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Rebecca’s Monthly Gardening Tips

A hopefully helpful list of what to do in your garden this month – tried and true tips from the experts.

Edibles to Plant and Grow

Rebecca in the Mercury News


Sustainability We Can Live With

About Growing 2 Shine

Being an avid gardener, born and raised in Indiana, I feel incredible blessed to live in sunny California & be able to grow my own food all year-round! I write a monthly garden column for the San Jose Mercury News & am constantly striving for tips & ideas on how to live a little more gently in regards to ourselves, our planet & each other – basically sustainability we can live with! As a fulltime realtor here in the Bay Area, I help my clients “Go Green” in & around their homes & communities.

I hope you will find my monthly Green Tips useful; & I hope you find inspiration in the monthly Garden Tips & the incredible Edibles You Can Plant & Grow!

WEEKLY GREEN TIP: Save time, money (and hopefully the planet)!

  • Thanksgiving Green Tips!!!

    As Thanksgiving is approaching, here are some useful tips for the holidays!!!

    1. Making homemade holiday decorations will save you time and money AND allow you to do a little family bonding! Paint gourds, use left-over pumpkins, corn cobs, dried flowers, nuts and twigs to create table decorations. Make place cards out of dried leaves. Use string and acorns to make napkin rings…
    2. Don’t forget to donate those leftovers to your local food bank or safety net organization – they would be thankful to have it!!!

    Happy Thanksgiving! 🦃🍂

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