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the beauty of summer flowers would last forever? Try extending their
beauty for months indoors by preserving them when they are at their
peak. Some flowers are easy to preserve: baby's breath, celosia,
yarrow, statice, globe amaranth, strawflower and artemesia. More...
| Baby's Breath
|Taking Care of Raspberry Plants in Fall
Avoid overfertilizing and supplemental watering of summer-bearing red
and black raspberries in the fall so that the canes can start hardening
off. Do not prune any raspberry cane at this time unless it is
seriously damaged or diseased. More...
|Planting Fall Flowers
Chrysanthemums, pansies and ornamental kale can add color to a drab
fall garden. Chrysanthemums have been cultivated for more than 1,500
years and come in a wide variety of colors and types. They flower in
many variations of yellow, gold, pink, white, red, bronze and
Lawn Mower on Green Field
|Fall Lawn Care
September is the time to take care of your lawn before the winter.
Since fall weather favors desirable, cool-season grasses, it is also a
good time to lay down sod or re-seed. If you are re-seeding, use a
blend of hybrid grasses that have disease resistance. More...
|Stopping Squash Bugs
Squash bugs (Anasa
tristis) feast on squash, melons, and pumpkins. Adults and the younger
nymphs suck the sap from the plants and feed on the fruits, causing
moderate to severe plant damage. More.
|The Benefits of Earthworms
By eating organic
materials such as manure, leaves, grass and decaying wood, earthworms
break them up at a much faster rate than would otherwise occur.
Nutrient-rich worm burrows allow plant roots to develop faster, thus
making stronger and healthier plants less susceptible to fungus,
disease, or pests. More...
|Planting for Hummingbirds
nothing common about hummingbirds. They are the smallest bird, coming
from the smallest egg and living in the smallest nest; their colors
include metallic greens, blues and reds; they have the highest
metabolism of any animal, with a heartbeat of well over 600 beats per
minute; and they are the only group of birds that can deliberately fly
|Time to Order Fall Bulbs
summer begins to wane, it is time to decide which spring flowering
bulbs you want to add to your landscape. There are three sources for
bulbs: mail order catalog, local nurseries, and discount business. More...
|Lawn Care During Drought
heat and dry conditions can leave lawns wilted and browning. Watering
improperly during drought can result in a less-than-healthy lawn. The
way you manage your lawn will influence the amount of water required to
keep it healthy. Increased nitrogen fertilization and thatch build up
increase the amount and frequency of irrigation needed.. More...
Marilyn Monroe Watering Lawn
in Plain Sight
Lessons from a Zen Garden
Rainbow Mix Coleus Seeds
Homegrown and Handmade
A Practical Guide to More Self-Reliant Living
The Winter Harvest
Gardeners Knee Pads
Sensing in Plants
Identification of Flowering Plant Families
Including a Key to Those Native and Cultivated in North Temperate
and How to Grow Them
by Peggie Schulz