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Poison Ivy Gets Pumped Up
One of the scourges of summer is dermatitis from contact with poison ivy. The leaves, branches, and roots of this perennial vining weed contain an oil ( urushiol ) that, once it penetrates your...
The First True Red Hydrangea
One visit to your local garden center and its clear that mophead hydrangeas ( Hydrangea macrophylla ) are very popular. While pink or blue flowers have been the most popular colors, plant...
Veggies Help Prevent Clogged Arteries
Its common knowledge that eating vegetables is good for us, and a recent study helps us understand at least one reason why. In laboratory tests on rodents, researchers at Wake Forest University...
Add Water-Absorbing Gel After Planting
Water-absorbing crystals are often used to keep containers, hanging baskets, and pots moist during dry summer weather. The traditional way to apply the crystals is to mix them into the potting...
In the Garden
Summer is such a wonderful time -- the fruit is ripening, vegetables are beginning to bear, and flower gardens are joyous. With the exception of watering and weeding, there's not much to do except enjoy. If you have the opportunity, may I suggest that...
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Glorious Gardens to Visit in Northern California Glorious Gardens to Visit in Northern California , by Priscilla Dunhill and Sue Freedman (Three...
Favorite or New Plant
Spider Flower Spider flower (cleome) is a beautiful annual for the cutting garden. It will reach 6 feet in...
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- Pull Weeds
- Water and Fertilize Citrus
- Irrigate Redwood Trees
- Remove Spent Flowers
- Check Irrigation Systems