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From My Garden to Yours

Last Reply by Janine77 1409527817.433 | 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 1409346759.27
 

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
 

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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Barbara King on 1406865600
 

July Care for your Tomato Plants

Last Reply by Barbara King Team 1409345590.533 | in For the Home Talk, In the Garden

Around this time we should all be giving a little, last minute TLC to our tomato plants.  I can’t express the joy I get from picking juicy, red tomatoes from my garden.  I suggest giving one last fertilization to your tomato plants for the season.  I like to do this to ensure t... Continue Reading

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Barbara King on 1406174400
 

Arrangements From Your Own Backyard

In For the Home Talk, In the Garden

When we need a floral centerpiece or arrangement, we don’t need to plan a trip to the local grocer or flower shop – all we need to do is step out into our own backyard.  The summer season is the perfect time to pick our blooming perennials and annuals that decorate our yards gardens... Continue Reading

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Barbara King on 1405569600
 

Compost Anyone?

In For the Home Talk, In the Garden

Making your own compost is a simple process with so many benefits!   A compost bin will mean less garbage, greater fertilizer for your garden and a greener environment for all of us. There are numerous compost bins you can purchase.  At the farm, I use a tumbling composter largely because... Continue Reading

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Barbara King on 1405051200
 

The Fantastic 4th of July!

In For the Home Talk, In the Garden

The 4th of July is one of the most beloved national holidays!  It’s one of my favorite days for many reasons – but one thing that tops the list is that July 4th is all about outdoor celebrations.  It’s a hallmark American day commemorated with parades, fireworks and burst... Continue Reading

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Barbara King on 1404360000
 

Grills and Fire Pits: The Best Excuse To Entertain

Last Reply by mtnbikegirl 1403236158.45 | in Kitchen & Food Talk, In the Garden

Close your eyes and envision a warm afternoon or cool evening breeze, the smoky aroma of hot dogs and hamburgers on the grill, and the sounds of family and friends laughing…welcome to my ideal summer gathering. And with the long and brutal winter many of us endured, I have been daydreaming of... Continue Reading

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Barbara King on 1403150400
 

Happy Father's Day!

In For the Home Talk, In the Garden

I love Father’s Day.  It’s a well-deserved time to celebrate Dad a man that I adore and admire.  As you might know, I come from a long line of florists, my father and my grandfather.  What you might not know is that aside from our mutual love of flowers and plants, my fath... Continue Reading

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Barbara King on 1402632000
 

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Last Reply by NanaS 1402751795.71 | in In the Garden, Hosts & Personalities, Among Friends

One of my favorite hobbies is gardening… My favorite part of gardening is planting all of the gorgeous flowers and fun plants... I have to literally stop myself from over planting.  The only thing that is slowing me down is all the aches and pains from carrying the dirt!  I obviousl... Continue Reading

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Pat James Dementri on 1402424755.08
 

Great Gifts Right From Your Garden!

In In the Garden

Our vegetable and herb gardens are not only a joy to tend to and admire, but a true luxury come harvest time.  It would be impossible to find a gardener who doesn’t savor “the fruits of their labor” whether it be flowers, fruits or vegetables. We all know the truth; anything y... Continue Reading

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Barbara King on 1401422400
 

Decorating with Light: Plow & Hearth

Last Reply by paigesnonni 1401198561.793 | in For the Home Talk, In the Garden, TSV Talk

In the summer, the only thing I like decorating with more than flowers is decorating with light. There’s nothing more inviting and festive than an artfully illuminated garden or patio after dark. Don’t you  agree? It can turn even the most ho-hum spaces into an instant oasis. When ... Continue Reading

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Melissa QVC Editor on 1401076800
 

Creative Container Gardening

In In the Garden

I love container gardening!  We can all have the decorative, convenient and delicious gardens of our dreams with container gardening.  They are versatile easy to fit in any space and decorative adding a beautiful look to any space either on a patio deck or in a garden. My favorite types o... Continue Reading

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Barbara King on 1400212800
 

Planting Annuals & Perennials

In In the Garden

There are countless varieties of annuals to select from to fill any container, pathway or landscape with textures, either a kaleidoscope of colors or a monochromatic theme can be quite effective.  I get so excited thinking about the possibilities!  Two things to address before selecting or... Continue Reading

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Barbara King on 1399608000
 

DIY Container Herb Garden & Homemade Strawberry Cupcakes!

Last Reply by BrinaB 1399230151.933 | in In the Garden, Hosts & Personalities, Mom to Mom Blogs

Hi, everyone! Guess WHAT? A brand new season of You’re Home with Jill starts tomorrow on QVC Plus, which is QVC’s brand-new channel available to DIRECTV customers and a handful of folks through smaller, select cable providers. But…EVERYONE can watch on QVC.com via our live stream... Continue Reading

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Jill Bauer on 1398744000
 

Cottage Farms Blog Chat: 4/28 at 9am EST!

Last Reply by racefan1 1398887319.97 | in In the Garden

Do you have questions for the plant pros at Cottage Farms? Tune in on 4/28/2014 at 9 AM EST and write in all of your questions.  We're here to take your garden to the next level!   Continue Reading

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Cottage Farms Team on 1398657600
 

Top Ten Garden Questions

Last Reply by Barbara King Team 1399004976.05 | in In the Garden

You asked and we answered. Check out the complete collection of your most asked gardening questions below:   1)    What Is A Biennial, Perennial, and Annual? Perennials are plants that will last for more than two years. Flowering perennials grow and bloom over the spring, summ... Continue Reading

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Barbara King on 1398398400
 

Final Garden Questions: Answered

Last Reply by Barbara King Team 1398998089.04 | in For the Home Talk, In the Garden, Hosts & Personalities

Can you believe April is almost over and it's almost time for those May flowers? We are celebrating the end of National Garden Month with the final answers to your Garden Month questions! 8) Why Are The Leaves On My Plants Turning Yellow? The good news is your plant just may be going through ... Continue Reading

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Barbara King on 1398052800
 

Easy Plants, Fertilizing, and Watering, Oh My!

Last Reply by JRidgestone 1397834566.82 | in For the Home Talk, In the Garden, Hosts & Personalities

Gardening questions cropping up now that spring is here? We have you covered! Check back every week for answers to the most frequently asked gardening questions. 5) What Plants Are Easy and Fool-Proof? As my friend Philip Watson says “There are good reasons these plants flourish along the hi... Continue Reading

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Barbara King on 1397793600
 

Your Garden Questions: Blooming in Winter and Deadheading

Last Reply by Barbara King Team 1397520768.21 | in In the Garden

April is National Garden Month! To celebrate, we have compiled the most asked gardening questions. Check back every week for answers to your burning questions! 3) What Blooms in Winter? Hellebores flower in the cold weather months and give life and abundant color to the garden when very few plants... Continue Reading

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Barbara King on 1397188800
 

Decorate the Deck!

Last Reply by JCEE 1405799994.85 | in For the Home Talk, In the Garden, TSV Talk

Spring is in full swing in the South and we are eagerly awaiting it in the Northern states - perhaps it will arrive in earnest this week.  A big day at our house is “Planting Day”, the day we can safely plant our tomatoes, geraniums, etc...without losing them to frost. In my neck o... Continue Reading

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Valerie Parr Hill on 1396929600
 

Your Garden Questions: Answered!

Last Reply by paddy13 1398116697.343 | in In the Garden

April is National Garden Month! To celebrate, we have compiled the most asked gardening questions. Check back every week to see if I have answered your questions! 1) What Is A Biennial, Perennial, Annual? Perennials are plants that will last for more than two years.  Flowering perennials grow and bloom over the spring, summer or even fall, die back every autumn and winter and return again from their root-stock.  A few of my favorite “sun” perennials include Mallow, Bee Balm, Peony, and Hollyhock.  Of the “shade” variety, I love Bleeding Hearts, Hos... Continue Reading

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Barbara King on 1396584000
 

Cool Ideas For Cool Crops

Last Reply by RocketMom 1397158514.353 | in For the Home Talk, In the Garden, Hosts & Personalities

Now is the time for cool crops!  I like to plant my cool crops in raised planters and raised beds.  There are many benefits raised planters and beds – keeps pathway weeds from the garden soil, keeps little critters such as snails and slugs out, supplies great drainage – but the... Continue Reading

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Barbara King on 1396497600
 

Cottage Farms Answers your Questions!

Last Reply by steffd 1398692439.52 | in In the Garden

William Moss from Cottage Farms is here to answer all of your garden questions! Tune in to Gardening Made Easy by Cottage Farms 1PM EST on April 1, 2014 and watch while William helps you tackle your garden dreams! Continue Reading

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Cottage Farms Team on 1396324800
 

I Say Tomato…

Last Reply by 4lafz 1396369021.21 | in Kitchen & Food Talk, In the Garden, Hosts & Personalities

Tomatoes – Yes, it’s time!  My mouth waters just thinking of tomato season! This perfect fruit is just that, perfect. There is nothing and I mean nothing more delicious and more satisfying than picking a tomato off the vine and eating it right then and there.  My tomatoes are ... Continue Reading

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Barbara King on 1395892800
 

Organizing the Garage & All Those Scary Outdoor Storage Spaces!

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

Hi, everyone! When you think of spring cleaning, does the garage come to mind? Or maybe your backyard shed? I tend to forget about my garage until it’s impossible to find anything, the piles start tumbling, and there really isn’t an inch of space to fit that one last basketball. Then, I have to organize—and more importantly, weed out the stuff. Out of all the storage places at my house, I think the garage is one of the toughest things to tidy, considering how many things we really do need—not to mention it’s typically a “man space.” Over the years, ho... Continue Reading

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Jill Bauer on 1395720000
 

Happy 1st Day of Spring!

Last Reply by Brendens Grammy 1395507623.463 | in In the Garden, Hosts & Personalities, Among Friends

Happy 1st day of spring! I was truly inspired by the sights and smells of the Philadelphia Flower Show that I thought I would share with you some of the lovely photos from that day.  I can’t wait to begin planning my garden! I hope that you will share your garden pictures with me as... Continue Reading

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Pat James Dementri on 1395340403.43
 

St. Patty's Peas

In In the Garden

There’s something about that first little green sprout emerging from the soil that I find so renewing.  It’s a rite of spring for all of us gardeners who can’t wait to get our hands into the dirt and begin the process of planting out our vegetable gardens. And lucky for us tha... Continue Reading

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Barbara King on 1395115200
 

Pick It Up!

In In the Garden

Remember our gardens when they were full of bloom, fruits and vegetables?  Yes, it does seem like a very long time ago after this heck of a winter, but I put my boots on this time of season and do some “pre-spring cleaning” outdoors.  The chill and freeze of the winter month... Continue Reading

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Barbara King on 1394769600
 

Trendy Terrariums

Last Reply by Angie127 1394752476.2 | in In the Garden, Hosts & Personalities, Among Friends

I had such a wonderful time at the Philadelphia Flower show this past weekend! This year's ARTiculture theme was very interactive and also very inspiring for me as I had the chance to create this really fun terrarium (I actually made two). lol.. Remember when we made these back in the day!??  ... Continue Reading

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Pat James Dementri on 1394596800
 

Cottage Farms Answers Your Questions!

Last Reply by Holmquistp 1394370880.903 | in For the Home Talk, In the Garden, Hosts & Personalities

Are you still dreaming of feeling the warmth of the sun and the dirt on your fingers? Ready to nurture your garden? William Moss from Cottage Farms is here to answer all of your garden questions! Tune in to Gardening Made Easy by Cottage Farms 9PM EST on March 8, 2014 and watch while William help... Continue Reading

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Cottage Farms Team on 1394254800
 

It’s True – It’s Time To Prune

Last Reply by Barbara King Team 1396216667.767 | in In the Garden

 Now is the prime time of year for pruning.  Begin by examining your shrubs and trees for any winter damage.  Branches and twigs broken by weather conditions obviously need to be removed.   I find that pruning is preferable to shearing.  Although pruning generally requ... Continue Reading

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Barbara King on 1394254800
 

Growing Up Gardening - My Philadelphia Flower Show Presentation!

In Kitchen & Food Talk, In the Garden, Hosts & Personalities

Hi, everyone! I’m headed to the Philadelphia Flower Show this weekend and I’m buttoning up the craft projects for my "Growing Up Gardening" presentation at 11am ET. So I just thought I’d practice my demonstration here in my blog. You don’t mind, right? :) I love to garden&h... Continue Reading

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Jill Bauer on 1393563600
 

DIY: Plant Labels and Containers

Last Reply by EDM 1393096432.157 | in In the Garden

We horticulturists and floral designers are some of the craziest, creative people on our green planet.  During the winter months when I miss getting my hands into the soil, I trade in my clippers for paint brushes and create colorful plant markers and containers. While we are still planning ou... Continue Reading

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Barbara King on 1392958800
 

Take A Tour of Roberta's Unique Gardens With Me!

Last Reply by nicnurse 1399420342.69 | in In the Garden, Hosts & Personalities, Mom to Mom Blogs

Garden Season 2014 is in full swing!  That means the boys are back ...Roberta’s Unique Gardens Boys, that is!  Four generations and over 50 years! Their greenhouses are only about an hour away from Indianapolis.  So, while I was home last May, I asked Eric if my family (al... Continue Reading

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Nancy Hornback on 1392440400
 

Cottage Farms Answers Your Questions

Last Reply by HiJo 1396382767.497 | in In the Garden

Winter weather giving you the blues? Dreaming of spring? So are we! Cottage Farms is here to help you build your dream garden. William Moss is here to answer all of your live plant and garden questions during our Spring Fever Garden Special. Have questions? Ask Away! Continue Reading

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Cottage Farms Team on 1392440400
 

Why A Fountain You Ask? Why Not!

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

Okay, maybe I have fountains on my mind a lot lately.   As I explain to my husband and pretty much anyone who will listen, there are a few reasons for this… Let’s begin with the obvious for all of us outdoor people.  Water appeals to all of our senses, the tranquil sound... Continue Reading

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Barbara King on 1392440400
 

WE GOT THE FEVER!! (for Spring Gardening that is! :-)

Last Reply by MamaNett 1394543456.107 | in In the Garden, Hosts & Personalities, TSV Talk

Hi Gardening Pals! Today is an exciting ALL DAY GARDEN EVENT at the Q called SPRING FEVER and I can’t wait to share lots of my favorite things for your outdoor living spaces!! First, I will have see you with a PLOW AND HEARTH hour!! Lots of fantastic new items that you will love, with that ... Continue Reading

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Carolyn Gracie on 1392440400
 

Antonella’s Heart of the Garden

Last Reply by italy831 1396425852.003 | in In the Garden, The Q We Love, Hosts & Personalities

With all of this horrible snowy, icy winter weather, I dream about sitting on my front porch with my cup of coffee and the warm, relaxing spring sun on my face.  This is my view one night last spring on a warm, rainy night.  I would even take RAIN - as long as it was WARM!    ... Continue Reading

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Antonella Nester on 1392354000
 

The American Dream (Barbara King's Story)

In In the Garden, The Q We Love, Hosts & Personalities

Because my father’s influences in my life and career, he has made me feel that anything is possible.  The American dream for me is one filled with opportunity, hopes and desires. As a mother and business woman I find both jobs are very similar-they can be rewarding yet stressful and you'r... Continue Reading

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American Dreamer on 1392267600
 

My Ultimate Essential – A Garden Journal

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

We “Garden People” appreciate that gardening is no mere hobby, but a lifelong journey and one worthy to record.  That’s why a Garden Journal will become your new best friend – always there for you, giver of great advice and memories!  Let’s put it this way, if... Continue Reading

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Barbara King on 1391230800
 

Let’s Start Planning Our Outdoor Spaces

Last Reply by Barbara King Team 1395262133.63 | in For the Home Talk, In the Garden, Hosts & Personalities

With the winter well underway and most of us experiencing record breaking low temperatures, now might just be a perfect time to look out your window and plan your dream garden and outdoor living area.   Taking some time to think out and plan makes it all so much easier and you will be ahea... Continue Reading

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Barbara King on 1390280400
 

Cottage Farms Blog Chat!

Last Reply by suzyqe 1392522787.533 | in For the Home Talk, In the Garden

Cottage Farms is back and we are ready to ring in the spring! Let William Moss guide you on your journey to a beautiful garden season. Have questions about live plants, garden prep, plant varieties? William is here to help!    Continue Reading

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Cottage Farms Team on 1389589200
 

Fall In Bloom

Last Reply by hypnosis 1385043335.527 | in In the Garden, Pet Lovers, Hosts & Personalities

Now that Halloween has past and the Holiday Season is fast approaching, I wanted to take a moment to share a few photos that I just took of my gardens during the beautiful fall season.  I love the fall, with its spicy, apple scented crispness and cool breezes and gorgeous color palette! Mother ... Continue Reading

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Carolyn Gracie on 1383278400
 

We are counting down to Halloween!

Last Reply by cmmd 1382678026.037 | in Jewelry Talk, In the Garden, Q News

Stephen Walsh, Connemara Marble   The month of October has been lovely and mild in Ireland, and we are counting down to Halloween. Did you know that the festival has its origins in Ireland, and comes from the Celtic festival  of 'Samhan' - marking the end of the Celtic year, and a time ... Continue Reading

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Irish Insights on 1381982400
 

For September, it's Fur Baby Times Four (and by the way, we have FEATHERS!)

Last Reply by orovillemom 1381718017.18 | in In the Garden, Pet Lovers, Hosts & Personalities

Welcome, Pet Loving Friends, to my Fur Baby of the Month Blog for September 2013!!  THIS time, I wanted to feature four of my FEATHER kids, my "gaggle" of Chinese Geese!  Please meet Jasper, Rosie, Gertrude and Heathcliff!! They started out as little fluffy orphaned peeps at my local feed ... Continue Reading

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Carolyn Gracie on 1379044800
 

The QGarden: Giving Back to the Community and Having a Blast Doing It!

Last Reply by orovillemom 1378871822.88 | in In the Garden, The Q We Love, Hosts & Personalities

  Hello to all my fellow gardeners out there! Hopefully your gardens are in full bloom now and your veggies are coming in big, juicy and beautiful!  I have been meaning to share this video with you of the QGarden that our fabulous Kitchen Team works on each and every day. This video was ... Continue Reading

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Carolyn Gracie on 1375070400
 

Everything's Coming Up Roses...And Lilies....And Hydrangeas....And WOW!!

Last Reply by AZSeniorette 1392913635.91 | in For the Home Talk, In the Garden, Hosts & Personalities

Hey, Gardening Fans and Friends!! I hope by now your flowers, plants and patio-scapes are looking beautiful!! It seems, with all the rain we have had here in PA, that my garden has simply EXPLODED in the past couple of weeks!! We were on vacation the first part of June, and when we came bac... Continue Reading

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Carolyn Gracie on 1372459380.797
 
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