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Striking Purple-Leaved Pineapple Lily
Pineapple lily ( Eucomis comosa ) is a subtropical plant that produces sword-like leaves and pineapple-like flowers. Its hardy only in USDA zones 7 to 10 but can be grown as an annual in colder...
Identify Your Plants Via E-mail
It happens even to the most knowledgeable gardeners: You see a plant you like but you don't know the name of it, and your gardening friends don't know what it is either. Sometimes even a local...
New, Stronger String Trimmer
Cutting weeds and edging grass with a string trimmer is a thankless job, yet many homeowners like the manicured look that these machines afford. One of the most annoying aspects of using string...
Will Biofuels Help Reduce Global Warming?
Biofuels are all the rage. With soaring oil prices and a desire to reduce our dependence on foreign energy resources, there's a lot of interest in growing corn and other crops to be processed into...
In the Garden
If you could put in a new landscape now that would still be cutting edge in the year 2020, what would it look like? Landscapes, like the plants in them, grow up and mature over time. Some become quite dated and end up being revamped or replaced....
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The Texas Manual on Rainwater Harvesting The Texas Manual on Rainwater Harvesting is an 88-page document providing extensive guidance on...
Tool or Gardening Product
Garden Hose Timer Ever set the water sprinklers late in the day and forget they were on when you went to bed? The...
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