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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
Compost tea, that is. Being touted as the next big thing in gardening, compost tea is reported to increase disease resistance in plants, reduce fertilizer and water needs as well as plant stress, and improve soil structure, aeration, retention of...
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International Compost Tea Council The International Compost Tea Council Web site provides answers to the most frequently asked...
Compost Tea Dr. Elaine Ingham, the soil biologist who has played one of the biggest roles in the evolution of...
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