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Orchids for Dummies
Orchids are one of the hottest plants in the United States. They are second only to poinsettias as the most popular potted plant, and they are becoming more widely available. You can find orchids...
Colorful Asparagus Beans
Asparagus beans are the oriental version of our popular pole bean. They love warm weather, growing vigorously and producing an abundance of long, thin, crunchy beans with small seeds. They are...
Eat My Car
Toyota Motor Corporation is developing new plastic products made from natural materials to be used in building their cars. Bioplastics are biodegradable, their production doesnt increase the...
Best Lamium for Shade
The Chicago Botanic Garden has evaluated 21 different dead nettles ( Lamium ) over the past six years to determine the best varieties in their USDA zone 5 climate. Lamium is a colorful shade or...
In the Garden
With our busy schedules, sometimes we just don't have time to enjoy the fruits of our labors during the daylight hours. It is possible to create a garden that does double duty in the dark! To enjoy your garden in the evening hours, you just need to add...
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Shows & Events
Plant Sale Find plants for your evening garden at the San Francisco Botanical Garden Society Plant Sale at...
Clever Gardening Technique
Add Sulfur to Lawn Fertilizer Add sulfur to lawn fertilizer to control fungus disease. The head gardener at Sunset Magazine ,...
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- Keeping Flower Bulbs Tidy
- Plant Vegetable Seeds
- Plant Perennials
- Fertilize Lawns
- Watch for Oak Moth Caterpillars