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General Garden Ideas
tomato growing tips

Five More Tips for Terrific Tomatoes

Okay, so now you know to heat your soil, pluck suckers, prune, bury deep, and fan your stems. What else could there be? Here are five more tips. ...

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tomato growing

Five Foolproof Tomato Growing Tips

Growing tomatoes is easy, but growing the picture-perfect tomatoes we all want isn’t. I remember when I began growing vegetables; I had visions of big, shiny, juicy, red tomatoes. Unfortunately, the tomatoes I grew didn’t measure up to this ideal....

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Garden Art

Art In The Garden

Many people like to share pictures of beautiful art work they have installed in their yards. We love it when they post examples here at YardShare. It gives us ideas for how we can spice up our own lawns or gardens. Lark from Wisconsin shared quite a few original pieces of artwork......

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Ornamental Potager Garden

Ornamental Potager Garden: The Artistry of Growing Vegetables, Herbs and Flowers

The ornamental potager garden is an attractive mix of vegetables, herbs and flowers growing together in raised beds. Initially developed by French monks, the potager kitchen garden (pronounced poe-ta-zhay) became popular in the 16th century in France....

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Butterfly Gardens

Have a Gorgeous Garden and Save Butterflies

Is there anybody who doesn't love butterflies? Even the most hardened gardener perks up when one of nature's beauties flutters by. They serve a useful function in the garden, too. They eat flower nectar and thus pollinate plants in the garden, just as bees do....

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Dream Shed

A Dream Potting Shed of Your Own

We all yearn for a room of our own, a little shed located outside, away from the main house. It could be an alluring destination for both practical and passionate endeavors, a place to escape from the demands of daily living, a place to meditate, to create, a place for personal enjoyment....

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Potted Cascapding Plants

A Pot For All Seasons (and Reasons)

Potted plants make wonderful additions to the yard right through the year—even in winter. With a small army of pots of various sizes tucked away in the garden shed or behind the garage or barn, you can create a moveable garden of potted plants for each season....

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Beneficial Bugs For Your Garden

Beneficial bugs are nature’s response to the pests that can plague your garden. These insect-friends include lady beetles (formerly ladybugs), green lacewings, assassin bugs, praying mantis, minute pirate bugs, ground beetles, syrphid flies, and predatory stinkbugs....

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Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus)

Gardening and Cooking with Lemon-Scented and Lemon-Flavored Herbs

You don’t have to live in a tropical or semi-tropical climate or pay big bucks at the grocery store to enjoy the freshness of lemons. Grow your own lemons this season—lemon-scented and lemon-flavored herbs, that is!...

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Mulch Helps Prevent Weeds

Safe, Free, and Easy Weed Prevention Techniques

When it comes to weeds, it pays to work smart. Pulling weeds is one of the most tedious and persistent chores of gardening. Spending time on your hands and knees eliminating these little pests is not just unpleasant; it also takes away from time that could be spent gardening. ...

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YardShare on the Today Show

Catch the Today Show on NBC on Monday? If not, you missed Heather Cabot, the Web Life Editor for Yahoo! and The Well Mom, talking about how gardening has gone digital. We were excited to hear Heather profile YardShare as the new way that homeowners can share and "socialize" their yards......

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potted plants on the front porch

The Versatile Pot

Give your yard that extra “Ahh!” factor by decorating it with pots of colorful flowers and interesting plants. Not only is “potting up” a quick way to spread color and cheer throughout your yard, it is also a relatively easy way create a spectacular garden in a short time....

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butterflies in your garden

Birds, Butterflies and Bats: Welcome Them to Your Garden

With the continued growth in population throughout our country, many wildlife species face increasing pressure from lack of natural habitat—the number one threat to wildlife today. So creating welcoming places for these wonderful creatures in your yard—no matter how small—will help......

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Picket Fence Garden

On the Fence – Dressing Up Your Boundaries

Your fence says just as much about your yard as the flowers you choose for decoration. Fences are actually critical for setting the tone around which the rest of your landscaping is developed....

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petunias

Give Your Flowers Some Companions, Part 2

There are just too many flowers that help other plants – companion plants, we call them. Either that, or these columns are too short. In any case, I find myself compelled to write about some more helpful flowers that are wonderful companions to their friends....

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