Posts Tagged by gardening

8 Ways to Help the Environment Right in Your Own Backyard


Since Spring planting season is almost upon us (it will get warmer eventually, right?), I wanted to do a quick post on some simple things you can do right in your own backyard to make it more eco-friendly. Here’s my list of the top 8 things you can do to increase the health of the…

Wordless Wednesday: Beginning to grow

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Planting our garden

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I am not a gardener. Growing up, I remember my mom spending seemingly endless hours taking care of her plants, especially in the summer. It seemed like drudgery to me. Dirty, sweaty work and all you got in exchange was a few lousy flowers. Um, no thanks. But my perspective has changed a little now…

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We started composting (again)


With the warm weather we’ve been having over the last week, it definitely feels like spring. The daffodils are up, the cherry blossoms are blooming, and I am starting to think about what we’re going to do with that mess of a backyard we have. My plan: start my first garden. Step 1: Get some…

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