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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
Landscape problems are often noticed too late, long after pests have infested and damaged plants. But you can prevent future severe outbreaks of some insects and mites by using a dormant spray of horticultural oil.
My grandmother used a dormant...
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Favorite or New Plant
Creeping Oregon Grape One of my favorite shrubs that will provide year-round interest in the woodland garden is...
Organic Gardening in the West Since I began my career on the farm/ranch as a avid organic gardener, I've used this little book...
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- Prepare the Soil
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