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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
One of my favorite summer activities is to watch the antics of hummingbirds in flight and when they sip nectar from the flowers and the feeder. My family on the western slope of Colorado will often have 20 or more hummers at the feeder in the summer...
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National Audubon Society Learn how to create a healthy and wildlife-friendly yard. Birdfeeding basics, plants for birds...
Favorite or New Plant
Cardinal Flower The cardinal flower ( Lobelia cardinalis ) is one of my favorites for a water feature, at the...
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- Water Containers Regularly
- Prune Back Flowers
- Hand-Pick Bean Beetles
- Give a Final Feeding to Perennials
- Water Dry Spots in Lawn