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Big Trees Felled By Tiny Fungi
Urban trees tend to have shortened lives, some living no more than 50 to 80 years. Urban forests in many metro areas have started to mature and decline, and are very susceptible to trunk-rotting and buttress root-rotting organisms. More...

Fire Ant Control in the Fall
When you think of fire ants in the fall, "vulnerable" isn't the first word that pops into your mind. But it should be. If you are going to treat fire ants only once a year, do it in the fall. Fire ants are easier to kill in the fall. More...

Emerald Ash Borer
Emerald Ash Borer
Identifying Emerald Ash Borer
As fall's colors emerge, it's hard to miss the striking gold and purple leaves of ash trees lining streets and roads in many Midwestern states. However, when emerald ash borer arrives, many ash trees planted in towns, cities and conservation plantings could be lost. More...

Composting Yard Waste
While it may seem easy to put those raked leaves and other yard waste in plastic bags and toss them out as garbage, composting can be just as easy and much better for the environment. Composting decomposes organic matter into a dark, crumbly material similar to humus. Finished compost provides nutrients and helps soil retain water by increasing the valuable organic matter in the lawn and garden. More...

   Riding Lawn Mower Cover Riding Lawn Mower Cover Preparing a Lawn for Winter
When it's time for the last cutting of your lawn, how low should you cut? Your area's winter snowcover should help you decide whether to cut it short or leave it long. If you live in a heavy snow area, cut the grass to about 1.5 inches in fall to prevent it from matting down... More...

Preserving Flowers
Some flowers are easy to preserve: baby's breath, celosia, yarrow, statice, globe amaranth, strawflower and artemesia.  But every flower responds differently to drying and preserving. Experiment to get the results you want with the flowers you have. More...
Herb Swag Herb Swag

Saving Seeds
As fall approaches, enthusiastic gardeners want to store seed for next year's production. Before you decide to save seed from your plants, it's important to consider whether saving seed will get you the type of plants you want. More....

Mind Your Mulch
Mulches can be an effective way to make soil moisture "last longer" in landscape and garden. They are frequently used in the landscape to conserve water by reducing weed growth, minimizing evaporation, and retaining moisture. Mulching can reduce rotting by keeping vegetables such as squash and tomatoes out of contact with soil. Organic mulches also lessen soil compaction, slow down erosion and improve soil texture when later tilled into the soil.. More...

The Benefits of Earthworms
1. The constant tunneling of earthworms allows the free passage of air into and out of the soil. 2. Worms' burrowing also breaks up the hard pan and plow sole created by mechanical tillage. More...

Time to Order Fall Bulbs
As summer begins to wane, it is time to decide which spring flowering bulbs you want to add to your landscape. You need to select good quality bulbs for planting, paying attention to size and firmness. More...

Marilyn Waters the Lawn
Marilyn Waters the Lawn
Lawn Care During Drought
Irrigate your lawn efficiently and effectively to get the most benefit from the water you're using. Irrigate when you see the signs of moisture stress — a dull and blue-green color, folded leaf blades, wilted blades or when your family's footprints remain visible in the grass... More... 

Spacing Plants in Rows
After choosing a garden site, the next step is to plan the arrangement of crops in the garden. Proper spacing between rows is important to allow for growth of plants, ease of cultivation, and efficient use of space. More.
ATV Planter
ATV Planter

  • Organic Production Guides
  • Ferns Freshen Flats
  • Saving Holiday Gift Plants
  • Tabletop Christmas Trees
  • Gifts for Gardeners
  • Overwintering Geraniums
  • Selecting Holiday Plants
  • Preventing Sunscald
  • Stopping Squash Bugs
  • Rabbit Resistant Flowers
  • Potted Perennials in Winter
  • Planting Fall Wildflowers
  • Planting a Second Crop
  • Knowing What's What in the Garden
  • Trellis Home Vegetables
  • Preventing Thatch
  • How to Mulch a Tree
  • Cross-Pollinating Cherry Trees
  • Talking to Plants
  • Planning a Water Garden
  • Nectar Plants that Attract Hummingbirds
  • The Many Varieties of Tomato
  • Arbor Day Tree Planting
  • Allergenic Plants
  • Growing Asparagus
  • Constructing a Berry Bed
  • Extending Harvest With Spring Planting
  • Clearing the Air with Houseplants
  • Time to Plant Asparagus
  • Girdling and Ringing
  • Autumn Tree Planting
  • Beware of Toxic Carrots
  • Don't Dress Tree Wounds
  • Time to Order Fall Bulbs
  • Don't Feed a Tree That Isn't Hungry
  • Pruning Flowering Shrubs
  • Helping Drought-Stressed Trees
  • Planting for Hummingbirds
  • Horticulture Lexicon
  • Seed Catalogs
  • Hold the Salt and Save the Plants
  • Is it a Yam or a Sweet Potato?
  • Site Selection for Roses
  • Add Silicon in the Greenhouse
  • Garden Anywhere With a Compost Sock
  • Growing Heirlooms
  • Time to Plant Garlic
  • Dividing Perennials
  • Cutting Lawn Care Costs
  • Pruning Lilacs
  • Autumn Tree Planting 
  • Adding Color to Autumn Landscapes
  • Grow Your Own Starts
  • Home Gardening Crop Rotations
  • Signs of Drought Stress in Conifers
  • Crape Murder!
  • Blending Grasses for Year-Round Lawn
  • Growing Corn
  • Moving Houseplants Outdoors
  • Lawnmower Bites, Kills Tree
  • Cultivating a Cutting Garden
  • Preparing Soil
  • Starting a Garden from Seed
  • Recycling Christmas Trees
  • Brighten Winter With Holly
  • Living Christmas Trees
  • Letting Leaves Lie
  • Potted Perennials in Winter
  • The Benefits of Earthworms
  • Aphid Control Without Chemicals
  • Saving Rainfall
  • Selecting and Using a Lawn Spreader
  • Revealing Signs of Spring
  • Preventing Herbicide Horrors
  • Prepare Ornamental Grasses for Spring
  • Growing Oaks from Acorns
  • Tips for Growing Tomatoes by the Ton
  • Saving on Beneficials
  • Planning a Water Garden
  • Diagnosing Plant Ailments
  • A Choice of Tomatoes
  • Creating a Container Herb Garden
  • Shade Tree Care
  • Good Trees for Successful Lawns
  • Small Space Gardening
  • Growing Blueberries
  • Planting for Deer Resistance
  • A Glossary of Gardens
  • Winterizing Irrigation Systems
  • Remove Grass Clippings, or Not?
  • Testing Garden Soil
  • Alternative Evergreens
  • When to Prune
  • Protecting Evergreens in Winter
  • Tips on Watering Trees in Fall
  • Planting Fall Flowers
  • Spring Lawn Mower Maintenance
  • Forcing Bulbs for Winter Blooms
  • Creating a Container Flower Garden
  • Ornamental Grasses Stand Up To Winter
  • Frost Seeding
  • Preserving Poinsettia
  • The Virtual Greenhouse
  • Keeping Out the Kudzu Bugs
  • Taking Care of Raspberry Plants in Fall
  • Scouting Key to Mole Control
  • Extending Harvest With Spring Planting
  • Turning Up the Heat in Peppers
  • When Fruit Trees Bear No Fruit
  • Xeriscaping
  • Attracting Butterflies to Gardens
  • Apple-Free Crabapples
  • Watering Plants
  • Deck Gardening
  • Soil Sampling
  • Crop Rotation in the Garden
  • Seedless Watermelons
  • Spring Lawn Mower Maintenance
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    Pea Tunnel

    Paradise in Plain Sight
    Paradise in Plain Sight

    Lessons from a Zen Garden

    Rainbow Mix Coleus Seeds
    Rainbow Mix Coleus Seeds

    Garden Belt
    Garden Belt

    Homegrown and Handmade: A Practical Guide to More Self-Reliant Living
    Homegrown and Handmade

    A Practical Guide to More Self-Reliant Living

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    Grocery Gardening

    The Winter Harvest Handbook
    The Winter Harvest Handbook

    Gardeners Knee Pads
    Gardeners Knee Pads

    Ratchet-Action Pruner
    Ratchet-Action Pruner

    Roto Driller
    Roto Driller

    Light Sensing in Plants
    Light Sensing in Plants

    used books

    The Identification of Flowering Plant Families
    Including a Key to Those Native and Cultivated in North Temperate Regions
    Gloxinias and How to Grow Them
    by Peggie
    Garden Bucket Caddy
    Garden Bucket Caddy

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