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

Off Grid Living – How to Plant Flowers
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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 Grow Your Own Fresh, Organic Chicken Feed for Free

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Own Fresh, Organic Chicken Feed for Free!

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Off Grid Living – How to Grow Your Own Fresh, Organic Chicken Feed for Free 

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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