Eucakisses

Eucakisses

Herbs and Children
Just had to share with you all because only you folks will understand how happy this makes me...I had my 6 year old grand-daughter over yesterday and the weather was calling for a light frost last night so I had her help me pull in some of my more tender herbs growing in pots. Well of course we had to pinch and sniff...right? So the first plant was eucalyptus...and I asked her to repeat it back. She now knows this plant as eucakisses...she pinched and sniffed..and says, 'Grammy it smells like medicine...delicious!' Next on the agenda was my lavender, same thing, pinch and sniff...and ohhhh she loved it! Then came the catnip and the peppermint. She decided that she would take her pinches of all the herbs, combine them, rub…
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3 Ideas Where To Buy Fresh, Organic Fruit

3 Ideas Where To Buy Fresh, Organic Fruit

Healthy Eating
Would you like a few new ideas about where to buy fresh, organic fruit? Buying fresh fruit that doesn’t come with toxins and chemicals can be a challenge to find. Not only that... when they are in the local grocery stores they are usually quite a bit more expensive than the other fruits. A recent Consumer Reports study found that organic foods cost 47% more, on average, than conventional foods. So, where should you buy your fresh fruit if you want to get the best value for your hard earned dollar? Can you imagine the days before grocery stores? We have lived our lives with food just down the road for so long that getting our mind around the ease and fairly mellow composure of the local grocers where you…
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Growing a bonsai nursery – Explore the hobby?

Growing a bonsai nursery – Explore the hobby?

Container Gardening
Many have bonsai propagation as a hobby. It is a pure investment of time, patience and creativity. Observing the growth and capturing every episode of the bonsai’s life is indeed a pleasure. Changing Bonsai pots periodically is like adding flavor to your desserts! Taking care of a bonsai nursery is a mere liking. Bonsai nursery is not a business but a preference Growing bonsai nursery can be a business for many, but for a few it is a hobby – an activity that offers a feeling of pleasure. What’s so fishy about bonsai plants and why are they close to the heart. The beauty of the bonsai is that it is an alluring plant and it changes every season. Watching it grow is like watching a baby grow in a…
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Adding Fruit To Edible Landscape

Adding Fruit To Edible Landscape

Sustainable Landscaping
Small fruits are often easier to integrate into the edible landscape than fruit trees. Strawberries are excellent ground covers, often covering the surface much faster than ornamental ground covers. The foliage becomes an attractive red in the fall, and the fruit are a tasty bonus. Select varieties that will not require mulching in the winter as the straw could prove quite distracting in the front yard. [caption id="attachment_4975" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Strawberry plants make an excellent, edible ground cover![/caption] Anywhere you can grow azaleas will be equally suitable for blueberries. However, unless you are willing to view bird netting for much of the harvest season, plant enough to share with the birds. Several Berries Are Shrubs Blackberries, raspberries, or gooseberries could effectively substitute for a shrub border. They will undoubtedly help…
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