PODCAST: How to Build a Terrarium

podcast.jpgIn this podcast, we are focusing on how to build a terrarium. Building a terrarium is both fun and easy. However, because a terrarium is a self-contained ecosystem, you will want to be sure to set it up properly the first time, making sure to use the correct materials. Take the time to buy a high quality potting soil and select the plants which will be the most appropriate for your terrarium.

Here is a list of the supplies you will need to build your terrarium:

  • One terrarium with air holes or a glass jar without a lid. A glass fishbowl or a pickle jar will do nicely.
  • Small gravel or aquarium gravel
  • High quality potting soil
  • Sphagnum moss
  • Plants—two or three plants for every 3 L of space. Be sure to avoid any fuzzy leaved plants as they will hold water and are susceptible to rotting.
  • Decorative accessories such as stone or driftwood. Use your imagination!

If you have a question for us here at Her Gardening Blog, please leave a comment below the podcast. We will be happy to answer your questions and build an entire podcast around them. Enjoy!

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PODCAST: Identifying and Treating Growth Problems in Roses

podcast.jpgIn this week’s podcast, we are focusing on how to identify and treat growth problems in roses.  Today I will help you to ascertain which problems may be one of the common horticultural problems in your roses and how you can prevent them or treat them.  These tips will help you to create a rose garden that the entire neighborhood will be talking about.

We will discuss three different problems: 

  • Dry canes or roots
  • Sucker Growth
  • Herbicide Damage

If you have a question for us here at Her Gardening Blog, please leave a comment below the podcast.  We will be happy to answer your questions and build an entire weekly podcast around them.  Enjoy! 

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PODCAST: How to Effectively Water Your Lawn

podcast.jpgIn this week’s podcast, we are focusing on how to effectively water your lawn. We all want a lush, green lawn, but let’s face it, how do you achieve that without watering too little or watering too much? Today I will answer those questions so that you can find that balance that is right for your lawn so it will be healthy.

Using the steps that I provide you with will help to ensure that the root system of your lawn is as healthy as it can be. This will provide you with a lush, healthy lawn, all season long.

If you have a question for us here at Her Gardening Blog, please leave a comment below the podcast. We will be happy to answer your questions and build an entire weekly podcast around them. Enjoy!

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PODCAST: Tips For a Successful Herb Garden

podcast.jpgIn this week’s podcast, we are focusing on Tips for a Successful Herb Garden.

Herbs are a garden world of excitement and intense sensory delights. They are among Mother Nature’s oldest garden gifts. These easy-to-grow plants have been cultivated for centuries by gardeners who have found in them medical necessities, culinary enjoyment, unique landscape subjects and fragrant houseplants.

Be sure to download the Herb Guide that I have provided for your use. This guide is filled with lots of information that you will find useful. I have included information on annual herbs, perennial herbs, culinary herbs, herbs that can be used for medicinal purposes, fragrant herbs, herbs for dried arrangements and many other things.

If you have a question for us here at Her Gardening Blog, please leave a comment below the podcast. We will be happy to answer your questions and build an entire weekly podcast around them. Enjoy!

 

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PODCAST: More Strawberry Recipes and a Little Rhubarb

podcast.jpgI have had several requests for some more yummy strawberry recipes. So this week, I am indulging your palette with even more strawberry creations. We are also beginning to harvest another great item in the garden…rhubarb. As so many people love to mix the great flavors of strawberries and rhubarb together, I am including a couple of recipes for the Strawberry-Rhubarb lovers as well. Your mouth will zing with the sweet and tangy combination. I hope you enjoy the recipes I have chosen to share with you!

Please remember, if you have a question for us here at Her Gardening Blog, please leave a comment below the podcast. We will be happy to answer your questions and build an entire weekly podcast around them. Enjoy!

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PODCAST: Strawberry Solutions and a Recipe

podcast.jpgStrawberries…this week we have covered everything from how to choose strawberry plants to how to plant them up.  We have talked about strawberry varieties and even what to do with all of those strawberries at harvest.  Who doesn’t love a good strawberry shortcake or strawberry cheesecake? 

In today’s podcast, we are going to answer some of your strawberry questions and I will even give you my Famous Strawberry Bread recipe.  It is a favorite item around here and is similar to banana bread, only we think it is better.

If you have a question for us here at Her Gardening Blog, please leave a comment below the podcast.  We will be happy to answer your questions and build an entire weekly podcast around them.  Enjoy! 

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PODCAST–Last Minute Gift Ideas for Mom

podcast.jpgDuring this week’s podcast, we are focusing on last minute gift ideas for mom this Mother’s Day. There are several things that you can do to make this the best Mother’s Day ever and show mom how much you love and appreciate her.

Some of our ideas will take a little work on your part and some of them are quick and easy. Whichever route you choose to take, you can be sure that mom will smile fondly and appreciate your thoughtfulness for her and her garden.

If you have kids, don’t forget to download the free watering can picture below and have them create a simple project for mom. With a little creative coloring and a seed packet of mom’s favorite flowers, they will have an inexpensive gift for mom that will keep giving all season long.

If you have a question for us here at Her Gardening Blog, please leave a comment below the podcast. We will be happy to answer your questions and build an entire weekly podcast around them. Enjoy!

 

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Podcast: Treating Thatch in a Lawn

podcast.jpgWe are pleased to announce that Her Gardening Blog will be airing a weekly podcast for all of your gardening needs. We are excited to bring you the latest and greatest information to help your garden grow more beautiful each season.

This week we are focusing on lawn care by discussing thatch in a lawn. We will discuss what thatch is and what you need to do about it in order to have a beautiful lawn every year. We will even tell you why you need to worry about thatch. We will discuss power raking to remove the thatch and when you need to ideally power rake your lawn. We will also discuss the importance of applying a product containing humic acid or humates and what benefits that will bring to your lawn.

If you have a question for us here at Her Gardening Blog, please leave a comment below the podcast. We will be happy to answer your questions and build an entire weekly podcast around them. Enjoy!

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