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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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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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14 Gifts for Flea Market Gardeners

Holiday and birthday gift guide for Flea Market Gardeners! If you can’t mange to wangle a truck load of rocks or mulch (a really good idea!), here is a good page to stick under the nose of a loved one, to give them an idea of gifts that we Flea Market Gardeners like. Many of the things we especially like ...

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Create Healthy Soil For Healthy Plants

MARIPOSA COUNTY – Anyone who likes to garden knows that healthy plants come from healthy soil. But most of us in the foothills aren’t blessed with that. We have to work at making it. You’ll learn how to make your soil the best that it can be at a free “Nurturing the Soil” workshop by Mariposa County Master Gardeners president ...

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Christmas Springs, Christmas Springs!

It’s ‘spring’ for the holidays! Due to a mysterious surplus of rusty bed springs amongst us here at Flea Market Gardening,…many ‘spring’ projects have been used this Fall in Holiday decorations this year! Here’s what has been done by our gardening crafters:

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