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How to Start Plants from Cuttings

July 10, 2019

When you start plants from cuttings, it’s a patient and hopeful process.  When successful, it yields a beautiful new plan for your yard or garden! Many plants are ideal candidates for plant cuttings from honeysuckle to rose bushes. It’s a terrific way to coax new life from plants that you currently have.  You can save […]

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9 Annual Plants That Attract Songbirds to Your Garden

July 2, 2019

Some plants are known for their ability to attract songbirds to the garden. These annual plants are a must for a bird-friendly landscape.  They brighten your garden and fill you life with nature’s beautiful sounds.  What could be better? Perennials, annuals, shrubs and trees all create a friendly and inviting landscape environment for birds. Today […]

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How To Grow Peppers in Your Container Garden

July 1, 2019

It’s easy to grow peppers in your container garden.  Peppers are ideal for planting in pots and need very little maintenance.  The hardest part is choosing what varieties to grow. Chili peppers are originally from the Americas. They are prized as a vegetable, spice and as medicine. They play an integral role in Indian folk […]

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Adventure Travel Safety Tips for Families

June 28, 2019

Do you like to fill your family travel plan with adventurous activities?  Biking, white water rafting, zip-lining, or seeing animals up close in the wild – whatever you love to do, keep these adventure travel safety tips in mind. Choosing Safe Adventure Travel Destinations When booking an adventure trip abroad, it is easy for parents […]

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5 Vegetables Every New Gardener Should Grow

June 26, 2019

New to gardening?  No worries!  Every new gardener is a little nervous, but it’s really not difficult to grow your own organic vegetables. There are obviously many advantage to growing your own vegetables in your own organic garden. Besides saving money, you’ll benefit from the freshness and rich nutrients in homegrown vegetables. There are many […]

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How To Choose The Best Plants For Your Flowerbed

June 25, 2019

Colors, textures, blooms, and types–so many choices are available to the gardener in creating a beautiful yard. One thing’s for certain, a flowerbed brings vibrancy and joy to every landscape! Thanks to our partnership with Ray Padula gardening tools, we’re creating a mailbox garden flowerbed this summer and sharing all our best tips including how […]


5 Free Things To Do In Chicago This Summer

June 24, 2019

Chicago is a large vibrant city perfect for both quick getaways and extended stays.  It also happens to be the city where I lived the first twenty years of my life and the place I return to often to visit with family. Traveling to Chicago can be a bit pricey.  The difference from Louisville to […]

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Best Companion Plants for Your Tomato Garden

June 21, 2019

In all vegetable gardening, it is always smart to find ways to yield a maximum crop with the least amount of effort, time, money, and space.  Growing companion plants in your tomato garden allows you to maximize your yield while repelling insects and pests.  It’s totally a vegetable gardener win-win! Tomato Garden Companion Plants Repel […]