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Jan 15, 2020
Low-Maintenance Landscaping Ideas
I need my yard and garden to thrive without a lot of watering, weeding and fertilizing. If you want a beautiful yard without a lot …
Family Handyman
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Meet the New It Plant for 2020
Variegated ("fancy-leaved") caladiums have been popular houseplants for decades—they're even in old houseplant books from the 1960s—but …
Sunset
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What Is A French Drain: Information On Installing French Drains In Landscapes
For many homeowners, excess water and poor drainage can be a major issue. Pooling water after heavy periods of rain can cause serious …
Gardening Know How
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Hardwood cuttings: make more shrubs now!
Hardwood cuttings are always taken from deciduous shrubs during their leafless, winter dormant period. It's an ideal propagation …
The English Garden
Plants for a Garden That Welcomes Wildlife
First signs of spring are legendary, particularly in places blanketed in snow for much of winter. Where I grew up, near Washington …
Horticulture
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Learn How To Grow The Pindo Palm
The Pindo palm – Butia capitata [BEW-tee-uh, kap-ih-TAY-tuh] is a low, thick trunk, stocky perennial palm tree with tremendous tolerance …
Plant Care Today
Indoor Garden-Based Activities to Get You Through the Winter
It's the middle of the winter and for folks in northern climates the gardening season can't feel further away. Even if you can't get …
Kids Gardening
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How to Save a Houseplant on the Brink
Dying indoor plants are easy to spot. A few clues: Drooping, dropping, yellow or crispy brown spots on leaves. Other clues include insects …
Family Handyman
Ficus Tree Losing Leaves? The WHY
Few people who have ever bought a Ficus tree (weeping fig tree), especially Ficus Benjamina, have not needed to pull out a broom, get …
Plant Care Today
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Growing Plants Indoors: Surprising Benefits Of Houseplants
Besides of being able to appreciate the sheer visual beauty of growing plants in our homes and offices, there are a number of benefits …
Gardening Know How
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"My boss promoted me to Plant Manager. I get to water his fern while he's out of town."
Copyright © Randy Glasbergen
Trivia
Is a cucumber a fruit or a vegetable?
See the answer below.
Episode 54: Splurge Plants
On this episode we're daring to dream big and talking about which plants we'd be willing to spend an entire …
Fine Gardening
What Year Was It?
Boston Thieves Pull Off Historic Robbery
What Year
11 men steal more than $2 million from the Brinks Armored Car depot in Boston, Massachusetts. It was the perfect crime - almost - as the culprits weren't caught until January 1956, just days before the statute of limitations for the theft expired.
The day was Jan 17. What year was it?
Quote of the Week
"No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden."
Thomas Jefferson
Trivia Answer
Is a cucumber a fruit or a vegetable?
Answer: A fruit since it has seeds in the center