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Winterizing Your Garden and Porch

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Winter is just around the corner, and it's time to one last look at gardens and porches to make sure they're ready for snow and ice and arctic temperatures. Hopefully, you've already done a lot of these tasks, but if you're a last minute person like I am, here are…

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Fall Porch Container for Thanksgiving or Harvest Decor

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Fall is by far my favorite season for decorating. I love everything about the season: the weather, the colors, the harvests, the flowers, and the gourds. A quick combination of natural ingredients yields a wonderful look for most any porch, home or barn.  Here's an easy DIY Fall Porch Container…

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How to Save Zinnia Seeds

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Zinnias are one of my favorite flowers to grow in my garden. Not only are they beautiful and easy to grow, they are also a kid-friendly plant and saving their seeds for next year's garden is really easy. Your children will not only love picking beautiful zinnias next year, but…

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Seed Starting Tips for Kids – Fall Gardens

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Looking to get the kids more involved outdoors? Here are seed starting tips for kids to get them outside and learning right now! Gardening with kids is a great opportunity to teach them about a variety of subjects. Not only can they learn how food grows and take responsibility for…

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Homemade Gourd Bird Feeder DIY

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I was excited a while ago to find inspiration for a bird feeder made out of pumpkins on Pinterest. I love growing fun gourds in my garden. They're just amazing to watch grow - so colorful and fun for the kids. But honestly, what good are tons of gourds? I…

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Fall Bulbs Planting Guide

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The weather is cooling off big time in Eastern Iowa and it's about time to start planting bulbs for beautiful spring flowers like tulips, crocus, daffodils, and iris, as well as for garlic in the summer. Fall Bulbs Planting Guide Planting bulbs is a pretty easy task - but you've…

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