Western Mountains and High Plains
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New Colorful Butterfly Bush
The butterflies have flown South and West for the winter, but that doesnt mean you cant start thinking of ways to lure them back into your garden next summer. Butterfly bushes ( Buddleia ) are...
Colorful Book on Plants
While most gardeners enjoy practical books on gardening techniques and plants, sometimes its nice to have a book that just wows you. The Bizarre and Incredible World of Plants (Firefly Books,...
DonÂt Touch Your African Violets
Theres no doubt that African violet plants are beautiful. In looking at and caring for them, its tempting to touch the fuzzy leaves and colorful flowers. While most plants can take this...
Bird Feeders Spread Noxious Weeds
Bird feeding is a popular fall activity. People love to watch the birds gathering at the feeder; plus, feeding helps birds survive the winter. However, anyone who has watched birds at a feeder...
In the Garden
The trees and shrubs in your landscape have built-in coping skills to help them survive during the winter. Deciduous trees and shrubs drop their leaves, store energy reserves, and go dormant over the winter. Evergreens, however, take a different path....
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Botany for Fun Young gardeners or those interested in knowing the inner workings of plants will enjoy Botany...
Clever Gardening Technique
Ridding Houseplants of Excess Salts Some potting soils and water sources will cause salts to build up on the rims of porous clay pots...
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- Prepare Roses
- Empty Porous Clay Pots
- Plant Containerized Bulb Gardens
- Wrap Young, Thin-Barked Trees
- Winterize the Lawnmower