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21st Century Greens
As the world population soars toward a predicted peak of around 9 billion by the middle of this century, the global food system falls short both in providing adequate nutritional support to many...
The National Heirloom Exposition
If you are one of the many gardeners interested in growing heirloom vegetables, fruits, and flowers, you can find out more by attending the National Heirloom Exposition at the Sonoma County...
Orchids are Tops
What is the highest value floriculture crop these days? According to an article in the July 2011 issue of Greenhouse Grower, it's no longer poinsettias. As noted in the USDA's Floriculture Crops...
Bronze Birch Borer Resistance
The bronze birch borer is a native insect that can weaken and kill birches in landscape plantings. While trees that are stressed by dry soil are most vulnerable, different species of birches have...
In the Garden
Hail, or "the white combine" as the old timers refer to it, is an unwelcome weather event that gardeners dread. Many of you have sent me comments on the hail that devastated your gardens. Unfortunately, when hail hits late in the growing season, there...
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Favorite or New Plant
Hens and Chicks Since childhood, sempervivums have been in my garden, no matter where I go. Commonly known as...
Clever Gardening Technique
Make a Pocket Herb Garden In limited space you can still grow a successful herb garden by constructing a pocket garden. Use...
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- Be Patient with Peppers
- Plant for a Fall Crop
- Wage Biological Warfare
- Handpick Bean Beetles
- Keep Weeds at Bay