Blanching is necessary before freezing almost all vegetables. It stops enzyme actions that can cause loss of flavor, color and texture. Blanching cleanses the vegetable surface, brightens the color of the vegetables, and limits the loss of vitamins. It also makes vegetables easier to pack for freezing. Blanching time varies with the type and size…

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Complete guide to buying or building window flower boxes. Complete guide to buying or building window flower boxes.

Flower boxes can brighten and improve your home with a floral face lift! Buying or Building flower boxes that will last for decades “Will” save you time, money, effort and stress in the long run. Please read this before purchasing or building your flower boxes to ensure that you buy or build the best boxes…

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Tips for growing butterfly bushes in your garden. Butterfly Bush planting and care. Tips for growing butterfly bushes in your garden. Butterfly Bush planting and care.

Buddleia, also known as, ‘butterfly bush’, is one of the most beautiful and easiest flowers to care for. The blooms may be purple, white, pink, or red and appear in late summer. The leaves are gray-green and range from 4-10” long and are 1-3” wide. Even though butterfly bushes are an easy plant to grow,…

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