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Exercise in a Garden Gym
Gardeners naturally spend lots of time outdoors. But just because theyre outdoors doesnt necessarily mean theyre getting the right kind of exercise. A group in England is trying to change that....
A Simpler Way to Make New Plants
Air layering is a gardening propagation technique where new roots are encouraged to grow on a stem or branch of an herbaceous or woody plant in order to create a new plant. Its a convenient way...
Barriers for Root Weevils
Root weevils are destructive pests of many plants including strawberries, raspberries, rhododendrons, euonymus, and azaleas. The young larvae feed on the roots, while the black, snouted, weevil...
New Purple Poppies
Oriental poppies are one of the darlings of the perennial garden. Their large, showy flowers herald the beginning of the summer flower season. An outstanding new variety is causing a stir in...
In the Garden
I take an almost silly pleasure in my saguaro. I planted it as a small spike 15 years ago. Even though it was only about 4 feet tall and 6 inches in diameter with no arms, it was surprisingly heavy, requiring two people to hold it steady during...
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Bat Conservation International Sadly, bats are often feared. However, according to Bat Conservation International , just one...
Favorite or New Plant
Argentine Giant The common name of Echinopsis candicans (recently reclassified from Trichocereus candicans )...
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- Add to Your Cactus Collection
- Collect Seeds
- Maintain Soil Moisture for Tomatoes and Peppers
- Increase Watering Frequency for Citrus
- Check Irrigation System