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Edible Flowers: Grow them in your garden — eat them in your salad.

August 23, 2012

Edible flowers add a special touch to salads. Once the salad has been tossed with dressing, pick off petals from edible flowers and toss them on top. Many flowers have a strong flavor, so use a light hand when adding them to your greens.

Nasturtium

Available in a scope of colors. Both flowers and leaves add a peppery flavor to mixed…

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4 Edible Landscaping Ideas

Introduce edible plants into your landscape.
Michael Seliga, owner of Cascadian Edible Landscapes shares his tips for introducing edible plants into your landscape.

Sneaking a few perennial edibles into your vegetable garden, and even your ornamental borders, cuts down on work and increases the amount of food you can harvest.

Start with herbs. “Herbs are expensive to buy at the store,” Seliga…

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Design a Stroll Garden

August 15, 2012

If you have enough space, a stroll garden can be a rewarding replacement for much or all of your lawn. It will introduce secret delights and their anticipation, promote contemplation, and draw you and your visitors out among the plants.

The Physical Journey

In her motivational book The Inward Garden, landscape designer Julie Moir Messervy writes:
The single most useful image that…

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How To Prepare Your Lawn and Garden For Fall

August 6, 2012

Gardening expert Paul James offers advice on fertilizing, seeding and planting.
As fall weather takes hold, you need to change your gardening practices to get your landscape ready for the season ahead. But when do you start? And what should you do? Gardening by the Yard host Paul James offers advice on the intricacies of preparing for autumn:

His first bit…

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How to Plant a Kitchen Herb Garden

Have some extra space in your yard or garden? Plant a fresh and simple herb garden only steps away from the kitchen.
Suggested Herbs

basil (‘Purple Ruffles’ or ‘Dani’)
sage
oregano
common thyme
sweet marjoram
lavender
rosemary
parsley
chives
cilantro

Pick a Location

Pick the location for your herb garden. An ideal location would be a few steps from your kitchen, but any spot that gets about six hours of sun a…

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