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Gardening Made Easy with Seed Collections
It's always lots of fun to browse through seed catalogs and peruse the racks of seeds at the garden store, marveling at the diversity and beauty of all the varied plants you can grow. But...
Please Don't Share the Daisies
We all know how important it is to wash out hands frequently to avoid sharing germs and spreading illnesses. But who would have guessed that bees might be at risk from germ sharing as they fly...
The Cat's Meow of Catmints
Catmints are longtime perennial favorites in the flower garden. Members of the genus Nepeta , they are dependable, long-blooming, and trouble-free, come in a range of sizes and colors, have...
A Rainbow of Color in the Vegetable Garden
With the increasing interest in edible landscaping and the "food, not lawns" approach to cultivation, gardeners want their food gardens not only to be a bountiful source of fresh produce but to...
In the Garden
Winter may seem like an odd time to be talking about a cactus garden, but a well tended succulent bed adds interest and texture to a sunny corner any time of year. Besides being extremely drought tolerant, cactus and succulent plants are both beautiful...
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Ruth Bancroft Garden The Ruth Bancroft Garden in Walnut Creek is famous for the huge collection of cacti and...
Clever Gardening Technique
Remove Cactus Thorns with Rubber Cement To remove small cactus thorns from fingertips, use rubber cement. Thorns from the opuntia plant...
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- Recycle and Reuse!
- Turn Saucers Upside Down
- Maintain Automatic Irrigation Clocks
- Plant Cover Crops