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A Simple Trick for Eliminating Difficult Weeds

Boiling away weeds - LivingHomegrown.com

Boiling away weeds - LivingHomegrown.com

Although weeds can be frustrating, I try to remember that they are basically just lonely plants that have set up shop in the wrong place. They got there by wind or birds or other act of nature and they can’t help where they end up.

Sometimes I even welcome some of these surprise plants in my garden. But when that happens and they appear in the “right” place, their name magically changes to “volunteer plant” instead of “weed”. Ha!

However, most weeds are unwanted.

I can usually make quick work of unwanted weeds by simply yanking them out. They end up in the compost or I toss them to the chickens as a snack.

But sometimes, those weeds can get deep, down in the tiny nooks and crannies of my bricks or sidewalks.

Well..THOSE are even more frustrating.

They just don’t come out easily and the crack is too narrow to use a tool.

But I have a trick.

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I Want To Make A Succulent Orb

I found this succulent orb kit on Etsy. The idea is to design and build your own tiny succulent garden and either set it on a sunny windowsill (it...

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Designing Gardens on a Teeny-Tiny Scale

Here is a miniature garden I created in a small enamel pan. I have made several of these and they always turn out charming. This one has a tiny...

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Patrick Blanc & The Vertical Garden

There has been a buzz in the gardening world for the last few years about Patrick Blanc, a man with a green wall vision. Many of you have heard...

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Give That Bulb A Drink!

I have been getting many questions lately about last year’s post on using alcohol on forced bulbs. Since many of you need this information now, I am re-posting it...

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GWA Tour – Art in the Garden

I attended the fabulous Garden Writer’s Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina last month. A portion of each day was dedicated to bus tours around the area. One of the...

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Garden Blogger Bloom Day – August 09

Here we are at another addition of Garden Blogger Bloom Day (the brain child of Carol over at May Dream Gardens). Can you believe it is August already? Here...

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Defy Gravity With A Flower Tower

My friend Helen discovered this fun little garden project and it worked perfectly in her garden. It is a tower of clay pots that seem to defy gravity. The...

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Miniature Terrariums

Remember my post on the tabletop “air plant” terrarium a few weeks ago? Well, check out these miniature terrariums created by Amy Whitman, a horticulturist at Gardener’s Supply Company....

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