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10 Proven Deer-Resistant Plants for Your Garden

Here’s the thing. We all deal with destructive garden pests. We come up with clever ways to keep pests out of our garden, but is there anything uglier than a make-shift chicken wire fence protecting your plants? Sure the plants are safe, but that fence is an eyesore. I’ve spent the last two years creating…

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How to Plant Containers Without Going to the Garden Center

When Michigan started its Coronavirus “Stay at Home” order, I made the decision not to shop at the garden center this season. Since that time, Michigan lifted many of its quarantine restrictions, but my determination to garden without spending a lot of money continues. It’s teaching me new gardening skills and for that I’m grateful….

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A Peak at the June Garden

June and July are my favorite seasons in the garden. The garden changes fast this time of year. 2020 is proving to be the year of change, and that includes the garden. This is the first season I haven’t shopped at a garden center and purchased new plants. At first, I was disappointed. Now, it’s…

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The Perennial Border Update

In July 2018, my Mother-in-Law moved into the house behind us. One of the first landscape tasks was building a perennial flower border. I wrote an article about building the border from scratch. Check it out if you want to see the start of the project. I thought it would be fun to check in…

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