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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!!

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 Kleopatra 1425441860.86 | 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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Cottage Farms Team Live Chat All Day!

Last Reply by GramGram 1425389881.88 | 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 candycanes 1424220481.15 | 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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PUT A NEW SPIN ON YOUR GARDEN, DAY OR NIGHT with our PLOW and HEARTH TSV!!

Last Reply by tracy ferguson 1423436709.787 | 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 Cathy from Ga 1424222657.953 | 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 Teresas 1424790843.253 | 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 Bird mama 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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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 Cherry Pie 1412140054.98 | 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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