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I am so excited for my first TSV…Dreams DO come true!

Last Reply by elisabeth59 1432420729.787 | in For the Home Talk, In the Garden, TSV Talk

Who would have thought that 30 years ago, working aside my father all night long in his small flower shop, would bring me to announcing my first QVC TSV?!  Not me! I am thrilled to be presenting the Barbara King Home and Garden Bloom Mat on Memorial Day at midnight! Talk about a “memorabl... Continue Reading

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Barbara King on 1432180800
 

How My Garden Grows

Last Reply by Miz 1432137034.597 | in Fashion Talk, In the Garden, Hosts & Personalities

I absolutely love to garden! I enjoy being in nature, and being outside nurturing it is really fulfilling for me. My dad always grew carrots, peppers, tomatoes, and more when we were kids. He and my mom helped me plant gardens when Nikki was young too. My mom and dad's families always grew their own... Continue Reading

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A Day Meant for Flowers! Happy Mother's Day!

In In the Garden, Holiday Advice, Mom to Mom Blogs

Happy Mother’s Day! Growing up in the floral industry I know very well that Mother’s Day is hands-down the busiest time of year. For as long as I can remember, the week of Mother’s Day I would leave school to go to my parent’s florist shop and help them until the early hour... Continue Reading

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Barbara King on 1431116459.67
 

Signature Chef Evenings: A Yummy Thai Recipe!

Last Reply by perfumera De La Luz 1430673205.96 | in Recipe Swap, In the Garden, The Q We Love

We recently held our first “Signature Chef Evening” at The Barn at Valley Forge Flowers and it was wonderful! We wanted to enjoy our new kitchen at The Barn with our great customers. So we hosted this first evening with Chef Moon Krapugthong, owner of Yanak in Philadelphia and Chabaa Tha... Continue Reading

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Barbara King on 1430424428.05
 

Life List: How to Make a Succulents Wreath

Last Reply by donnalona 1432010513.923 | in For the Home Talk, In the Garden, Hosts & Personalities

If you know me, you know there are two hobbies I just love...gardening and crafting. So of course, it really doesn't get better than combining the two! :) I spent the past couple of weekends attending different classes at a local nursery, and I got to do exactly that when I started my own succulents... Continue Reading

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Pat James Dementri on 1430328616.613
 

Ready, Set, Glow!

Last Reply by FiftyShadesofLove 1430062682.127 | in Recipe Swap, In the Garden, Health & Fitness

Recently we hosted acclaimed author Jolene Hart of Eat Pretty: Nutrition For Beauty Inside and Out who came to speak at The Barn...and what eye-opening messages she shared with us! Jolene is a beauty editor turned health coach who believes we all can “look and feel our best from inside out.&rd... Continue Reading

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Barbara King on 1429821165.177
 

Barb King's Version of "Lulu Paste Dip"

In Recipe Swap, In the Garden, Hosts & Personalities

I recently spent the day with my friend Barbara King, and she whipped up this yummy dip for us!! I told her I just HAD to share it, it was so good! It’s a great thing to make when you’re just lounging on the back porch, or when you have guests over!   Ingredients: 8 oz cream ch... Continue Reading

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Carolyn Gracie on 1429761600
 

Decorating with Light!

Last Reply by kbcr 1430767418.043 | in In the Garden, Hosts & Personalities, TSV Talk

After a looooooooong winter, I have decided that I am going to spend as much time outdoors as possible this spring and summer! I've been working on my deck and patio and can't wait to share it with you!! Here is a sneak peek of what I've done so far and how the addition of accent lighting can create... Continue Reading

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Let’s Celebrate Spring As Long As We Can!

In For the Home Talk, In the Garden, The Q We Love

Spring Bulbs have been a personal favorite of mine. Tulips, Hyacinths, Daffodils and blooming branches bring back so many memories for me. These beauties bring me to the New York Flower Market with my grandfather, Easter celebrations with my family, and like I’m 8 years old again I get so exci... Continue Reading

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Barbara King on 1429156800
 

How to Attract Butterflies to Your Garden - Day 1 of 12 Refresh & Renew Tips!

Last Reply by Bustier 1429451342.813 | in For the Home Talk, In the Garden, Hosts & Personalities

Hi, everyone! Since so many of you loved the tips I shared in January for our 31 Days of Organization project, we wanted to give this kind of thing another go. Since it's already the middle of April, we're not doing 31. Instead, we’re doing 12 straight days of tips on how to refresh and renew... Continue Reading

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Think Spring With Grass!

In For the Home Talk, In the Garden, Hosts & Personalities

Wheat grass isn't just for juicing anymore!  I love making centerpieces, arrangements and party favors with wheat grass.  Since wheat grass has strong roots and is bound tightly, it is wonderful to use in many applications.   With a few inexpensive supplies –... Continue Reading

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Barbara King on 1428033600
 

Window Flower Box Project

Last Reply by LBinAZ 1428126107.99 | in For the Home Talk, In the Garden, Hosts & Personalities

With spring right around the corner I thought you might enjoy a simple project that is easy to do and helps spruce up your home.  Window boxes make for an attractive flower display and also bring other benefits......if you plant the right flowers.   A window box can be constructed from 5... Continue Reading

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Dan Hughes on 1426793116.23
 

Have Questions for the Roberta's Team? Ask here & Chat Live!

Last Reply by tl1 1430143110.45 | in For the Home Talk, In the Garden, Hosts & Personalities

Hello to all of our Gardening friends! Do you have questions for us (the Roberta's Team)?  I (Jason) am going to be chatting live right here, all day, Thursday, March 19th from 8:30am-4:30pm ET.  Post your questions below and I'll be sure to answer them. We are dedicated to enhancing you... Continue Reading

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Roberta's Team on 1426651200
 

The Philadelphia Flower Show Preview Gala

Last Reply by Irish1210 1426894498.41 | in Fashion Talk, In the Garden, Hosts & Personalities

A few weeks ago I was delighted to attend the preview gala for the Philadelphia Flower Show. Friday marks the first day of spring, but back then in the middle of winter…believe me when I tell you that there was nothing better than stopping to smell the tulips! :) In case you didn't know,... Continue Reading

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Pat James Dementri on 1426651200
 

A Private Tour of the Philadelphia Flower Show!

Last Reply by Geria 1426671152.36 | in For the Home Talk, In the Garden, Hosts & Personalities

I was honored again this year to be asked to speak at the Philadelphia Flower show. For those of you too far away to travel, I thought I’d give you a private tour! The theme was all about the movies, featuring Disney and Pixar films. Isn’t amazing what these designers can do? ... Continue Reading

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Jill Bauer on 1426132800
 

The Atlanta Gift Show With My Girls!

In For the Home Talk, In the Garden, Hosts & Personalities

Seven days, 95,000 attendees, 2,517 exhibitors, 108,441 square feet in three buildings, and me and four of my buyers.  Even saying it makes my head spin!  We plan weeks in advance for our buying trips for our 2 stores.   The goal is always to bring the newest and greatest items h... Continue Reading

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Barbara King on 1426046400
 

Have questions about the BlissLights Indoor Spright Smart Firefly Light ? Ask our Expert!

Last Reply by patchoulilvr 1426027345.74 | in For the Home Talk, In the Garden, TSV Talk

Have questions about today's BlissLights TSV?  Ask us here!  We'll be checking in throughout the day and answering your questions!  Need some quick facts about BlissLights - click here: BlissLights FAQ's. A little bit about BlissLights: Patented BlissLights laser projectors bring th... Continue Reading

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Today's Special Value on 1425960000
 

Live Chat today, 3/7: The Bernini Fountains Team Answers Your Questions About the Fountain TSV!

Last Reply by crouch 1425854444.983 | in For the Home Talk, In the Garden, TSV Talk

Join us, the Bernini Fountains Team, today for a Q&A Blog Chat!  We will be answering all of your questions about the Bernini Fountains TSV today.  So join us! A little bit about us: Bernini is the world leader in rechargeable battery operated fountains.  The Patent Pending ... Continue Reading

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A Peek at The Philadelphia Flower Show 2015

In In the Garden, Q News, Hosts & Personalities

I was thrilled to be able to attend the 186th PHS Philadelphia Flower Show earlier this week and wanted to share some of the beauty, exciting creativity, and talented artistry with you, my fellow gardening enthusiasts!! [The creativity was so inspiring!] The Philadelphia Flower Show, presented... Continue Reading

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Carolyn Gracie on 1425509750.377
 

Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend – Meet Mine!!

Last Reply by Barbara King Team 1425915755.02 | in For the Home Talk, In the Garden, Hosts & Personalities

I know they say “dogs are a man’s best friend” but a little dog named Diamond is this girl’s best friend!  At 14 years old and weighing in at all of 3 pounds, Diamond is my best buddy, the daughter I never had and the best side kick ever.  Being so teeny, it’s... Continue Reading

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Barbara King on 1425445200
 

My Facebook Friends Share Their BEST Gardening Tips!

Last Reply by Oldbroad52 1426861026.023 | in In the Garden, The Q We Love, Hosts & Personalities

Hello Gardening Pals! I recently asked my Facebook friends what was the BEST gardening tip they've ever received?? And I loved reading all of the answer so much, that I decided to put them in a blog and share them with everyone! You can read them all below. I love when we fellow gardeners can help ... Continue Reading

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Carolyn Gracie on 1424998602.7
 

A Little Touch of Spring!

Last Reply by Pearface 1425612090.587 | in For the Home Talk, In the Garden, Hosts & Personalities

Hi, Friends— If you’ve got the winter blahs, cheer up! Spring is almost here. Spring means different things to different people. For baseball fans, it’s about spring training. For gardeners, it’s about spring flowers. For college kids, it’s about spring break… ... Continue Reading

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Ellen DeGeneres on 1424322000
 

Cottage Farms Team Live Chat All Day!

Last Reply by zoey1110 1426907726.31 | in For the Home Talk, In the Garden, TSV Talk

Cottage Farms has been a leader in the ornamental horticulture industry since 1947. Renowned for quality plants, integrity and reliability, and often referred to as "the growers' grower." Cottage Farms has long been the source of premium plants and expertise for many of the top nurseries and garde... Continue Reading

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Cottage Farms Team on 1424149200
 

Answers to Your Vegetable and Fruit Questions, Plus my Tomato Soup Recipe

In For the Home Talk, In the Garden, Hosts & Personalities

I love everything about vegetable and fruit gardens, and it’s no secret that one of the reasons is that I love food too!  Along with the questions I get regarding gardening, I do get many people asking about the latest in produce and farming vocabulary.  I hope I can adequately answe... Continue Reading

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Barbara King on 1424062800
 

My Sneak Peek For You – The Philadelphia Flower Show

In For the Home Talk, In the Garden, Hosts & Personalities

I am thrilled that I have been asked again this year to create the entryway for the largest indoor Flower Show in the world – the Philadelphia Flower Show.   You know the saying “It takes a village?”  Well, when it comes to welcoming over 250,000 people and hoping to... Continue Reading

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Barbara King on 1423458000
 

Time to Get ExcitED for Spring with Lots of NEW from Ellen!!

In For the Home Talk, In the Garden, Pet Lovers

Ellen has been busy! (Did you ever imagine she wasn’t?!) But I am excited to let you know my friend Ellen DeGeneres and her popular collection created especially for QVC, ED On Air, will soon be launching a whole new collection of fun, fresh, functional and fabulous items ……and y... Continue Reading

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Carolyn Gracie on 1423458000
 

Chat with Cottage Farms Live from 4-6pmET!

Last Reply by cly 1430317401.477 | in For the Home Talk, In the Garden, Hosts & Personalities

Cottage Farms has been a leader in the ornamental horticulture industry since 1947. Renowned for quality plants, integrity and reliability, and often referred to as "the growers' grower," Cottage Farms has long been the source of premium plants and expertise for many of the top nurseries and garden ... Continue Reading

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Cottage Farms Team on 1423371600
 

PUT A NEW SPIN ON YOUR GARDEN, DAY OR NIGHT with our PLOW and HEARTH TSV!!

Last Reply by mlml b 1427241849.71 | in In the Garden, Hosts & Personalities, TSV Talk

Hello fellow Patio and Garden Enthusiasts!! Today is an exciting Gardening Event day at QVC…..filled with all the things we love for Spring, to make our outdoor living spaces more beautiful, comfortable and enjoyable! I am a HUGE fan of the Plow and Hearth brand of unique, enduring and beaut... Continue Reading

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Carolyn Gracie on 1423272635.65
 

A Love Letter To Men and Women Alike... What Say’s I Love You More Than Flowers And Food?!

In For the Home Talk, In the Garden, Hosts & Personalities

Dear Men, Forget about long stemmed roses on Valentine’s Day!  This may be a curious statement coming from me, a flower store owner, but I mean it.   Around this time of year, countless men come in and say, “I have to have a dozen red roses delivered on the 14th.”&n... Continue Reading

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Barbara King on 1423112400
 

Come see us at the Barn: The Exploding Trend – Outdoor Living!

Last Reply by Barbara King Team 1423069643.213 | in For the Home Talk, In the Garden, Hosts & Personalities

Talk about “exploding” at Valley Forge Flowers, we have outgrown our 7,000 square feet of floral and retail store!  This gave me the perfect reason to create a new space to celebrate my love of outdoor living and here it is - The Barn at Valley Forge Flowers.  Under one very la... Continue Reading

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Barbara King on 1422853200
 

More fruit in 2015!

In For the Home Talk, In the Garden, Hosts & Personalities

When I was reading about the gardening trends for 2015, much of it has to do with the fact that more and more people enjoy gardening and especially eating fruits and vegetables they have grown.  I am fortunate that between Joe and me, our gardens produce a lot of vegetables.  And while we ... Continue Reading

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Barbara King on 1421816400
 

Have a Question for the Cottage Farms Team? They will be answering LIVE from 10pm-1am!

Last Reply by Ferbee 1426820694.72 | in For the Home Talk, In the Garden

Do you have Spring Fever? Join me, William Moss, and the Cottage Farms team as we chat about gardening.  We'll be LIVE and answering your questions today, from 10pm-1am!     Get ready for Spring with us and have your questions ready and chat along with me, here! William - The Co... Continue Reading

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Cottage Farms Team on 1421730000
 

Have Questions for the Roberta's Team? Ask here during their all day TSV blog chat!

Last Reply by DAB134 1431571727.66 | in For the Home Talk, In the Garden, TSV Talk

Do you have Spring Fever? Join me, Jason Garrison, and the Roberta’s team as we chat about the TSV: Roberta's 18-pc. Hardy Succulent Flowering IcePlants. Get ready for Spring and have your questions ready! I’ll be chatting here all day long on Tuesday, January 20th! Jason- Roberta's... Continue Reading

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Roberta's Team on 1421643600
 

A Healthy – And Plant Filled - New Year To Everyone!

Last Reply by duclane 1420217302.773 | in For the Home Talk, In the Garden

I think that New Year’s resolutions should all be positive and fun.  Maybe, just maybe, if they were cheery, easy pledges we would keep them for more than a week or so!   I have a few ideas to keep us healthy and happy throughout 2015 with a little help from some green friends.&... Continue Reading

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Barbara King on 1420213254.357
 

Using Your Favorite Backyard Branches For Beautiful Indoor Holiday Décor

Last Reply by prophet 1418348265.203 | in For the Home Talk, In the Garden

I enjoy the scents and look of bringing fresh branches into my home for holiday garlands, arrangements, and centerpieces.  I’ve found that if I treat certain types of greenery, I keep the look I want for much longer and can even save some for another time. (I do hate to throw away anythin... Continue Reading

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Barbara King on 1418101200
 

Creating Special Moments - The Reason I Love What I Do.

Last Reply by prophet 1418349443.113 | in In the Garden

Everyone has heard me say a million times that “work isn’t work when you love what you do.”  And I am so fortunate to live this every day.  As a designer my greatest joy comes from gathering details about a client and creating an event or outdoor space that is “them... Continue Reading

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Barbara King on 1417410000
 

Forcing A Bit Of Spring - Bulbs In Your Home

In For the Home Talk, In the Garden

November in Pennsylvania is typically known as a “dreary” month, so it’s the perfect excuse for me to bring some spring into my house with flowering bulbs.  When I’m lacking color and fragrance outside there’s nothing better than a houseful of spring bulbs to cheer... Continue Reading

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Barbara King on 1416718800
 

Our First Thanksgiving At The Farm – Family, Food And Apple Centerpieces!

Last Reply by duclane 1416338897.61 | in Kitchen & Food Talk, For the Home Talk, In the Garden

I am so excited that we will be having our first Thanksgiving at the farm.  I will get to cook some of the meal in the outdoor pizza oven and 20 of our family members and friends will feast with us in our outdoor living space.  Like all of our holidays, Thanksgiving centers around simply b... Continue Reading

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Barbara King on 1416286800
 

Bringing Fall Scents Indoors

In In the Garden

As much as we all might lament the end of summer, fall does have its own wonderful aspects – cool breezes, bright red, yellow and burnt orange leaves, and the crisp smell in the air…in fact,  the more I think about it, I might just like the fall as much as I do the summer.  Th... Continue Reading

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Barbara King on 1415336400
 

Backyard Friends (and one very special squirrel)

Last Reply by birdmama 1414862747.897 | in In the Garden

When I sat down to write about fall/winter care for our birds in the backyard –with special attention to not feeding the squirrels too – little did I know that one would actually become a guest in my home!  My son, Kyle, has come home with stray dogs for years.  When I received... Continue Reading

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Barbara King on 1414641600
 

LIGHT UP YOUR LIFE WITH HOLIDAY "BLISS"....YEAR-ROUND!!

Last Reply by Jan3111 1416269180.207 | in For the Home Talk, In the Garden, Hosts & Personalities

Hello QVC Friends- With the magic of the holidays right around the corner, I am starting to get that tingly feeling of magic and excitement that always comes at this time of year...and then sadly fades after the holidays are over. Don't you wish you could keep a little bit of that holiday magic wit... Continue Reading

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Carolyn Gracie on 1413518400
 

Fall into Winter Windowboxes

In In the Garden

This time of year, I like to fill my window boxes and containers with plants that will thrive in the cool and cold of the next few months – some will last throughout the year.  There are wonderful hardy plants in a variety of colors and textures to play with, and a great (safe) rule of th... Continue Reading

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Barbara King on 1413518400
 

Fall Entryway

In In the Garden

I am a traditionalist at heart – give me red, white and blue for the 4th of July, and red and green for Christmas, and for fall and Halloween orange and everything pumpkin.  However, even though I keep my “standards” I do like to throw a little something fun or different each ... Continue Reading

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Barbara King on 1412827200
 

Sun Joe Q&A

Last Reply by prophet 1418350172.633 | in For the Home Talk, In the Garden, TSV Talk

Ready for fall clean-up? Have outdoor projects to conquer? Sun Joe is here with Today's Special Value, and to answer your questions! Whether you have questions about assembly, where to use, or how to make the most of your Sun Joe Electric Pole Chain Saw, Sun Joe is here for you.  Continue Reading

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Expert Answers on 1410926400
 

My Dream Birthday Trip - Complete with Garden Tours!

In In the Garden

Last year I designed a wedding on the most beautiful island I have ever seen – Antigua.  The entire wedding weekend was wonderful and to top it off, I had a private tour of the gardens at the resort with the 2 head gardeners Ezra and Smooth!  It was truly idyllic and I have dreamt of... Continue Reading

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Barbara King on 1409889600
 

Late Summer Lawn Care

In In the Garden

Lawns - I love the smell, feel and look of what I call “nature’s canvass.” It is the most elemental of outdoor style and is any home’s showpiece when the lawn is lush, green and manicured.   I admit that my husband Joe is the lawn caretaker and I have gained some g... Continue Reading

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Barbara King on 1409284800
 

From My Garden to Yours

Last Reply by AlwaysFancysMom 1411420551.23 | in In the Garden, Hosts & Personalities, Among Friends

I thought you might enjoy seeing a few "end of summer" garden photos from the past week at our place. There are many more, but I've picked a few of my favorites. I hope you had a lovely summer in your own garden spot! Stay tuned and keep checking my Facebook page for some fall garden photos coming ... Continue Reading

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Carolyn Gracie on 1409284800
 

Have an Outing at Your Local You-Pick Farm

In For the Home Talk, In the Garden

I do love this time of year when I can simply go out my back door to pick flowers and vegetables from my garden.   There are so many aspects to enjoy – picking the perfect tomato, pairing flowers with wildflowers for my kitchen table, the scents of the dirt and vegetables, finding th... Continue Reading

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Barbara King on 1408680000
 

Planning a Summer Trip – Don’t Forget A Garden Sitter!

In For the Home Talk, In the Garden

Whenever Joe and I have a chance to go away, which is treasured and seldom, we have our pre-vacation checklist down to a tee.  House sitter, check.  Dog walker, check.  Plant sitter, check.  Yes!  Be sure not to forget your garden and plant family care while you are away too... Continue Reading

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Barbara King on 1407384000
 

The Summer Wars: Weeds and Insects

In For the Home Talk, In the Garden

With all of the wonderful things summer brings, weeds and unwanted insects are NOT two of them.  Every gardener knows you can win the battle maybe, but rarely the war.  The reason we all strive for “weed-free” is twofold; first because weeds just look terrible and furthermore c... Continue Reading

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