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Craft and Garden Workspaces: We Clean Up!

Spring Cleaning: We straighten up our garden craft supplies! True confession time! Where do you keep your junk, …. I mean “art supplies?” This is a term coined by our own George Weaver, who once showed us his shed, and “art supplies” is now our own term for the junkola that we cobble together to make ART for our gardens. ...

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Shelley’s Vintage ‘China’ Garden

Using china teapots and teacups as garden art! “I’m Shelley Hardman and I live on the Isle of Man which is a small Island in the middle of the Irish sea, between Ireland and Scotland, UK. On the Island we have four recycling centres where people can leave and take usable items free of charge. I’m a regular visitor along ...

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Free Class On Growing Tomatoes

MARIPOSA COUNTY – According to the USDA, 93 percent of gardeners in the U.S. plant tomatoes every year. Clearly, it’s our most popular home-grown fruit. Now is the time to start thinking about planting, caring for and, finally eating it. The Mariposa County Master Gardeners will conduct a free workshop, Tomato 101, on Mar. 15, from 10 a.m. to noon ...

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Odds are Not Odd in Design and Decorating

Have you ever wondered how designers and decorators get items to look just right? Here’s one of their “secrets”. Odd numbers. There has been a lot of study of odd numbers in math and how they affect us aesthetically. I won’t dwell on that here but just know that you eye is usually more attracted to things in odds.

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Crafty Crates In A Flea Market Garden

Crafty crates add vintage charm and memorabilia to the garden Old crates and boxes offer a bit of rustic charm to your garden. They can used be used inside a screened porch or out on a low patio table. Many crates need no drainage holes and are reinforced with metal strapping, sturdy enough to last several years. At Flea Market ...

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Billie’s Rustic and Romantic Country Garden

Meeting Bill Hayman Now and then, we at Flea Market Gardening host a virtual garden tour. This gives our folks, all over, the chance to show off the blooms in their gardens no matter what season! This time we visit Billie Hayman in her Louisiana garden.

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Learn To Prune Fruit Trees At Free Workshop

MARIPOSA – To get the best out of your fruit trees, you have to give them the best care with the right tools at the right time of the year. That right time is now. Mariposa Master Gardeners present a free workshop on pruning presented by fruit tree specialist and Farm Advisor Maxwell Norton Saturday, Jan. 18, from 10 a.m. ...

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Color Confidence, Step Two

If you read Step One for Color Confidence I hope that you’ve been thinking about a room that you want to re-color and restyle. The first step is to examine the function of that room and the mood or feeling tone that you want to create. Color can greatly influence how anyone feels in a room. Use this color meaning ...

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Jeanie’s Woodsy Fairy Garden

Garden Craft Tutorial: Woodland Fairy Garden in a hollow log! Girls may grow up, but rarely lose their fascination with creating tiny worlds that let their imaginations run wild. Remember the fashion to create elaborate and detailed dollhouses? Now, our thoughts turn to fairy gardens! Here, Jeanie describes how she made a woodland garden as a fairy habitat.

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