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July 25th, 2012

Segment 1: Jars of memories
Contain memories of each vacation in jars. Make a collection of glass jars each full of special keep sakes to remind you of a special vacation, trip or event. Each day when you see this collection of jars, it will give you hope and something to look forward too on your next trip.  

Segment 2: Perennial care
There are some little extras you can do to make your perennials flourish and grow into beautiful lush plants that provide lots of foliage and flowers for years to come.
1. Water. During the first season water as needed.  Established are more drought-tolerant but still need water.
2. Fertilize. Feed perennials once a year. Chris likes to use granular fertilizer such
as Miracle-Gro Shake and Feed. If you do compost that will work as well.
3. Divide.  Most perennials get larger over time, and sooner or later you'll need to divide them.  In spring or in the fall, dig the clump    up and divide with  in halves, thirds, and fourths.
4. Dead Head. If you remove the dead flower heads during the growing season, then so many varieties of perennials will continue to bloom and re-bloom with lots of flowers in the fall.
5. Mulch. Bark, compost, and other mulches gradually decompose and add lots of nutrients to the soil.  Plus, mulch reduces lots of weeds and helps your plants conserve water. Chris rebarks each winter with about 3 inches of hardwood mulch.
6. Replace and replant. Like us, we don't last forever so even perennials eventually decrease in size and die.  So each year replace your dead plants. The great thing is that there are so many new varieties of perennials that come

July 18th, 2012 - Orange Iced Tea & Stressed Plants - watch now

July 11th, 2012 - Butterflies! - watch now

July 4th, 2012 - Zesty Corn Salad - watch now

June 27th, 2012 - Decorating for July 4th - watch now

June 6th, 2012 - Wild Animal Containers - watch now

May 23rd, 2012 - Fruit Smores are a healthy snack - watch now

May 16th, 2012 - Sweet Smelling Shrubs and Growing Citrus in the South - watch now

May 9th, 2012 - Mother's Day ideas - watch now

May 2nd, 2012 - Summer Color - watch now

April 25th, 2012 - Terrariums and Glowing Containers - watch now

April 18th, 2012 - Beet and Apple Green Salad and Deer Proofing - watch now

April 11th, 2012 - Make potted containers hot and Pots with a twist - watch now

April 4th, 2012 - Easter table and Heat tolerant plants - watch now

March 28th, 2012 - Easter Nest and Yard Art Bunny - check it out

March 21st, 2012 - Made in the shade

March 14th, 2012 - Get Ready for Spring

March 7th, 2012 - Spring Flower Delights! Watch the videos!

February 22nd, 2012 - Using PH to alter plant colors - watch now

February 17th, 2012 - Planting Winter Vegetables and Spring and Summer Color - watch now

February 1st, 2012 - Great Valentines segment - watch now

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