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Brighten someone’s day with a gift of flowers | Nvdaily

This holiday season, avoid the stress of not knowing what to give the person who seems to have everything by visiting a local flower shop or garden center. “Everybody needs flowers to brighten up their day,” advises Dawn Marshall, owner of Donahoe’s Whimsical Flowers in Front Royal. Marshall has been working since mid-November getting ready …

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Year-round gardening: Winter sowing in gallon jugs | Lifestyle

Winter sowing is a great way to get a head start on summer flowers and even some vegetables. Using gallon-size plastic jugs, you can create just the right conditions for seeds to germinate and start growing. The process works best for seeds that require a chill period and are frost tolerant during the germination process. …

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Year-round gardening: Bring back the flowers, forcing bulbs indoors | Lifestyle

We are approaching the Persephone period, when daylight is less than 10 hours. This is the time when outdoor growth is dramatically halted, even if temperatures remain high. Greek legend says that Persephone, the Goddess of Harvest, is lured to the underworld during this time of the year. If you want flowers, they must be …

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Some Ideas On What To Do With Your Pumpkin To Reduce Waste

This Halloween, it is estimated that 22.2 million pumpkins will be binned in the UK. So, you weren’t quite ready to settle for carving orange bell peppers and various vegetables to reduce waste for Halloween? I completely understand. And, now, you’ve got this pumpkin you don’t know what to do with – except send it …

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How to Care for a Christmas Cactus Plant

Season’s greenings! Christmas cacti are just about ready to make their grand entrance for the year. They come in a wide variety of flower colors and are absolutely gorgeous once in bloom. And thankfully, a well-established Christmas cactus really doesn’t need much to keep them happy. But what exactly is this gorgeous plant? Why is …

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Year-round gardening: Growing microgreens at home | Lifestyle

Microgreens (MGs) are young and tender, edible greens produced by sprouting the seeds of a variety of vegetable species and herbaceous plants. They are nutrient-dense and might be grown year-round in a short time and in limited space. Growing microgreens indoors is relatively easy and it rewards you with fresh, tasty produce. Many edible plant …

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Year-round gardening: Growing microgreens at home | Lifestyle

Microgreens (MGs) are young and tender, edible greens produced by sprouting the seeds of a variety of vegetable species and herbaceous plants. They are nutrient-dense and might be grown year-round in a short time and in limited space. Growing microgreens indoors is relatively easy and it rewards you with fresh, tasty produce. Many edible plant …

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Year-round gardening: Growing microgreens at home | Lifestyle

Microgreens (MGs) are young and tender, edible greens produced by sprouting the seeds of a variety of vegetable species and herbaceous plants. They are nutrient-dense and might be grown year-round in a short time and in limited space. Growing microgreens indoors is relatively easy and it rewards you with fresh, tasty produce. Many edible plant …

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Year-round gardening: Growing microgreens at home | Lifestyle

Microgreens (MGs) are young and tender, edible greens produced by sprouting the seeds of a variety of vegetable species and herbaceous plants. They are nutrient-dense and might be grown year-round in a short time and in limited space. Growing microgreens indoors is relatively easy and it rewards you with fresh, tasty produce. Many edible plant …

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Container gardening: Good things grow in small spaces | Lifestyle

No room for a garden? No problem. Those who don’t have the space or desire to grow a full garden can try container gardening. “If you don’t have room in your landscape, make sure you have enough sun and a deep enough pot so your plant can grow and expand and produce,” said Kristen Burnside, …

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