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Thornless Lime Tree for Containers
Dwarf citrus trees make great container plants because they are adaptable to both indoor and outdoor conditions and produce fruit while taking up very little space. In warm climates (USDA zones...
Handy Tool for Cleaning Up Dropped Fruits
There are many tools for raking and removing leaves that drop on our lawns and gardens, but when it comes to picking up fallen nuts and fruits, most of us resort to picking them up by hand or...
Fruits and Vegetables Are Bigger But Not Better
Large strawberries, huge watermelons, bigger tomatoes -- it seems we have a fascination with large fruits and vegetables. However, in the quest to grow larger and higher-yielding produce, we may...
Perennial Vegetables That Keep on Giving
While perennial flowers have been popular for many years, little attention has been paid to perennial vegetables. Most gardeners think of vegetables as annual crops. In his new book, Perennial...
In the Garden
We can get strawberries in winter and apples in spring, so why not lilacs in fall? We consumers are used to getting what we want, when we want it, and transcontinental shipping has made out-of-season produce available year-round. Now, plant breeders are...
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Rain Gardens It may sound silly to talk about rain gardens during the current drought, but now's the time when...
Clever Gardening Technique
Water Trees and Shrubs with Soaker Hoses The long-range weather forecast calls for drier than normal conditions this fall and winter, so...
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- Gather the Last of the Harvest
- Collect Fall Decorations
- Bring Houseplants Indoors
- Weed the Garden
- Adjust Soil pH