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`Feng Shui in the Garden’

`Feng Shui in the Garden’ Paulette Cohn Design your garden for health and happiness. In gardening as in life, balance is key. Applying Feng Shui creates environments that are aligned with the supportive forces that exist in nature. Feng Shui literally translates as “Wind-Water,” because Wind moves Chi (life force or vital energy) and Water […]

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Peaches: their care and cultivation

Peaches: their care and cultivation – part 2, includes related articles on a home peach orchard Brenda Olcott-Reid THE REWARDS OF A HOME ORCHARD — OR EVEN A SINGLE PEACH TREE — are many. Peaches are delicious in pies and preserves, but they are at their finest, perhaps, when plucked from the tree at the […]

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13 common lawn weeds & how to identify them

13 common lawn weeds & how to identify them Patricia Dalton Haragan Lawns, Like Trees and Shrubs, are a permanent part of the landscape. Nothing is more visually satisfying than a well-manicured, weed-free lawn. It pleasingly reveals the underlying contour of the land and shows off a house or garden. In addition, a lawn performs […]

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Fighting and winning the leaf war

Fighting and winning the leaf war – various kinds of leaf gathering and mulching machines H.E. Gibson One Of Autumn’s Greatest treasures is the sight of a shade tree in your yard, showing off its brilliant crimson, gold and orange leaves. Soon after the glorious sunset of fall leaves, though, comes the challenge of removing […]

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Weeping figs: if you long for an indoor forest, these are the houseplants for you

Weeping figs: if you long for an indoor forest, these are the houseplants for you – includes list of sources Doug Hall After a Recent Morning of dividing the irises, I relaxed in the dappled green shade of a weeping willow beyond the garage. I spend so much time in this old tree’s leafy shelter, […]

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Persimmon The Perfect Tree for All Seasons

Persimmon The Perfect Tree for All Seasons – persimmon trees have many advantages, including beauty, fruit, and attraction for birds Nancy Stevens-Brown Sitting by our persimmon tree last fall I watched a robin stretch out to peck off a piece of the bright, ripe fruit. Suddenly, the bird lost its footing, yet undaunted it clung […]

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Step-by-step rose growing for beginners

Step-by-step rose growing for beginners – Cover Story Doug Hall Whether you prefer the elegant, long-stemmed hybrid teas, the fragrant old-fashioned delights you remember from Grandma’s garden or the tough and colorful landscape roses, you’ll find all roses have similar cultural requirements. Too many new gardeners shy away from roses because of their reputation for […]

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Gardening Dictionary. – Review

Gardening Dictionary. – Review – book review “Stefan Buczacki’s Gardening Dictionary: Gardening Techniques, Guide to Cultivation and Planting, Comprehensive Glossary” (Hamlyn, distributed by Sterling, 2000; $39.95; 256 pages) is a big, lusciously photographed handbook that tells you what makes a garden grow best–and look most beautiful. One of the world’s top gardening experts guides you […]

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Sunflowers

Sunflowers – Brief Article Sandra D. Lynn From July to October the cheerful faces of sunflowers seem to meet our gaze, peering back at us over a neighbor’s fence or lined up along the highway as if waiting for a parade. Year-round, their images adorn everything from dishcloths to perfumes to wine labels. Perhaps only […]

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Potting Soil Basics

Potting Soil Basics – the importance of potting soil in container gardening Lois Trigg Chaplin Besides water, a top-quality potting soil is the single best thing you can give to a plant in a container. Have you ever grown a plant in a container on your deck or patio only to have the soil dry […]