Monthly Archives: May 2011

Planting Annuals, A beginning Gardener’s Guide.

ANNUALS are plants that grow for one season and die. In about a 7 month period, the annual goes from being seed, to forming into a plant that produces many flowers. The flowers mature on that plant, dry up, and … Continue reading

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Plant Tomatoes DEEP in Full Sun!

The number ONE RULE, when it comes to planting tomatoes, is to plant them DEEP. When you buy tomato plants, buy kind of tall ones. Take off a few rows of leaves, starting at the bottom of the plant working … Continue reading

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The Right height of a Table Lamp for your End Table.

There is a similarity between the height of a floor lamp, and an end table with a lamp on it. Floor lamps, measured from bottom of base, to top of finial, if they have one, are usually 58 to 64 … Continue reading

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My Peonies don’t / won’t bloom.

My Peonies don’t/won’t bloom is a lament uttered by many gardeners. There are three possible reasons why a peony won’t bloom…

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ROSES, Planting, Pruning and General Care.

I think the Roseis the most loved of all the garden flowers. In Spring, you see them for sale everywhere, from garden centers, to your local supermarket. They are also available through mail order catalog companies. Roses come packaged a … Continue reading

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The Right Way to hang Curtains and Drapes.

When a person goes to hang a pair of curtains or drapes, they will most likely attach a bracket to the outside edge of the molding that frames the window, attach the rod, hang the curtains or drapes, and call … Continue reading

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