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Fall Gardening Tasks

Taking advantage of the sunny fall days and cooler temperatures to prepare your garden for winter will promote a healthy and productive garden for the spring.

First of all, early fall is a great time to divide and transplant perennials.

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Seed Saving Basics

Fall is the opportune time to save seeds from the vegetables and flowers in your garden.  Swapping seeds with gardeners in your region will ensure you are planting seeds that are adapted to the local climate and atmosphere. It is important to save seeds from open pollinated plants in order to grow plants that will...

Bird Suet Recipe
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Bird Suet Recipe

Make your own high energy bird suet to see them thru until spring. Try this easy recipe to help the birds and attract them to your yard. Most all birds will enjoy this suet including the early spring arrivals when it is still too cold for plenty of insects and worms.

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Container Gardening

Gardening in containers is the perfect answer for apartment balconies, small condo spaces, a way it add colour and texture in those difficult spaces to plant, a way to set a theme or create an interest in an area.

Monthly Garden Checklist
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Monthly Garden Checklist

Here is list of monthly jobs that the everyday gardener in Zone 5 to Zone 6 can perform. Of course, the timing of the outdoor tasks depends on the reliability of Mother Nature, and may vary from year to year.

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Know What to Grow for Your Zone

Knowing and understanding hardiness zones is important. This information will come in handy when you are purchasing new perennials or shrubbery and will take some of the guesswork out of your plant choices. Gardening is an endless trial and error process but knowing your zone will help ensure your purchases have a better chance of success.