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Tips & Tricks: A Crop in Your Garden

Tips & Tricks: A Crop in Your Garden

In winter, we’ve always fed birds to help them survive the cold. Sunflower seed is the most widely popular snack with them! If you want to grow sunflowers or other farm plants in your garden, you can start a crop, using the rough soil surface.  more..

Tips & Tricks: Think Abstract, or Crawlers to Waterlilies

Tips & Tricks: Think Abstract, or Crawlers to Waterlilies

Abstract painting teaches us that transitions or gradations in size look delicious. Consider this diagram: more..

Tips & Tricks: Under the Trees

Tips & Tricks: Under the Trees

It rarely happens that the grass under a tree is the same as around it. The lack of light causes the grass to turn yellow, disappear altogether, or give way to crawlers. A tree will feel better anchored if the surface under it is not the same as around it.  Click on the thumbnail for more examples. more..