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Busy Busy Bees

How Gardeners can help Bees with Sensible Gardening. Best bee plants.

As summer ends the bees are busier than ever searching for winter stores. If you have planted flowers that attract bees you no doubt are noticing the fever of activity in your blooms. At our farm we have a small apiary that my husband tends to with loving care. Bees actually become pets, believe it or not. Bees have been…

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Herb Oils

Herb oils with Sensible Gardening and Living

August is the month for harvesting herbs and if you have already dried herbs or frozen them it may be time for something else. Making oils from herbs and herbal vinegar is very easy and they have so many uses in the kitchen. Great for salads, marinates, tenderizing meat, flavoring soups and stews. Choose mild flavored oils and vinegars so…

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Dried Flowers

Fun Ways to Dry your Flowers with Sensible Gardening

What better way to extend your garden’s harvest than by preserving flowers for future use and creative endeavors.  Gathering flowers and leaves of multi colors and forms will guarantee you a supply of materials for future creations. Gathering Your Flowers Probably the best place to collect materials for drying fresh flowers is your own garden and surroundings, therefore you will…

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Pond Sites

Choosing a site for your garden pond with Sensible Gardening and Living

Most gardeners install a backyard pond or water feature for it’s aesthetic qualities, therefore there is no right or wrong regarding a garden pond design nor it’s placement in your yard. When you decide to build your own pond your main concern should be to place it where it will most enhance your landscape. If you like to be right…

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A Bunch of Flowers

Indoor Blooms at Sensible Gardening and Living

With so many beautiful blooms gracing our gardens right now it’s time to bring some fresh cut flowers indoors. If you’ve planted a cutting garden you have lots of fresh flowers to choose from, otherwise pick and choose from your flower beds and don’t be shy. It often seems hard to pick flowers from our well studied beds but a…

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Daylily Names

The Dirt on Daylily Names. Grow a family named garden! with Sensible Gardening

FUN PROJECT: Plant a family or friend garden using daylilies by their names, or as close as possible. My mom is May May, my niece is Catherine Woodbery and so on. It’s a long term project that never fails to amuse visitors. It is also something which can be shared with future generations. SO…. WHAT’S IN A DAYLILY NAME?? With…

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Fun With Herbs

Fun with Herbs at Sensible Gardening

Growing herbs has many advantages for the gardener. First of all there are are so many beneficial uses for herbs and there is nothing like fresh cut herbs from your kitchen herb garden for cooking, nothing else can compare. Even garden dried herbs for winter use are far superior than bottled grocery store selections. Herbs can also add beauty and charm to…

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