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Protection for Spring Bulbs
Fall is right around the corner, and for gardeners that means planting spring-flowering bulbs, such as tulips, hyacinths, and crocuses. Unfortunately, mice and voles love to munch these newly...
Mist n' Pour Sprayer
Once the weather starts cooling and drying out, misting plants is a good way to raise humidity levels and keep indoor plants healthy. Misting also can help prevent infestations of insects such as...
For the past 35 years, the Dutch-based horticultural organization, Fleuroselect, has been testing and promoting new flower varieties around the world. Each year they trial new varieties in 30 test...
Worm Compost Suppresses Insect Attacks
Its been widely known that mixing worm compost or "vermicompost" into soils growing flower and vegetables will reduce plant diseases and add significantly more nutrients to the soil than regular...
In the Garden
I attended a dinner party at my friend Jean's house on Saturday, and after dinner she offered coffee to her guests. Not wanting the sleepless night that coffee brings to me, but remembering that she had a lovely patch of peppermint in her front yard, I...
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Poisonous Plants The reason Poisonous Plants of Eastern North America by Randy G. Westbrooks and James W....
Clever Gardening Technique
Cactus Collar To transplant a prickly potted cactus, make a collar of folded newspaper to support the plant...
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- Change the Watering Routine
- Plant Cool-Season Annuals
- Plant Citrus
- Root Herb Cuttings
- Pick Up Fallen Fruit