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Dave's Garden Articles: By Karen Jones

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

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Attracting Beneficial Insects to the Garden
By Karen Jones (karri_sue)

With the concern over the disappearance of honeybees, known as Colony Collapse Disorder, we can only wonder what, if anything we can do to help to create an environment for beneficial insects in our gardens.

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Saturday, November 30, 2013

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Crafting With Pine Cones, Nature's Perfect Ornament!
By Karen Jones (karri_sue)

Look in any magazine or craft book at Christmas time and you'll find pine cones tucked into most any decor. You'll find them worked into wreaths and garlands, in a centerpiece, potpourri, hanging as an ornament on the tree or scented and placed in a basket.

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

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Arsenic, Old Lace and Elderberry Wine
By Karen Jones (karri_sue)

In the classic Arsenic and Old Lace, Aunt Abby and Aunt Martha poisoned lonely old bachelors with their concotion of spiked elderberry wine. Let's talk about some less lethal uses for the elderberry shrub.

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Thursday, April 4, 2013

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Butterflies in the Classroom
By Karen Jones (karri_sue)

Rearing butterflies in the classroom opens up a whole new world to the child's imagination! It inspires a love for wildlife and instills a sense of respect for the environment.

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Monday, January 30, 2012

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The Frugal Gardener
By Karen Jones (karri_sue)

I call it frugal gardening; my daughter calls it just plain embarrassing. What seems reasonable to the gardener can seem quite strange to the onlooker. But why pay for something when we can get it for free?

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Saturday, January 7, 2012

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Growing Herbs Indoors: Fragrant Herb at Your Fingertips Year Round
By Karen Jones (karri_sue)

Regardless of the weather outside, parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme can bring beauty and fragrance to your home anytime of the year. Fresh herbs liven up your recipes with little effort and oh so much pleasure! Just a few pots, a bright windowsill and a little attention will keep your herbs happy for months to come.

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Saturday, April 23, 2011

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Our Annual Earth Day Fair
By Karen Jones (karri_sue)

Earth Day at Jacumba After School Program is an unique and enjoyable event, where communities come together and enjoy food, fun and environmental education.

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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

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Lavender Festivals
By Karen Jones (karri_sue)

East, West, North or South, Lavender Festivals are a popular summer celebration in all parts of the country. Purple fields, intoxicated bees and the wonderful smell of lavender wafting through the air await you.

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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

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Herbs for the Bath
By Karen Jones (karri_sue)

Ahhh, summertime! Mosquito bites, sunburn, chiggers, oh my! Read on and you will find that you don't have to spend a fortune on remedies; most of them are in your garden or kitchen cupboard.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

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The Scented Home
By Karen Jones (karri_sue)

"Your house smells so good" is a comment I hear often. Bundles of lavender, bunches of lemon balm and stems of rosemary are some of the herbs I have drying in my home year 'round.

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Sunday, March 30, 2008

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The Many and Varied Uses of Rosemary
By Karen Jones (karri_sue)

With a huge plant like this, I have learned to be very creative when it comes to using rosemary. I sell plants, make bath products and cook with it as well.

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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

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Dyeing Eggs Naturally
By Karen Jones (karri_sue)

Do you remember dyeing eggs with the little color tablet? It seemed that you were only limited by your imagination. Now that you're grown, are you looking for something a bit more sophisticated?

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Sunday, February 10, 2008

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Lavender, the Versatile Herb
By Karen Jones (karri_sue)

Lavender is the most versatile herb I have used. At one time I had well over a dozen bushes. As it dries in my home, I enjoy the fragrance, as well as the comments from family and friends, "I love the way your house smells!"

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