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How to Plant Flowers in a Window Box to Brighten Your Daily View

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Planting Flowers in a Window Box to Brighten Your Daily View

Texas – Window boxes add instant curb appeal, brightening up the exterior of your home with blooms and greenery. Whether you’re an urban dweller with limited garden space or a suburbanite looking to liven up your facade, consider filling a few window boxes with a selection of these plants, whose short heights and interesting textures bring beauty and drama to containers.

  • Flowering Bulbs – Often overlooked for window boxes are foolproof flowering bulbs. Whether you do a fall planting of miniature daffodils, snowdrops, or hyacinths for springtime bloom, or you do a late-spring planting of lilies, alliums, or dwarf gladiolus for summertime bloom, be sure to tuck a few bulbs and corms into your window boxes for added impact.
  • Vegetables and Herbs – If you’ve got an accessible location, try planting edibles. Plant herbs like sage, chives, thyme, and mint. Just open the kitchen window when you need some fresh herbs! Cherry tomatoes, lettuce, and kale mixed with marigolds will do nicely in a window box. Like flowers, they will need water every couple of days and fertilizer every two weeks.

Source: https://www.bobvila.com/slideshow/12-plants-that-are-perfect-for-window-boxes-52052

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How to Plant a Row of Flowers to Landscape an Off Grid Property

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Flowers to Landscape an Off Grid Property

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Planting a Row of Flowers to Landscape an Off Grid Property

Tennessee – The most important step to planting a new flower bed is to visualize the future by anticipating the heights, colors, textures, and mass of all the various plants.  Even though everything is pretty much the same height when the bed is planted, eventually the background plants will greatly surpass everything else in size.

The strategy here is to create a backdrop of tall flowers in the back of the flower bed, which creates a “canvas” for the rest of the arrangement. This is a technique known as “layering.” In the context of planting flower beds, “layering” means you put the tallest flower bed plants in the back, the shortest in the front row, and the remaining plants in between. A nicely layered flower bed provides maximum visual appeal when all the plants mature.

Source: https://www.thespruce.com/planting-flower-beds-2132568

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How to Plant a Barrel of Spilled Flowers to Provide Flowing Color for an Off Grid Cabin, Home or Shed

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Planting a Barrel of Spilled Flowers to Provide Off Grid Flowing Color

South Dakota – Create a planter of spilling flowers! Decorative garden displays that use flowing patterns of flowers or vines to simulate water flowing out of an overturned planter, urn, or other vessel.

Some smaller, tabletop displays can feature flowing vines to simulate water spilling over the top or out of the spout. Other larger urns, barrels, or planters can be turned on their side and partially buried in the garden or filled with soil to allow small flowering plants or ground cover to grow.

The flowering plants are then planted in an arrangement to simulate a spreading puddle of spilled water or another liquid.

The sky’s the limit when it comes to creating your own spilled flower garden, since you can choose to emulate an existing natural structure, or simply create one straight from your imagination.

Source: https://homebnc.com/best-spilled-flower-pot-ideas/

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How to Build Sturdy, Long Lasting Fences for Off Grid Properties

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Building Sturdy, Long Lasting Fences for Off Grid Properties

California – Off grid property fencing is a time-honored part of security on the homestead. It’s used for all kinds of purposes. From keeping out big critters, like deer, elk, moose, coyotes, mountain lions or bears, to protecting crops from smaller critters like bobcats, foxes, opossums, rabbits, raccoons and skunks.

Electric fences are one of our favorite types of fencing for off grid properties. Today, solar chargers can be purchased relatively cheaply and prove to be an asset in security on the off-grid homestead. We have used it for such a wide variety of projects and fencing needs.

We’ve used it for protecting our flower, medicinal and vegetable gardens from deer and rabbits. as well as to serve as temporary fencing between pastures when moving livestock.

One of the main drawbacks of an electric fence, for some people, is you must check it daily depending on the use. A limb may be on the fence or grass may be growing up into it causing a short out.

There’s also the possibility of a broken wire which can shut down the whole fence. To help alleviate some of these risks and others, we prefer to use a barbed wire fence in tandem with an electric fence. Especially once you consider upfront cost, upkeep, and reliability.

Hog panel or cow panel fence panels in combination with T-posts can be very cost effective for providing a very sturdy fence that is difficult to knock down and can be used to enclose the entire property or the one acre tract that protects the house and backyard gardens.

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How to Grow Your Own Fresh, Organic Chicken Feed for Free

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Own Fresh, Organic Chicken Feed for Free!

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Grow Your Own Fresh, Organic Chicken Feed for Free!

Kentucky – These eight herbs and plants for your backyard chickens are easy enough to grow for the beginning gardener and are old favorites for the experienced gardener.

From tasty and nutritious homegrown sunflower seeds and pumpkins to sweetly-scented mint and lemon balm, we’ve got some great ideas grow your own healthy treats. You and your backyard chickens can enjoy the health benefits of freshly grown produce on a regular basis straight from your own garden.

Source: https://www.wideopenpets.com/8-herbs-and-plants-to-grow-for-chickens/

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