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Dave's Garden Articles: By Melody Rose

Sunday, December 14, 2014

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Garden Jokes and Humor: Dave's Garden Sunday Funnies
By Melody Rose (melody)

Gardeners have a keen sense of humor and we know that you'll enjoy adding your family-friendly quote or description to the image. We'll supply the picture and everyone can post their funniest title. We can't wait to see what you come up with!

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Saturday, December 13, 2014

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Feeding Birds in the Garden: Tips and Ideas for the Best Experience
By Melody Rose (melody)

When people list their hobbies, gardening comes first among the world's population. Second place in many countries is bird watching/feeding. These two activities seem to go hand in hand. We definitely enjoy feeding the birds and providing shelter for them.

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Sunday, December 7, 2014

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Garden Jokes and Humor: Daves Garden Sunday Funnies
By Melody Rose (melody)

Gardeners have a keen sense of humor and we know that you'll enjoy adding your family-friendly quote or description to the image. We'll supply the picture and everyone can post their funniest title. We can't wait to see what you come up with!

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Saturday, December 6, 2014

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What's That Bug? Hesperiidae; The Skipper Butterflies
By Melody Rose (melody)

When is a butterfly not exactly a butterfly and a moth not exactly a moth? Skippers share characteristics with both and are sometimes hard to distinguish.

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Sunday, November 30, 2014

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Garden Jokes and Humor: Dave's Garden Sunday Funnies
By Melody Rose (melody)

Gardeners have a keen sense of humor and we know that you'll enjoy adding your family-friendly quote or description to the image. We'll supply the picture and everyone can post their funniest title. We can't wait to see what you come up with!

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Saturday, November 29, 2014

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Poinsettias: A Holiday Tradition
By Melody Rose (melody)

The holiday season is upon us and with it comes tradition. The Poinsettia is one of the most recognized symbols of this time of year and people around the world enjoy their beauty. This plant has a long tradition of being associated with Christmas and its popularity can't be ignored

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Sunday, November 23, 2014

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Garden Jokes and Humor: Dave's Garden Sunday Funnies
By Melody Rose (melody)

Gardeners have a keen sense of humor and we know that you'll enjoy adding your family-friendly quote or description to the image. We'll supply the picture and everyone can post their funniest title. We can't wait to see what you come up with!

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Saturday, November 22, 2014

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Make Sauerkraut at Home for Healthful Benefits
By Melody Rose (melody)

Fermented food has been around for over 6000 years, making it one of the oldest preservation processes known to man. Not only does it preserve food, but it is also a source of natural probiotics which help support the immune system and provide health benefits. With just a few simple tools, you can ferment your own vegetables as part of a healthy diet.

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Sunday, November 16, 2014

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Garden Jokes and Humor: Dave's Garden Sunday Funnies
By Melody Rose (melody)

Gardeners have a keen sense of humor and we know that you'll enjoy adding your family-friendly quote or description to the image. We'll supply the picture and everyone can post their funniest title. We can't wait to see what you come up with!

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Saturday, November 15, 2014

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Announcing the Winners of the 2014 Photo Contest
By Melody Rose (melody)

As this year comes to a close, we are proud to announce the winners of this year's Photo Contest. We had over 1500 entries from around the world and the best of the best was voted on by our membership. The winners and runners-up are an international group and represent a wide range of climates and gardening styles. Please help us congratulate everyone who participated, as they are all winners in our book!

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Sunday, November 9, 2014

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Garden Jokes and Humor: Dave's Garden Sunday Funnies
By Melody Rose (melody)

Gardeners have a keen sense of humor and we know that you'll enjoy adding your family-friendly quote or description to the image. We'll supply the picture and everyone can post their funniest title. We can't wait to see what you come up with!

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Saturday, November 8, 2014

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Dogwood Trees: Great Autumn Color
By Melody Rose (melody)

The dogwood tree is most often associated with spring because of the lovely floral display it provides. However, this tree also shines in autumn with glorious red leaves and berries.

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Sunday, November 2, 2014

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Garden Jokes and Humor: Dave's Garden Sunday Funnies
By Melody Rose (melody)

Gardeners have a keen sense of humor and we know that you'll enjoy adding your family-friendly quote or description to the image. We'll supply the picture and everyone can post their funniest title. We can't wait to see what you come up with!

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Saturday, November 1, 2014

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Native Ladybeetles: Welcome Garden Guests
By Melody Rose (melody)

A couple of weeks ago, I published an article about the Asian Ladybug. While it is a predator insect and serves a useful purpose, it can be quite invasive and downright disgusting. Its native cousins have better manners and find themselves much more welcome in our gardens.

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Sunday, October 26, 2014

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Garden Jokes and Humor: Dave's Garden Sunday Funnies
By Melody Rose (melody)

Gardeners have a keen sense of humor and we know that you'll enjoy adding your family-friendly quote or description to the image. We'll supply the picture and everyone can post their funniest title. We can't wait to see what you come up with!

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Saturday, October 25, 2014

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Cotton: A Globally Important Plant
By Melody Rose (melody)

One of the most important plants in human history isn't an edible, however it has influenced civilization for thousands of years. Cotton has played an important role in many cultures and is still an economic asset even today.

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

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Garden Jokes and Humor: Daves Garden Sunday Funnies
By Melody Rose (melody)

Gardeners have a keen sense of humor and we know that you'll enjoy adding your family-friendly quote or description to the image. We'll supply the picture and everyone can post their funniest title. We can't wait to see what you come up with!

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

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What's That Bug? Harmonia axyridis, the Asian Ladybeetle
By Melody Rose (melody)

Gardeners often encounter unique and colorful insects in their gardens. The trick is to know which ones are friends and which ones are foes. This series of articles will help identify some of the most unusual ones and give you a peek into their lives.

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Sunday, October 12, 2014

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Garden Jokes and Humor: Daves Garden Sunday Funnies
By Melody Rose (melody)

Gardeners have a keen sense of humor and we know that you'll enjoy adding your family-friendly quote or description to the image. We'll supply the picture and everyone can post their funniest title. We can't wait to see what you come up with!

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Saturday, October 11, 2014

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Identifying Wild Plants: Sumac, Glorious Fall Color
By Melody Rose (melody)

Many cultivated plants can trace their roots to common roadside wildflowers and shrubs. Often gardeners often assume that the wild or native form is simply an escapee from someone's garden. These wildings are frequently overlooked and deserve more attention than they get. They're tough, hard to kill and come with the added benefit of being attractive to bees, butterflies and wildlife.

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Sunday, October 5, 2014

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Garden Jokes and Humor: Dave's Garden Sunday Funnies
By Melody Rose (melody)

Gardeners have a keen sense of humor and we know that you'll enjoy adding your family-friendly quote or description to the image. We'll supply the picture and everyone can post their funniest title. We can't wait to see what you come up with!

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Saturday, October 4, 2014

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Our Annual Photo Contest is Open for Entries
By Melody Rose (melody)

October is here and it's time for our Annual Photo Contest. This is one of the most anticipated events of the year and our members have been saving images for months in anticipation.

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Sunday, September 28, 2014

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Garden Jokes and Humor: Daves Garden Sunday Funnies
By Melody Rose (melody)

Gardeners have a keen sense of humor and we know that you'll enjoy adding your family-friendly quote or description to the image. We'll supply the picture and everyone can post their funniest title. We can't wait to see what you come up with!

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Saturday, September 27, 2014

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Fun Feature: Follow the Progress of the SimGar Container Gardening System #3
By Melody Rose (melody)

Every now and then I get a chance to test a product and share my findings with the community. This series of three articles will trial the SimGar system. It is a container planting system that uses traditional soil and simple hydroponics to create a gardening system that is self-contained and easy to use. This third and final installment will show how my cucumbers and squash did and how I'm using the system going into fall.

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Sunday, September 21, 2014

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Garden Jokes and Humor: Daves Garden Sunday Funnies
By Melody Rose (melody)

Gardeners have a keen sense of humor and we know that you'll enjoy adding your family-friendly quote or description to the image. We'll supply the picture and everyone can post their funniest title. We can't wait to see what you come up with!

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Saturday, September 20, 2014

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Announcing the 2014 Pixel County Fair Winners
By Melody Rose (melody)

Our 2014 Dave's Garden Pixel County Fair was a huge success and we're proud to announce the winners of this year's contest. As always, the entries were great and we hope you'll take the time to congratulate the winners and runners-up.

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Sunday, September 14, 2014

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Garden Jokes and Humor: Daves Garden Sunday Funnies
By Melody Rose (melody)

Gardeners have a keen sense of humor and we know that you'll enjoy adding your family-friendly quote or description to the image. We'll supply the picture and everyone can post their funniest title. We can't wait to see what you come up with!

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Saturday, September 13, 2014

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Easy Refrigerator Pickles from Extra Produce
By Melody Rose (melody)

Sometimes extra produce seems to materialize overnight and rather than going through the time consuming process of canning, it might be easier to make some tasty refrigerator pickles. This works really well for a quick relish tray, or simply an unusual sandwich garnish.

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Sunday, September 7, 2014

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Garden Jokes and Humor: Dave's Garden Sunday Funnies
By Melody Rose (melody)

Gardeners have a keen sense of humor and we know that you'll enjoy adding your family-friendly quote or description to the image. We'll supply the picture and everyone can post their funniest title. We can't wait to see what you come up with!

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Saturday, September 6, 2014

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Choosing and Caring for Autumn Mums
By Melody Rose (melody)

Autumn is a wonderful time in the garden. In most climates, the temperature has moderated enough for us to enjoy being outdoors. Garden centers have glorious mum displays and the colorful pots tempt us to bring a few home. Proper care will extend the show, so it's best to have a plan.

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Sunday, August 31, 2014

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Garden Jokes and Humor: Dave's Garden Sunday Funnies
By Melody Rose (melody)

Gardeners have a keen sense of humor and we know that you'll enjoy adding your family-friendly quote or description to the image. We'll supply the picture and everyone can post their funniest title. We can't wait to see what you come up with!

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Saturday, August 30, 2014

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Identifying Wildflowers: Goldenrod
By Melody Rose (melody)

Many cultivated plants can trace their roots to common roadside wildflowers and gardeners often assume that the wild or native form is simply an escapee from someone's garden. Wildflowers are beloved little treasures that have inspired poets, artists and storytellers from around the world and learning to recognize them and preserving their declining habitat is something all gardeners should aspire to.

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Sunday, August 24, 2014

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Garden Jokes and Humor: Dave's Garden Sunday Funnies
By Melody Rose (melody)

Gardeners have a keen sense of humor and we know that you'll enjoy adding your family-friendly quote or description to the image. We'll supply the picture and everyone can post their funniest title. We can't wait to see what you come up with!

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Saturday, August 23, 2014

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What's That Bug? Junonia coenia, the Common Buckeye
By Melody Rose (melody)

Gardeners often encounter unique and colorful insects in their gardens. The trick is to know which ones are friends and which ones are foes. This series of articles will help identify some of the most unusual ones and give you a peek into their lives.

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Monday, August 18, 2014

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Time for the Daves Garden Fifth Annual Pixel County Fair
By Melody Rose (melody)

Autumn is a time of harvest and gardeners the world over show off their produce, livestock and hand-made items in county fairs, harvest festivals, agricultural shows, fetes and exhibitions. We enjoy gathering together to celebrate the years bounty. Join us for the fifth annual Dave's Garden Pixel County Fair a Celebration of Harvest Traditions with a Virtual Twist

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

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Garden Jokes and Humor: Dave's Garden Sunday Funnies
By Melody Rose (melody)

Gardeners have a keen sense of humor and we know that you'll enjoy adding your family-friendly quote or description to the image. We'll supply the picture and everyone can post their funniest title. We can't wait to see what you come up with!

Continue reading »

Saturday, August 16, 2014

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Fun Feature: Follow the Progress of the SimGar Container Gardening System #2
By Melody Rose (melody)

Every now and then I get a chance to test a product and share my findings with the community. This series of three articles will trial the SimGar system. It is a container planting system that uses traditional soil and simple hydroponics to create a gardening system that is self-contained and easy to use. This second installment will focus on how the seeds germinated and how the little plants are growing.

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Sunday, August 10, 2014

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Garden Jokes and Humor: Dave's Garden Sunday Funnies
By Melody Rose (melody)

Gardeners have a keen sense of humor and we know that you'll enjoy adding your family-friendly quote or description to the image. We'll supply the picture and everyone can post their funniest title. We can't wait to see what you come up with!

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Saturday, August 9, 2014

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Making Apple Juice and Applesauce with a Mehu-Liisa
By Melody Rose (melody)

Finland is the birthplace of a wonderful tool. The Mehu-Liisa extracts juice from fruit using steam and is a great time-saver for any serious gardener who likes to work in the kitchen with their harvest.

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

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In Defense Of Okra: Growing, Preparing, And Preserving A Misunderstood Vegetable
By Melody Rose (melody)

Okra is a very misunderstood vegetable. Either you love it, or hate it. There is no middle ground with okra. This is a historically significant vegetable packed with nutrition, and it deserves to be grown and treated with respect. Okra is easy to grow, has few pests, and every vegetable garden with a climate where it will grow should have some.

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