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Author Archives: YardShare

The Many Uses of Roses

Gertrude Stein famously wrote, “A rose is a rose is a rose.” You can’t really argue with that, unless you want to split hairs. However, her implication seems to be that a rose is just a beautiful flower and that’s all, end of story.

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How To Grow Exotic Air Plants

All they need is the air they breathe, bright light—but no direct sun—and a bath two to three times a week. Do not add soil; they’ll just hang out wherever you plop them down and in whatever container you plop them in.

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Is Your Landscaping Pet Approved?

Backyard landscaping isn’t just for the birds (and raccoons and squirrels). Pets need a safe place to frolic and have fun too. It’s good for their mental and physical well being – plus the more hair they shed outside the less ends up on your couch.

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Don’t Just Admire Your Flowers – Eat Them

You grow your flowers for their beauty, of course. But did you know that quite a few of them are edible? No, no, don’t look at this column as if YardShare had gone nuts. Think about it.

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Transforming A Pond Into A Spa

A backyard pond can be a nice touch, but if you don’t have a pool it can seem like a bit of a waste. Why should the fish get to have all the fun? That’s the attitude of YardShare contributor Sandi Clarke.

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“Grandmother’s Garden” Hydrangeas: Today’s Fashion Flower

Hydrangeas are enjoying a renaissance in gardens throughout parts of the US. Although some of the old-fashioned varieties are not “zone friendly,” many can be successfully grown to zone 5, and a few even to zone 3.

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DIY Outdoor Movie Theater

// Sometimes, the innovative ideas YardShare members come up with are cool, and sometimes they are waaaay cool. If you enjoyed going to the drive-in movie theater in the good old days, you’ll love what Bigdog from Shalimar, Florida has

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Take Your Yard From Tiny to Terrific

Are you self conscious about the size of your…yard? Having a limited lot isn’t anything to be ashamed of. Lots of people have this issue and still manage to live happy and fulfilling landscaping lives.

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Divide and Conquer – Gardening With Bulbs, Part Two

When we last saw Our Gardening Hero, he was carefully noting the locations of clumps of crocuses, daffodils, and the like. He mapped them out in a way designed to show his children that this was not a treasure map, and then he went on to live his life.

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Divide and Conquer – Gardening With Bulbs, Part One

“Good, cheap, fast. Pick any two.” That’s what is said about hiring somebody to do a job. It can also be said about flowering bulbs.

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