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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
With the concerns so many of us have about our environment these days, it seems only natural to pick methods of controlling insects and diseases in the garden that are nontoxic to anything except the pest we need to control.
In fact, many old-time...
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Managing Trees The U.S. Forest Service St. Paul Field Office Web site contains a wealth of information about...
Clever Gardening Technique
Slugs Bugging You? Slugs have no happy place in a gardener's heart, so here's a spray that will help eliminate them....
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- Dig Bulbs for September Planting
- Transplant Lilies
- Plant Fall Crops
- Harvest Potatoes Carefully
- Store Only the Best Apples