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Unusual Butterfly Geranium
Geraniums (Pelargoniums) are classic summer annuals that grace window boxes, containers, and gardens across the country. While most gardeners are familiar with the Martha Washington and zonal...
Japanese Beetles Thrive With Global Warming
Global warming is affecting plants, animals, and insects in ways we are just starting to understand. Unfortunately, not all species will be affected equally, and some of the worst pests of garden...
Prevent Dog Spots on Your Lawn
Mans best friend can be one of the lawns worst enemies. Dead areas on lawns from dogs "doing their business" are a common sight in urban and suburban areas with little green space. While the...
Eat Veggies to Build Muscles
Most people think protein is essential to building and maintaining muscles. While protein is a key ingredient, it turns out that vegetables and fruits are just as important. Its the high level of...
In the Garden
Since they only stay in the garden for one season, annuals offer an opportunity to experiment with different foliage textures and flower colors each and every year. If you don't like the effect you've created one year, you can simply chalk it up to...
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Garden Puns and Wisdom Gardeners can sometimes take themselves too seriously. Here's a little comic relief. The Spirit...
Favorite or New Plant
Diascia, a Nonstop Performer One of my favorite plants is Diascia barberae because it asks for so little from me and gives...
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