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Feb 20, 2019
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How to Sharpen Lawn Mower Blades
Your lawn mower blade is dull. Sharpen the blade twice each season to help maintain a green, healthy lawn. A sharp blade not only cuts blades clean so grass plants recover quickly, it helps reduce your lawn mowing time. Pull the  ...
Family Handyman
Fix Your Lawn’s Bare Spots
I’ve got a couple of bare spots on this lawn, so I’m going to put in some grass seed and will need a nice, even distribution. Now, if ...
Today's Homeowner
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Encourage insects in your garden
Recent findings suggest that insects could become completely extinct within a century, yet researchers say they are "essential" in order ...
The English Garden
8 Mistakes Growers Make That Cause Tomato Plant Problems
There is nothing better than having fresh, homegrown tomatoes any time of the year. You just cannot replace the flavor of fresh tomatoes ...
Plant Care Today
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Using Variegated Foliage in Garden Design
Every so often I'll meet a new client who emphatically requests that I leave all variegated plants out of their garden's design. Personal ...
Horticulture
Cold Frames For Seedlings: How To Use A Cold Frame In Spring
A cold frame is a simple box structure with a clear lid that you can open and close. It harnesses sunlight to provide a warmer environment ...
Gardening Know How
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Discover the secrets of growing fruit
Bridging the Gap's Heartland Tree Alliance and the Giving Grove are partnering on this three-day class that delves into tree care ...
Greenability
How to Grow Beautiful, Bountiful Kale
Kale's popularity has taken off over the past decade, partly because it has been recognized by science as a "super food" but also because ...
Fine Gardening
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The Joy of a Secluded Garden
Gardeners have long known the value of a good fence or hedge. Putting a barrier between your garden and the outside world creates calm ...
Northern Gardener
Tree Collards: How to Grow and Use Them
The list of perennial vegetables commonly grown in North America runs pretty short. Asparagus, artichokes and rhubarb may be the ...
Horticulture
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What Are Pine Fines – How To Use Pine Fines With Your Soil
Many homeowners dream of creating beautiful and productive flower and vegetable gardens. However, many may be left disappointed once ...
Gardening Know How
Cartoon
"Tobacco is a green, leafy plant... but a cigarette does not count as a salad!"
Copyright © Randy Glasbergen
Trivia
What tree is struck by lightning more than any other tree?
See the answer below.
Aphids On Hibiscus: How To Get Rid Of Hibiscus Aphids
Aphids are a frequent problem on many kinds of plants. These pests are especially problematic on Hibiscus bushes and trees ...
Plant Care Today
What Year Was It?
U.S. Hockey Team Miracle On Ice
What Year
In one of the most dramatic upsets in Olympic history, the underdog U.S. hockey team defeats the four-time defending gold-medal winning Soviet team at the XIII Olympic Winter Games in Lake Placid, New York.
The day was Feb 22. What year was it?
Quote of the Week
"I don't divide architecture, landscape and gardening; to me they are one."
Luis Barragan
Trivia Answer
What tree is struck by lightning more than any other tree?
Answer: Oak trees