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Juice May Reduce AlzheimerÂs Risk
Alzheimer's disease is deadly for many older Americans, but it appears diet can be protective. Recent research suggests that we can reduce our risk of getting Alzheimers disease by drinking fruit...
Large-flowered pansies are great cool-weather flowers that gardeners in the southern and western U.S. often enjoy throughout the winter. In colder climates, however, such as the Northeast and...
Easy Way to Collect Yard Waste
Fall is garden cleanup time. As the flowers, vegetables, and herbs fade, its time to pull up or cut back the plants. Gardeners either compost the plants or send them to a recycling center. Many...
Hospitals Offer Organic Food
Not only is a stay in the hospital stressful, hospital food has a notorious reputation for being tasteless and of poor nutritional quality. That may be changing, however. A new agreement will give...
In the Garden
My tastes tend toward the bizarre, much to my poor mother's chagrin. I love odd plants, such as Venus fly traps, mosses and lichens, and anything that is a little on the weird side. A rabbit foot fern ( Polypodium aureum ) with its hairy, creeping...
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Organic Controls for Pests and Diseases Organic Pest & Disease Control , a Taylor's Weekend Gardening Guide, by Barbara Ellis (Houghton...
Clever Gardening Technique
Leaf Cuttings I love to grow new plants from leaf cuttings. Any plant with prominent veins can be propagated...
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- Fertilize Rhododendrons, Azaleas, and Camellias
- Beware Yellow Jackets
- Water Trees Deeply
- Allow Perennials To Go To Seed
- Move Woodpiles Away from Buildings