think about my garden. I start planning any changes I want to make to beds. I clean them up and get the containers ready for my herb garden. I start to get excited about shopping at the garden center for supplies and transplants. This year, however, […]

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Gardening History – Story Behind Victory Gardens
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Gardening History – Story Behind Victory Gardens

Whether you’re a history buff or not, you’ve likely heard of Victory Gardens at some point. This is one part of our nation’s history that I’m actually quite proud of, especially since I’m a gardener. The story of Victory Gardens is an interesting one, and with current events keeping many of us at home these […]

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Pros And Cons Of Clover Planting – Reasons To Plant Clover Vs. Reasons Not To
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Pros And Cons Of Clover Planting – Reasons To Plant Clover Vs. Reasons Not To

Clover is either a pretty little plant that you love, or a weedy pest that you hate. While this little plant may offer certain benefits, it’s also important to consider the many disadvantages of clover. We’re here to help with that. Let’s take a closer look at both sides of this gardening coin and see […]

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The Best Planters for Your Garden (Review)
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The Best Planters for Your Garden (Review)

Do you know how to pick the right planter for your patio or indoor garden? We’ll show you the best planters on the market, as well as tips on how to choose one. Adobe Stock, © Liliya Trott To learn more about our editorial integrity policy and how we make money through affiliate partnerships, read […]

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GKH Words Of Wisdom – Inspiring Garden Quotes We Love
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GKH Words Of Wisdom – Inspiring Garden Quotes We Love

Most gardeners find inspiration in something, be it another garden, someone they admire, or inspiring garden quotes that provide purpose. Many of us here at Gardening Know How have been inspired by little words of wisdom too. They speak to us in some way and, as such, have special meaning. GKH’s Favorite Inspiring Garden Quotes […]

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Using Organic Mulch – 5 Types Of Natural Mulch For Gardens
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Using Organic Mulch – 5 Types Of Natural Mulch For Gardens

Go organic or go home. These are words to live by, especially when considering mulch. Inorganic mulch can have several adverse effects. Among them, they don’t break down or, if they do, they leave toxic residue in the landscape. They can limit the amount of moisture and nutrients that reach plant roots, and inorganic mulches […]

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History Of Romantic Flowers – Why Are Some Flowers Considered Romantic
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History Of Romantic Flowers – Why Are Some Flowers Considered Romantic

It’s easy to understand why flowers have represented the strongest of human emotions throughout the ages. The beauty, fragrance and elegance of floral bouquets convey heartfelt feelings in an instant. Why are some flowers considered romantic and other are not? We may never know the exact reasons for this, but we do know it all […]

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