Gardening
Grow your own food and herbs with the best natural and organic gardening tips.

Please Bees with Germander

While many plants are known to be bee magnets, honeybees and bumblebees will pass them all by when germander blooms.

Gardening Tips: Attract bees to Your Garden

Herbs are some of the most powerful plants and flowers for attracting bees and other beneficial insects to your garden.

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Browse more great gardening content in the Mother Earth Living archives.


Winter Gardening

How to Use Compost
Use this plant-by-plant guide to take advantage of all the benefits your garden can gain from compost.

The Essence of Rosemary: Help Rosemary Survive Winter
The signature scent of the season can boost your mood, flavor food and, possibly, make you smarter.

How to Start Seeds Indoors
Use our tips to start seeds indoors now, and kick off your superproductive, unique and money-saving garden.

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  • Width: 12'-0" Depth: 8'-0"
  • Standard Foundation - Wood floor on 4x4 runners
  • Height floor to peak - 10'-5"
  • Ceiling height - 8'
  • 3' x 6'-8" dutch door
  • Perfect for storage or playhouse for children
  • Shutters and window box create a charming facade
  • Complete list of materials
  • Step-by-step instructions

Shutters and a window box create a charming façade on this shed, making it ideal for storage or as a playhouse for children. E-plan includes complete list of materials and step-by-step instructions. Finished product size: 12 feet by 8 feet.


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HOW TO ERADICATE INVASIVE PLANTS

Invasive plants - such as kudzu, ragweed and Himalayan blackberry - won't go away on their own. Luckily, How to Eradicate Invasive Plants offers a clear, practical solution to an increasingly common problem.

Invasive plants are a growing threat to our home landscapes, affecting native plants and wildlife. Clearly written and easy-to-use, How to Eradicate Invasive Plants shows you how to recognize the invasive plant; offers eradication options, from simple, organic approaches to the safest and most responsible ways to use chemicals; and enables you to identify 200 of the most common invasive plants.

This comprehensive guide includes all types of invasive plants, including water and bog plants; annuals, biennials and tropical perennials; herbaceous perennials; grasses and bamboos; and vines, shrubs and trees.

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THE LIFE-CHANGING MAGIC OF TIDYING UP

This New York Times best-selling guide to decluttering your home from Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes readers step-by-step through her revolutionary KonMari Method for simplifying, organizing, and storing.

Despite constant efforts to declutter your home, do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled mess of noodles?

Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level, promising that if you properly simplify and organize your home once, you’ll never have to do it again. Most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach, which doom you to pick away at your piles of stuff forever. The KonMari Method, with its revolutionary category-by-category system, leads to lasting results. In fact, none of Kondo’s clients have lapsed (and she still has a three-month waiting list).

With detailed guidance for determining which items in your house “spark joy” (and which don’t), this international bestseller featuring Tokyo’s newest lifestyle phenomenon will help you clear your clutter and enjoy the unique magic of a tidy home—and the calm, motivated mindset it can inspire.

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