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Friday February 7, 2020
This example came from a garden tour I attended a few years ago. The gardener had all sorts of wonderful garden art. I think you’ll enjoy the photos and get some ideas.
Just about any citrus fruit with seeds can be propagated to grow into a houseplant. See the seed germinating method in the article for tips. It’s a certain way to find viable seeds.
I think the craft of woodburning (pyrography) is making a comeback! It’s a good time to try it too: the tools and accessories are much better than they were a few decades ago. I like the stainless-steel stencils.
If you stored any potted trees, bulbs, or other plants in pots in a cool location for the winter, now is a good time to check on them. While they should be dormant, you do not want the soil to dry out so a water top-up may be needed. Plus, it’s always good to check for mold, insects, or other unwanted monkey business.
In case you’ve got one sock searching for its sole mate.
- Etsy | See my curated lists of treasures just for gardeners.
- Amazon | Empress of Dirt Shop
- Earthhero | My favorite shop for sustainable options
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- February Garden Tasks | Sow Grow Create
- Suggestion Box | Comments and kind words welcome.
Listen to Our Garden Podcast
“It’s the organic potato chip of garden podcasts. Bet you can’t listen to just one!”
Here are some recent topics from our audio show, Two Minutes in the Garden, with my husband Gary.
Each episode is a bite-size (3 minutes or less) look at interesting garden and nature-related topics.
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Keep warm, and I’ll see you again in two weeks.
~Melissa the Empress of Dirt ♛
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