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Tales from a Plant Addict

Fun (& a few serious) facts, tips and tricks for every gardener, new and old.

Slow... Gardening Ahead

Modern life shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon. If anything, modern conveniences allow us to pack more activity into each day, usually in the form of "multitasking". Science tells us that the brain can only perform one task at a time effectively, but still our modern sensibilities tell us we are not productive citizens unless we are doing five things at once! If we're not carefu...

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Fairy Gardens

A trend in gardening that has been gaining popularity in the last year or so is fairy gardening. I mentioned fairy gardens in passing to a friend recently and he had no idea what I was referring to, in fact he thought I was making it up. Even after I explained it, he didn't seem to get the point, but a lot of people have taken to this new trend and are looking at their gardens in a whole new wa...

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Edible Centerpieces

Spring is in the air! Besides all the gardening that starts happening this time of year, it's also the time that Easter, Mother's Day, baby showers, graduations, wedding showers and weddings fill our calendars with celebrations. Creating unique table decorations for these celebrations can be a chall...

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Cast Iron Plant-- Aspidistra elatior

The old saying that "everything old is new again" definitely applies to the cast iron plant, Aspidistra elatior . Honestly, I had never even heard of this plant until two years ago, but it was introduced into the U.S. over 100 years ago and was very popular during Victorian times. The name "c...

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