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New Curly-Leaved Begonia
Rex begonias are known for their large, highly textured, colorful leaves. This tropical, moisture-loving plant makes an excellent houseplant; outdoors, its commonly grown as an annual in all but...
New Targeted Herbicide Applicator
Removing weeds is not a fun chore. While there are many options for managing weeds in the lawn and landscape, some gardeners turn to an herbicide as a last resort for hard-to-kill weeds....
Royal Vegetable Garden
Not to be outdone by first lady Michelle Obamas new vegetable garden at the White House, Queen Elizabeth II of England has, for the first time since World War II, had gardeners install a...
Salt-Stressed Broccoli More Nutritious?
Broccoli is a nutritious, cool-season crop and a popular ingredient in many recipes. Its loaded with vitamins and antioxidants (cancer-fighting compounds). Now researchers in Spain have found...
In the Garden
As I make my daily walks around my neighborhood, it makes me feel so good to see the efforts everyone is making to beautify their homes and landscapes, not to mention growing food. I thought I'd offer a few tips and reminders for keeping landscapes...
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Favorite or New Plant
Silver Whispers Stone Pine I wanted to try 'Silver Whispers' stone pine in my own garden before touting its great qualities,...
Clever Gardening Technique
Use Same Trellis for Peas and Beans Plant pole beans at the base of your peas. When the peas are finished, the beans should be coming...
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- Let Lawn Go Dormant
- Pick Summer Squash Young
- Net Small Fruits
- Watch for Tent Caterpillars
- Remove Bulb Foliage