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Organic Amendments for Your Container Garden

When we venture into the world of growing our own food we need to learn the art and science of good soil, plant nutrients and just the right amount of sun and water.  Today I’m going to address the nutrients (for drainage friendly soil recipes see http://herbidea.com/?p=295). Container grown fruits and vegetables do best with […]

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Edible Herb Flower Gardening

Like herb and vegetable gardening you will need a plan for your flower garden.  Consider your budget, style, size and scale, what flowers and when they bloom.  Do you want a casual or formal look?  Get ideas when you are out and around town, from your house style, furniture, favorite colors or magazines. Edible Herb […]

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Beauty at the Bellagio

Herbs give us nutrition and medicine, but I find flowers nurture my soul. The color and fragrance are irresistible. I regularly visit the Bellagio Conservatory (Las Vegas) with friends, family or visitors. It’s a blooming extravaganza with more than 5 million visitors a year. As the seasons change so does the conservatory. The 13,573 square […]

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Mojave Desert Blooming

I’ve been spending my time outdoors as often as possible before the summer heat arrives.  Spring in the Mojave Desert is bursting with color.  Here in Las Vegas and surrounding areas it’s important that we plant our yards with native, drought tolerant plants to do our part and conserve water.  Just because our landscapes should […]

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BUILDING RAISED BEDS GUIDELINES

Living in the Mojave Desert we don’t have great soil. Raised bed gardening is easy and inexpensive. You can buy ready-made raised beds or follow these easy directions and build your own. • Know what you will be planting in the bed, where it will be placed in your yard and have your irrigation in […]