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Bareroot Roses


Other Pests

Amending Soil

Plant Nutrition

Gardening begins in January

Just Say "No" to Slugs!

Bluebird House with a Living Sedum Roof

Creating a Butterfly and Hummingbird Garden

Pictures & Video (a behind the scenes with Cottage Farms & Phillip)

Picture Perfect Sedum

Table That Last Project

Limitless Possibilities

It's March, do you know where your garden is?

      Family Gardening & Planning

      Time to Assess Your Garden and Landscape

      Garden Design

      Start Now

House Plants - Enjoy The Health Benefits

      Have You Cleaned Your Air Today?

      Live plants in your home

      More than just a decoration....

Getting Ready for Spring Shows

Spring is here. Let's start this garden!



      Staking or caging your plant






A little behind the scenes at Cottage Farms

Gardening With Limitations

      Family Gardening

      Ideal Plants for the Limited Garden

      Raised Flowerbeds

Behind the Sets of Cottage Farms


      Berry Sauce with Steak or Chicken


            *Chicken (skinless, boneless chicken breast)

            *Adding the berry sauce

      Herb de Provence

      Marinade and Brush-on Herb de Provence Rub


      Tomato & Basil Garden Pizza

      Garden Tomato Salad Dressing

Protect and enhance your garden naturally

      Coffee Grounds


      Epsom Salt


Your Summer Garden



Enjoy your flowers a little longer

      Air-dry your flowers

      Dry your flowers with silica gel

      Pressing flowers

      Microwaving your flowers

      Water drying your flowers

Get the children interested in gardening

      Prepare your beds for fall planting

      Expand your garden—divide your rhizomes

September, the beginning of Fall

      The Family Scarecrow Project

Fall Clean Up - Putting The Garden To Bed

      The Benefits Of Fall Planting

      Lifting And Storing Bulbs

      Preparing For Cooler Weather

      Planting Bulbs In The Fall For A Beautiful Spring Display

      Your Fall & Winter Garden - Plants That Like The Cold

      House Plants - Enjoy The Health Benefits

      Winterizing - A Few Tips For The Upcoming Winter

Holiday Plants

      Do-It-Yourself Mini Christmas Tree