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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
Everyone has their favorite tomato varieties, and after receiving recommendations from Master Gardeners, community gardeners, school gardeners, backyard gardeners, and farmers' market tasters, I'm happy to share them with readers. Here's a compendium,...
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Favorite or New Plant
Colorful Trees Fall colors come alive with beech, birch, coral tree, gingko, liquidambar, magnolia, maidenhair,...
Clever Gardening Technique
Recycling Sunflower Stalks Save the stalks of tall sunflowers, stripped of their side branches and leaves, to use next year...
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- Rush Ripening
- Feed Citrus
- Remove Fruit Mummies
- Fertilize Strawberries
- Prune and Feed Roses One Last Time