Archive | September, 2013
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Gardening News: Stranger Than Fiction!

  Well, this is odd. I found this little gardening news story on The Telegraph (UK) site, and I had to (had to) share it with you. Because it’s weird. Weirdish, anyway.   Gardening News: The “Veg Plot in a Pot” It sounds like something from a science fiction film, but a plant which produces [...]

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Weed Control: Poison Ivy . . . It’s Not Just an Old Song

Today I decided I would be a little self-centered and do some research on organic weed control for getting rid of the Vine from Hell that is invading everything in the front yard. This vine is a menace to society. It’s big and strong and has murderous thorns. And it spreads itself among the plants [...]

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Gardening News: And the Winner Is . . .

“Horticulture is the science, technology, and business involved in intensive plant cultivation for human use.” Wikipedia Definition of cookery: the art or practice of cooking from Mirriam-Webster Based on the definitions above, who would you guess is most likely to win an award at a horticultural and cookery show? Yes, the most likely to win [...]

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Gardening Tips: How to Clean and Sharpen Garden Tools

Taking care of gardening tools is one of those things that tends to sit quietly on the back burner. During the heavier gardening season, we tend to have a lot more pressing (and interesting) things to do, so . . .  Well, you know how it is. That’s why my gardening tip for this post [...]

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8 Quick Gardening Tips for Fall

  Soon the days will start closing in and a lot of us will be spending a lot more time in front of . . .  the television. (Sad but true.) So, who better to get some fall gardening tips from than Fox News? (Yes, gardening advice is everywhere.)   8 Easy Gardening Tips for [...]

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Garden Planning: Planting Bulbs in Containers

Yesterday”s post (Garden Planning for Spring Bulbs) was on planning ahead for spring by planting bulbs now. That’s all well and good, but how about a little inspiration? For some of that and in case you need a kickstart, Stephanie over at Garden Therapy has some tips and photos on planting bulbs in containers. To [...]

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What Was I Thinking? (Correction and Apology)

A couple of days ago, I had a post on making a bottle tower garden. When I saw the video I curated for that post, I got caught up in the recycling aspect of the idea. Since the post, two readers have reminded me of the hazards of growing food in plastic bottles, the primary [...]

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Garden Planning for Spring Bulbs

As a gardener, you know you have to think ahead. So it won’t come as a big surprise to you when I say that in a few months, a lot of us will be sitting inside moaning and groaning about the (bad) weather. We can’t wait for spring. When will it ever get here? Well, [...]

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Gather Free Organic Compost While Ye May

  It’s almost that time of year when all of the leaves change, and it’s so, so  beautiful that you just can’t stand it. And then the leaves fall off the trees, and you really can’t stand it because you have to . . .  rake them up. Last year I mentioned the up side [...]

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Good Gardening News

Most gardeners who have given any thought to the EPA could come up with a list of things it has done wrong . . .  or things it hasn’t done at all but should have. But there is some good  gardening news regarding the EPA:  It has awarded $30,000 to Green Guerillas, a community-based organization [...]

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