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How To Plant A Water Wise Container Garden – WGN 9 News

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

Shawna Coronado appears on WGN 9 News (Chicago) as a sustainability and greening expert. She plants a conservation oriented container garden and educates on planting perennial gardens with the appropriate water-saving soil. WGN 9 News gave The Casual Gardener Co. permission to utilize this video for demonstrating Shawna Coronado’s expertise on television. This video is uploaded to You Tube with permission. See more of Shawna at www.shawnacoronado.com

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    Planting A “Green” Container Garden – Save Money & Water!

    Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

    Shawna Coronado from the www.gardeningnude.com green lifestyle blog shows you how to plant a green and conservation centered flowerpot. Shawna is a green lifestyle and garden expert and the author of a green living book called “Gardening Nude.” See more of Shawna and her tips at http

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      What is this garden tool called?

      Saturday, September 3rd, 2011

      The tool has a long shaft and then on the end has 6 angled star shaped spikes that sort of cross over each other. when one is spun the others spin in an interlocking chain reaction. It appears to be a tool that is pushed along dirt in order to make holes or for some other use.

      If you could tell me what this tool is called that would be great.

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        What's a good online tool for garden design?

        Thursday, September 1st, 2011

        If an online tool isn’t available, I’d also take software suggestions. I’d love to have it also have plant suggestions, ect.

        I just bought a house and it has a lovely backyard that is all dirt at this point. When spring hits, I have to start planting!

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          Rittenhouse Stainless Steel Tools

          Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

          www.rittenhouse.ca Bruce shows us some of Rittenhouse’s finest garden tools. These stainless steel garden tools feature solid red oak handles and supurb stainless steel blades. With four different tools to choose from, you are sure to exactly what you need. Beautifully striking for groundbreaking ceremonies! For more information and pricing please go to our website at http

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            Is it possible to adjust the power of blowing/suction on a garden tool ?

            Sunday, July 31st, 2011

            I have a combo tool. It blows the dirt, leaves etc. to create a pile with certain attachment. With a different attachments it sucks the pile of dry leaves into the bag attached that could be emptied in a waste can. Lately, it blows so hard (even after turtle/hare adjustment), that it really blows out mulch(naturally hardened over 18 months) from the flowerbed along with the dry leaves. On the other hand, its suction has gotten so weak, that the nozzle has to be held steady within an inch of the surface (say driveway, steps), to pickup the dry leaves.
            I would like to increase the suction power, so I can walk around sweeping the area. At the same time, I would like to reduce the blowing power, so I can slowly move the dry leaves in a nice pile in a corner.
            Thanks in advance.

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              How do I create a flower garden around a tree? I am a beginner in gardening and planting?

              Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

              I have an old tree in front of my home. I like to add a flower bed around the tree, but I am new to planting and gardening. Also, my lawn needs a lot of care. Last year my husband tilled part of our lawn and we replanted new grass, but our lawn looks very unhealty with a lot of try, burned like spots. What can I do to have a healthy lawn, and how do I go about creating my flower bed around the tree. I like to put a border around the tree like a small wall maybe. I want the flower bed be higher than the actual lawn. We have mostly clay dirt. Can you give me some advice and/or help. Thanks.

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                do you have to buy dirt for a vegetable garden?

                Friday, April 22nd, 2011

                Can you plant vegetables just into the ground or should you buy special dirt?
                If the soil at your home is poisonous should you create a garden for vegetables with purchased dirt in a box with a base?
                thanks in advance
                sorry! goodness i assumed dirt and soil were one and the same.
                things do grow on our SOIL but testing has shown it is poisonous and i dont want to eat infected vegetables from the SOIL/dirt

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                  There is dog feces in my vegetable garden, can I still use the dirt to grow vegetables?

                  Friday, March 18th, 2011

                  I want to plant a garden in my backyard and I have recently found out that my neighbor has a routine of taking his dog into my backyard to do his duty and not cleaning it up! I know dog manure can carry parasites that can effect humans and I need to know if I can still use the dirt to grow vegetables. There isn’t much noticeable dog manure but I have seen some.

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                    Help with vegetable gardening?

                    Friday, December 24th, 2010

                    I have made a 12×4 raised garden bed and found the perfect sunny location for it. Within a couple of days I will put in and prepare the dirt. I live in Virginia and have nice, hot summers. We would love to have lots of peppers, maybe cherry tomatoes, parsley & oregano. I would love to hear some information on if these would go well together and maybe what other types of vegetables would grow well with these as well as the easiest to take care of. This is our first vegetable garden so the easiest is best. Also, should I be planting a particular flower plant with these to keep away bugs? Any help is appreciated…

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