Kara Demos

Kara Demos is a digital content specialist for Fine Gardening.

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    How to Make a Living Wreath

    A living wreath is a fun and beautiful way to decorate your home with color and texture. In this video, learn the steps for making your own living wreath. Materials…

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    Tip: How to Photograph Your Garden

    Taking a photo in a garden is tricky, and more often than not, it doesn’t come out looking as good as you know your garden really is. Follow a few…

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    Tip: How to Harvest Seeds

    It's best to let seeds ripen on plants until they are almost ready to disperse on their own. Any seed harvested too early will not be viable. Seeds usually change…

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    How to Water a Pot

    There are several basic things that every gardener should know: how to pinch a plant, how to water a pot, how to keep dirt out of your fingernails, etc. In…

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    Tip: How to Pinch a Plant

    Pinching a plant almost feels mean. It has just put out all this nice new growth, and you’re taking it away. But the rewards are worth the sacrifice. Many plants…

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    Tip: Keep Dirt Out of Your Fingernails

    For some, dirt under the fingernails is a badge of honor. It says, “I’m a real gardener.” But try taking those dirty fingernails to a summer cocktail party full of…

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    The Basics of Soil Biology

    Have you ever wondered how to create healthy soil to grow strong and vigorous plants in your garden? In order to create and maintain healthy soil, you need to understand…

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    How to Make a Succulent Pumpkin

    Fall is one of the best times of year. It means colorful changing leaves, sweet treats, family gatherings, and of course decorations! I am always looking for beautiful and fun…