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Tempting New Tomato Varieties
Tomatoes are the most popular vegetable grown across the country, and for 2007 there are some new varieties that should peak everyones interest. One of the trends in tomatoes is fruits of...
2007 Perennial Plant of the Year
Each year there are a bevy of perennial flowers to tempt us -- both new and old favorites -- and it can be difficult to choose what to plant. The Perennial Plant Association helps us by naming a...
Gardening With Seniors and Kids
Seniors and kids are a natural combination in the garden. Seniors have years of experience, wisdom, and patience for creating gardens, and kids have the enthusiasm, energy, and strength to help...
Marigolds Thrive With Earthworm Castings
Earthworms are known to be key components of healthy garden soils. They not only aerate the soil with their tunneling, but their droppings or castings are known to be a good plant food, as well....
In the Garden
It's the beginning of a new year and I refuse to let the winter blahs set in. Like everyone else in the country, I'm making a New Year's resolution to get myself in shape. But I'm going to do it by getting my exercise outdoors. We may feel somewhat...
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Clean Air Counts Clean Air Counts is a northern Illinois-based initiative that has been set up to help improve...
Favorite or New Plant
Coral Embers Willow This bright spot in the winter landscape is an easily grown plant that is also readily available....
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- Recycle Holiday Branches
- Start Seeds for Early-Spring Annuals
- Keep Florist Azaleas Blooming
- Take Care of Amaryllis Bulbs
- Force Flowering Branches