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Plant RustPlant Diseases

Rust spore conglomeration.

Rust has had a great year. This plant disease does well during wet spring weather. If you’ve noticed odd-colored spots on leaves on plants in your yard, it’s possible your plant has an infection. (However, there are other problems that cause spots as well.) What is Rust? Rust is a fungal disease that spreads by […]

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Spring Wildflowers

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This past weekend I went hiking to see wildflowers in the hills above where I grew up. I was delighted to see so many gorgeous blooms! It was a cloudy day which should be good for photos, but I only had my iPhone 6. I was honestly a bit disappointed in how the photos turned out, […]

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Lilac Vine-HardenbergiaPlant Profiles

hardenbergia Anne of Green Gardens

Want to be the first front yard in your neighborhood with flowers every year? You can be if you plant a lilac vine (Hardenbergia species). The bright, cheery flowers of this climbing vine are a colorful reminder that spring is nearly here! Description of Hardenbergia Lilac vine (also called coral pea) is an evergreen vine with dark […]

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Drying PersimmonsDIY

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One of my New Year’s Resolutions is to eat healthier in 2016, and I think adding more persimmons to my diet is a great first step. I think a lot of people have made the pledge to be healthy, but it’s important to REPLACE unhealthy foods with healthy ones. So, this year I’m replacing eating […]

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New Miniature Gardening Video-Fairies!

My niece made the most adorable miniature fairy garden. She’s only 10 years old and I didn’t give her any help except to show her plants that would work well together. She put together the structure of the garden using a wooden box. She planted the plants and spaced them out the way she wanted, […]

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Miniature Gardening Book

Miniature Garden book Anne of Green Gardens

In 2013 I wrote a book about miniature gardening and had it self-published. I’m really proud of this project that I worked on with Holly Guenther of Kimchi Kawaii who designed the book as well as took many of the photos. Miniature gardens are so much fun, and can be a fun and inexpensive project, […]

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Harvesting Lettuce Youtube Video

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Anne of Green Gardens harvests lettuce from her Cedarcraft planter.

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Lettuce HarvestCedarcraft Planter

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My salad garden is looking great! We had some cooler weather in October as well as some rain, and the lettuce started growing and putting out a lot of leaves. I started the carrots in late August, so they should be ready by the end of the month. I put in a second row later […]

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How to Make a Terrarium

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There are several steps to making a terrarium, follow the ones below to make your own. Step 1: Choose your container and then wash it in warm, soapy water. To remove labels, put the container in a sink of warm, soapy water for 10 minutes. Then scratch the label off with a fingernail. Use a […]

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Fall Salad Garden

My post Confessions of a Not-So-Perfect-Gardener detailed my spring gardening flop. Happily, I’ve moved on and have planted a salad garden in my CedarCraft planter for fall. I created a salad garden with several varieties of lettuce, carrots, and beet seeds, onion transplants and a few cloves of garlic. I’ve tried to cram as many […]

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