What is a Dandelion Good For?

One of the most despised "weeds" in the lawn is the dandelion.  All sorts of chemical companies offer ways to get rid of them and get your "perfect" lawn.  It's too bad that we seek to eliminate this little flower because they have so many healthy benefits!  What is a Dandelion good for?  I'm…

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5 Natural Weed Killing Tips

Weeds are one of the most troubling elements of gardening that gardeners face.  A gardener's definition of a a weed is simply a plant you don't want in a place you don't want it!  Which means that even desirable plants can become a weed pest in the wrong place.  Gardener's want simple and easy…

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Pokeweed for Weedy Wednesday

It's been a few weeks since I last mentioned a notable weed but I can tell you that doesn't mean the weeds haven't been growing!  Ragweed and Johnson Grass are coming up in force with the warm weather and so is the weed I'm about to talk about today - pokeweed!  Pokeweed (Phytolacca americana)…

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Weedy Wednesday: Ragweed Seedlings

It that transitional time of the growing season where the spring weeds are coming to an end and the warm season weeds are beginning to arrive.  This time of year is also when many of our warm season crops and plants are coming up too.  Sometimes it isn't easy to distinguish between a weed…

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8 Things I Learned Over The Weekend

Coral Honeysuckle - Lonicera sempervirens I had one of those extremely busy weekends.  The kind where you have so much to do you don't know exactly where to start.  When you finally do start you discover that to do one task you have to do another task first. Then when you finally get going…

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Thistle (Weedy Wednesday!)

Every now and then I'll be writing a post about the common weeds that we find in our yard and garden.  I'll save these posts for Wednesdays so we can have a bit of a creative alliterative effect by calling it "Weedy Wednesday"!  I won't be writing about weeds every Wednesday but I feel…

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5 Ways to Naturally Eliminate Weeds!

Johnson grass The complete and total elimination of garden weeds is every gardener's dream!  And to do so organically or naturally just makes it all the more thrilling! While I'll share with you some methods for eliminating weeds naturally for The Friday Fives, please keep in mind that the battle with weeds is perpetual…

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Shovel, Rake, and Hoe

The shovel, the rake, and the hoe.  Three tools no gardener should be without.  Ever.  They dig, they grade, and the chop the earth.  They cut roots and aid the gardener in tilling when the tiller is kaput.  While they take a little muscle to use they are capable of great deeds, such as…

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