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New Compact Obedient Plant
Obedient plant ( Physostegia ) is a widely adapted perennial flower that is so-named, not for its compact and controllable growth habit, but for the way the flowers can be bent into a desired...
On-Line Fruit Encyclopedia
If youre a fruit nut, heres a Web site for you. Fruitipedia.com is an on-going encyclopedia of edible fruits of the world that lists almost 300 different fruits from around the world. Developed...
The Soil Sifter
Many garden plants love a loose, fertile topsoil for growing. This is especially true of fine-rooted plants. However, unless youre willing to buy bagged topsoil or compost or have someone screen...
Keeping Kudzu Under Control
Its considered the scourge of the South. Kudzu is a perennial, vining weed that has taken over thousands of acres of land in the Southeast. It spreads at a rate of 150,000 acres a year and, with...
In the Garden
Assuming air temperatures in the high 80s, you can indeed transplant more color into the garden. Some choices include fibrous begonia, calendula (pot and winter marigold), chrysanthemums, crape myrtles, dahlias, daylilies, delphiniums,...
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Shows & Events
8th Annual Heirloom Tomato Tasting Saturday, August 8, 9:00am, at Roger's Gardens, Steve Goto will offer samples of nearly 100...
Clever Gardening Technique
Pliers as Weeders Use pliers to pull tree seedlings without having them break off at ground level and grow back...
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- Think Overwintering Veggies!
- Hot-Weather Germination
- No More Corn Planting
- Summer Watering
- Fertilize A Bit