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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
In July, summer's heat is upon us, and we're harvesting crops; but fall's cool weather is around the corner, and now's the time to begin planning the cool-weather garden. Besides, it's comforting to look forward to some coolness by starting the seeds...
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Shows & Events
Tomato Tasting Tomato grower Steve Goto will provide more than 80 varieties at Rogers' Gardens' 5th Annual...
Clever Gardening Technique
Birds Love Sunflowers and Insects Encourage birds into your garden to eat the harmful insects by providing whole sunflower seed...
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