Monthly Archives: February 2016

  1. The Top 10 Gardening Facebook Accounts

    For gardening experts, enthusiasts, and beginners alike, Facebook is one of the best places to find great advice, tips, ideas, and even ask questions. We have selected our favorite Facebook accounts for gardening. Each account provides a different perspective and covers different topics.  The accounts have quite a solid following already, so you know they are doing something right!  We decided not to rank them in any certain order since each account is so specialized; it is hard to compare them.    Gardenista

    Gardenista - This site is created by former New York Times columnist Michelle Slatalla. This site provides a tremendous amount of information and several articles about unorthodox gardening id

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  2. Top 10 Gardeners to Follow On Pinterest

    We know you love seeing gorgeous gardens and thrifty DIY during your Pinterest escapades, so we gathered a list of Pinners who are sure to deliver. If you are a craftsmith, a green thumb gardener, decorating a new space, or looking to charge your fantasy-landscape wanderlust, check these guys out: 



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    Katherine A

    @happysolez "Helping awesome people find awesome fashion inspiration, recipes, decor, quotes, and more! Named Top Pinner by Huffington Post + InStyle!"

    Located in Carbondale, IL

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  3. 3 Organic Plant Fertilizers You Already Have in Your Kitchen

    Using coffee as fertilizer

    Using Coffee to Fuel Your Garden:

    Many of us enjoy that daily cup (or two!) of coffee. If you frequent a local coffee shop, you might remember seeing bags of used grounds left out for gardeners. If you make yours at home, you should know that you have an on-hand organic fertilizer to use in your garden. Coffee grounds are all-natural organic material that can bring friendly microbes to your garden's soil.  As the microbes snack on the coffee grounds, they gradually produce nitrogen and other nutrients for the plants. Some commercially available nitrogen additives can be too concentrated, and the quick change in soil composition can shock your plants.  When possible, it is better to use natu

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