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How to Grow your Own Broccoli and Find the Right Broccoli Garden Suppliers

For any gardener who doubles as a broccoli lover, growing your own broccoli has likely crossed your mind. Perhaps you don’t know where to start, or you admittedly don’t know the first thing about growing broccoli at home. The gardening experts at Garden Savvy are here to help! Broccoli is in the cabbage, Brussel sprout,…

How to Prepare Raised Beds for Spring Planting and Spring Gardening

Spring Gardening: How to Prepare your Raised Beds for Spring Planting Spring gardening signifies the end of a cold winter and the beginning of a new season. When we think of spring gardening, vibrant colors and texture come to mind, which are a far cry from the often dark, dreary and dull days of winter.…

Growing Flowering Apricots

On a dreary, grey day in the middle of winter the flowering apricot will burst into bloom, filling the air with a sweet, cinnamon fragrance while sending bees into a feeding frenzy. It is the one tree I would never want to garden without, and I hope, after reading this, you will be inspired to…

Garden Communities: The Many Benefits of Gardening Associations, Clubs & Societies

Local clubs and associations are the perfect way for like-minded groups of people to get together to bond and learn from each other over their shared interest of a certain hobby or activity. Gardening communities are no exception, providing a haven for gardeners who want to share their passion for gardening with other gardeners. Garden…

Winter Blooming Camellias Guide

Tis the season for gorgeous winter blooming camellias, truly the “Queen of the South” as far as flowers go. If you live or have visited charming cities like New Orleans, Mobile, Savannah, or Charleston you have undoubtedly enjoyed the beauty of these large growing broad-leaf evergreens. Despite conjuring images of antebellum era houses, camellias are…

Growing Herbs: What is a Kitchen Herb Garden?

Fresh kitchen herbs, such as cilantro, basil, parsley, rosemary, thyme, and any other fragrant spices, are a hot commodity in the kitchen. For many gardeners, it’s enticing to grow your own herbs, especially if cooking is a pastime you enjoy as well. Wouldn’t it be nice for your kitchen to be supplied with fresh herbs…

Gardening With Grains

Grains are grasses, too!  Just like perennial ornamental grasses, grains can be used in your garden or landscape to create seasonal color, texture, and serve as an important resource for local wildlife while naturally improving your soil. Did you know that all “true” grasses are part of the Poacaeae family, grains included? That is what…

Top 25 Gardening Podcasts

Who doesn’t love a good podcast? Podcasts are a great way to relax and learn something new. Here at Garden Savvy we listen to a lot of gardening podcasts, so we compiled our list of the best gardening podcasts.   These podcasts are not in any particular order as they are all wonderful and each…

Winter-Friendly Patio Plants for Year-Round Beauty

Livening up your front porch or any patio space is largely achieved through patio plants. Choosing the right plants, however, is what can make your patio stand out as a focal point within your home’s overall curb appeal. Patios can be an extension of our home design, and welcoming our guests starts there. While many…

DIY Organic Weed Killers That Actually Work

Home gardeners will be happy to know that typical household products that are likely already in your pantry can help minimize the weeds that grow in your garden. Weeds are every gardener’s enemy and threaten ruining hours of hard work outside in the garden. Organic, homemade weed killers are the obvious safe choice when tending…
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