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Plants to Grow (and Those to Avoid) in Deer Country
Deer are a common problem throughout the country. They love to browse on a variety of trees, shrubs, flowers, and vegetables. Of course, the best deer deterrent is a good fence. Gardeners also...
Shamrock Plants Get a Makeover
To warm-weather gardeners, shamrock plants (Oxalis) are weeds. To Irish-Americans, theyre considered good luck. The new series of shamrocks available for home gardeners might actually turn them...
Watering Cans With a Flair
Now you can choose an indoor watering can with good form and good function that also matches your kitchen decor. The Oxo Indoor Pour & Store Watering Can -- available in seven colors -- features a...
Growing Fragrant Orchids
Orchids are one of the hottest-selling houseplants. In addition to their beauty, they are easy to grow and they flower for weeks, even months. To top it off, some are wonderfully fragrant. There...
In the Garden
If ever a plant variety were misnamed, I think it would have to be Delicious apples, at least the ones commonly found in the grocery store year-round. Mealy and bland, they barely hint at the range of flavors and textures available in other apple...
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North American Fruit Explorers The North American Fruit Explorers (NAFEX) is a network of individuals throughout the United...
Books on Apples and Apple Growing Old Southern Apples , by Creighton Lee Calhoun, Jr. (McDonald and Woodward Publishing Company,...
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