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An Apple a Day Helps Memory
The old adage "An apple a day keeps the doctor away" can now be amended to include keeping your memory sharp as you age. Research at the University of Massachusetts Lowell suggests that drinking 2...
New Colorful, Heat-Tolerant Plants
The heat is on this summer, and many gardeners are wondering which flower varieties will perform the best during these hot, sultry days. To help gardeners decide, researchers at the University of...
A More Efficient Way To Water
Many gardeners keep their lawns looking green and lush by putting their sprinkler irrigation systems on a timer to automatically provide adequate water for their grass. While automatic systems are...
Unique Hanging Planters
Its not too late to plant container gardens, especially if youre growing in hanging containers such as the handy Plug & Grow bags. Designed to hang from a ceiling, deck, or porch, each...
In the Garden
To me, gardening is as compelling as breathing. My husband thinks gardening is sadistic torture, a sad residue from his youth when he had to mow the 1/3-acre lawn with a manual push mower. Why do parents do this to kids? He takes no joy whatsoever in...
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Blithe Tomato The Blithe Tomato , by Mike Madison (Heyday Books, 2006; $15), is a behind-the-scenes look at...
Clever Gardening Technique
Soak Potted Plants Soak potted plants in a bucket rather than watering overhead with a hose. Indoor plants, in...
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- Control Budworms
- Fertilize Tuberous Begonias
- Patrol for Tomato Hornworms
- Pinch and Fertilize Fuchsias
- Prune and Shape Rhododendrons