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Starting My Outdoor Basket Flowers Indoors
Every year I start plants early, indoors. Some make it to their ultimate destination on the porch outside,..others become "teachable moments". These Nasturtium I grew from seed and are doing well.
Sprouting Seeds in January: Therapy More Than Gardening
Again this year, I can't resist. Starting a few seeds - some will still, some won't. Basil to be practical and a few flowers just to see what happens. Our true growing season is a long way off but "babying" a few plants is an incredibly effective winter therapy.
Michelle’s Foolish January Gardening
As we've discussed, I know it's really too early to be starting anything but winter is getting the best of me and planting seeds keeps me out of trouble. Here's what we've got so far:
There’s Nothing Wrong With Ordering Seeds in December
It never fails. As soon as winter begins, I start daydreaming about gardens blooming and pots full of fragrant herbs on the front porch. However, we've got a ways to go before seeds should even be started. Didn't stop me from ordering a bunch of seeds for the upcoming season though!
Michelle’s Easy Fall Clean Up Trick [PHOTOS]
I love being outside planting things, maintaining the lawn and enjoying flowers bloom all Spring and Summer. Come Fall, however, it's time to put things to bed and it isn't nearly as much fun. Unless you cheat, every single year.
Best Things in My Container Garden This Year
It's funny how every year is completely different. Some years I have giant sunflowers. This year I have 2 that are no taller than 18 inches. This year had to be kept simple because of gardening time restraints.

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