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Build a Rain Garden
Storm water runoff can be a big problem in summer during heavy thunderstorms. As the water rushes across roofs and driveways, it picks up oil and other pollutants. Municipal storm water treatment...
A Different Lamb's Ears
When you say lambs ears ( Stachys byzantina ), most flower gardeners think of the perennial with silvery white, wooly foliage and purple flower spikes. However, there is another version of lambs...
All About Watermelons
There is nothing that says summertime like fresh watermelon. If youre looking for more ways to use watermelons in recipes, as decorations, or in activities with your kids, check out the...
New False Aster
Boltonia is a flower in the aster family that blooms in late summer. A North American native, boltonia produces masses of white, pink, or violet flowers, depending on the variety. This perennial...
In the Garden
My interest in pieris began ten years ago when I was mentally designing the greenbelt that surrounds our property. I wanted a low-maintenance evergreen shrub with seasonal interest that would be equally happy in sun or shade. As I scoured local...
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Organic Lawn Care If your heart's desire is to grow a lawn without spending hours each week taking care of it, and...
Favorite or New Plant
Daylilies I've been noticing a lot of daylilies lately. These tough, hardy perennials seem to be making a...
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- Reduce Blossom End Rot
- Control Budworms
- Water Deeply
- Plant Fall Crops
- Watch For Bean Beetles