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Weeping Blue Ginger
Are you looking for a plant to brighten your patio this fall and indoors this winter? Why not try this weeping, blue-flowered ginger? Dichorisandra pendula is native to Brazil and thrives in...
New Veggie Soup Cookbook
Fall has arrived and that means its time to warm up the body with tasty and nutritious soups. If youre tired of the same few recipes you keep using over and over, try out this new cookbook. From...
Bulbs that Resist Vole Damage
October is the time to plant spring-flowering bulbs in your garden across much of the country. If you've ever planted tulips, hyacinths, and crocus, only to be frustrated when few flowers emerge...
Students are Happier in Classrooms with Plants
Its widely known that the presence of houseplants in rooms improves air quality, reduces eye irritation and stress, motivates employees, and even improves concentration. In one study, employees...
In the Garden
Autumn is a great time to add all sorts of plants to your low desert landscape because they have six or seven months to establish root systems before hot weather returns. Cacti can be transplanted now, and a few tricks make the task go more smoothly and...
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Favorite or New Plant
Chenille Prickly Pear Cactus Some prickly pear glochids are barely noticeable. Others create noticeable polka dots of color...
Clever Gardening Technique
Removing Glochids from your Skin If cactus glochids get stuck in your skin, try one of these removal methods:
1. Use tweezers...
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