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Friday Five: Innovative Rain Barrels
Written by Heleigh Bostwick    Friday, 23 May 2014
water softener rain barrel
Take a look at how some of our Daily Dirt readers made their own rain barrels using old water softeners, old gas tanks, and more!

Thursday Tips & Techniques: Natural Organic Fertilizers for Planting
Written by Heleigh Bostwick    Thursday, 22 May 2014
The best time to give young plants the nutrients they need to bloom all season long is in the spring because gardeners can place nutrients where they are needed most--at the root zone.

Wednesday What’s New: 'Ode to a Linden Tree'
Written by Heleigh Bostwick    Wednesday, 21 May 2014
Tilia Press note cards
Today’s post is not actually about linden (Tilia spp.) trees, but about a beautiful collection of note cards from Tilia Press, an eco-conscious stationary company that features linden trees, roses, butterflies, bees, and other inhabitants of the garden.

Tuesday Tools & Products: Protect Plants from Voles
Written by Heleigh Bostwick    Tuesday, 20 May 2014
Telltale signs of a vole problem in your yard include gnaw marks on plants and squishy ground underfoot. If you’re having a problem with voles, here are some solutions.

Monday Melange: Spicebush
Written by Heleigh Bostwick    Monday, 19 May 2014
Spicebush is a native shrub whose edible fruits, leaves, twigs, and buds have a pleasant spicy smell and taste when crushed or eaten.

Friday Five: Photographing Your Garden
Written by Heleigh Bostwick    Friday, 16 May 2014
Photographing the garden
Now that your garden is in full bloom, it's time to take some photographs. Here's a quick guide to taking better pictures of your garden.

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