Northern & Central Midwest
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Stunning Black and White Calla Lilies
Calla lilies ( Zantedeschia ) are valued for their speckled leaves and unusual, cup-shaped flowers that come in a variety of colors. Two new varieties -- one with black flowers and one with white...
Best Birches for the South
White-bark birches, such as paper birch ( Betula papyrifera ) and European white birch ( B. pendula ), are popular landscape plants in the North, but not widely grown in the South. Southern...
Americans Not Eating Their Fruits and Veggies
Many Americans are familiar with the "5 A Day" program that encourages people to eat more whole fruits and vegetables. Although the U.S. government, food advocacy groups, and public health...
Keeping Ants Out of Hummingbird Feeders
Feeding hummingbirds is a popular pastime for many gardeners, who hang hummingbird feeders containing sugar water outdoors close to their windows for easy viewing. One of the drawbacks of...
In the Garden
It seems everyone loves onions, but do you know how many different types of onions are actually out there? Aside from the standard slicing onion we love on hamburgers or atop a bowl of pinto beans (a favorite from my southern roots), there are sweet...
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The Institute for Plant-Based Nutrition The Institute for Plant-Based Nutrition is a good resource for those interested in vegetarian...
Growing Flowers Organically The Complete Flower Gardener , by Karan Davis Cutler and Barbara Ellis (Wiley, 2006; $34.95) is...
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- Get Rid of Mosquito Larvae
- Cut Peonies With Care
- Get Rid of Lawn Moss
- Choose Container Plants Carefully
- Watch for Rose Slugs