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Beyond tossed salad – using edible plant and flowers sources for salads

Beyond tossed salad – using edible plant and flowers sources for salads – includes list of nursery sources Kathy Mallon IT ARRIVED ONE DAY IN A BIG plastic bag, without as much as a label — just a one-word note from a fellow gardener: “Enjoy.” The bag was filled with mesclun, a mixture of lettuce, […]

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PACIFIC-NORTHWEST – cold-weather gardening

PACIFIC-NORTHWEST – cold-weather gardening – Brief Article Marianne Binetti As fall firms up into winter, it is time to make some changes in the garden. Move potted plants you want to protect from freezing under the eaves of the house or some other spot where they will be protected from the deluge of winter rains. […]

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The Gourmet’s Garden

The Gourmet’s Garden – includes related article on raised beds Andrea Ray Chandler Love to cook recipes from foreign lands, but can’t find the pricey produce? It’s easy to grow your own garden-fresh vegetables and herbs! Just follow the example of European and Asian gardeners and use raised beds. These allow you to work with […]

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Monarch Migration – growing milkweed can aid monarch butterflies

Monarch Migration – growing milkweed can aid monarch butterflies – Brief Article Jennifer Curry Hard as it is to believe, the beautiful and delicate wings of the monarch carry this butterfly from as far north as Canada as it heads toward Mexico every fall, travelling thousands of miles. While the scientific community puzzles over how […]

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Learn About Backyard Birds – For The Birds – National Bird-Feeding Society publishes educational kit

Learn About Backyard Birds – For The Birds – National Bird-Feeding Society publishes educational kit – Brief Article For teachers, home-schoolers and youth group leaders across the nation, the National Bird-Feeding Society offers a unique resource–“Learn About Backyard Birds.” A multifaceted package for everyone who works with children, it is a loose-leaf collection of material […]

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Rodent-resistant bulbs – for the flower garden: includes sources

Rodent-resistant bulbs – for the flower garden: includes sources – Buyers Guide Patricia A. Taylor If you share my garden philosophy that plants should be easy to care for, I’m sure you’ll agree that the concept of growing bulbs in wire mesh cages is out of the question. Yet that is what most experts advise […]

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Summer-blooming shrubs for shade

Summer-blooming shrubs for shade – includes list of nurseries Patricia A. Taylor Flowering Shrubs Have long been staples of shade gardens. Too often, however, people think in terms of colorful spring displays. Beautiful summer-flowering shrubs for shady landscapes are almost a garden secret. I’d like to change the situation by sharing some of my favorite […]

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Roses – plant varieties and innovations

Roses – plant varieties and innovations – Brief Article `Gala,’ a miniature rose, has striking cerise pink blooms which stand out against the dark green semi-glossy foliage. Used as a cut flower, it is outstanding with a surprisingly long vase life. Its hardiness zone is tested to Zone 3, but winter protection is recommended. Nor’East […]

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Shield bud yourself an orchard

Shield bud yourself an orchard Mary Gail Rundell For an inexpensive way to increase the size of your orchard, you can’t beat shield budding. Of all types of grafting, sheild or “T” budding is one of the most commonly used methods. It is particularly effective for propagating fruit trees and roses. Knowing how to use […]

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Snapper snowthrower removes snow quickly

Snapper snowthrower removes snow quickly – evaluation Falling snow is soon followed by thoughts of how to remove it from walks and drives so life’s normal routine can continue. A growing method of snow removal is by means of a snowthrower or blower. Such machines can clear an average driveway in minutes. We use-tested a […]