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Let’s Grow

Greenhouse

Backyard Greenhouse Basics

Living With a Backyard Greenhouse Have you ever considered having a home greenhouse? It’s certainly an appealing thought. Perhaps you could start your vegetable garden and bedding plants extra early from seed, saving money and getting the jump on the gardening season. In your wildest dreams you could over-winter delicate plants, or get extra years …

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Holly Berries

Holly and Ivy Symbolize Christmas

Holly & Ivy Holly and ivy have been traditional Christmas decorations since at least the fifteenth century. Evergreen Holly, sometimes referred to as “Christ’s thorn”, has carried a Christian symbolism since medieval times. Because Holly maintains its bright colors during the Christmas season, it naturally came to be associated with the Christian holiday.       Christians …

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Tree Lined Street

Budget for Beauty

Budget for Beauty Our Christmas shopping trips take us on a whirlwind tour of the Cincinnati metro area, and on our way home we like to detour through the lovely neighborhoods of Indian Hill and Mariemont. Their tree-lined streets and professionally landscaped yards are a refreshing sight at any time of year. During the holiday …

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Compost Bin

Composting for the Lazy

Improve Your Garden with Cheap Homemade Compost Job one in gardening and landscaping is loosening and enriching compacted soil and clay by mixing in organic materials like compost. For experienced gardeners, good compost is worth its weight in gold. There’s nothing healthier for your plants than rich black compost, but any kind of organic material …

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