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Add a Bit of Patriot Flare to Your Garden
Melinda's Blog is brought to you by American Transmission Company. Add a little patriot flare to the garden with a bit of paint, a few flags and a few new plants. Don't worry if you didn't plant a patriotic-themed garden for our national...
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National Camera Day
Melinda's Blog is brought to you by American Transmission Company.   Celebrate National Camera day by spending a bit of time in your garden or favorite landscape.   Many gardeners use their camera to record their successes, favorite...
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Wilted Plant Leaves
Melinda's Blog is brought to you by American Transmission Company. Stop, put down the hose and make sure that wilted plant needs more, not less water before turning on the faucet. Wilted leaves are the clue many gardeners use to determine when...
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Abnormal Growth on Rose plants: Rose Rosette
Melinda's Blog is brought to you by American Transmission Company.   Abnormally red leaves and stems, deformed leaves and fine twiggy growth may mean the Rose Rosette virus has infected your rose plant.    A very tiny mite spreads...
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Managing Mosquitoes - National Mosquito Control Awareness Week
Melinda's Blog is brought to you by American Transmission Company. Don’t let mosquitoes keep you from enjoying your garden and outdoor parties. Look for environmentally sound ways to manage these pests in your garden and landscape. Here...
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Divide Spring Flowering Bulbs
Melinda's Blog is brought to you by American Transmission Company. Improve next spring’s bulb garden with a bit of late spring maintenance. Digging, dividing and replanting will help improve the beauty and performance of many spring...
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Use Row Cover for Chemical-Free Insect Control
Melinda's Blog is brought to you by American Transmission Company.   Prevent insect damage on your vegetables with the help of floating row covers. These spun fabrics let air, light and water through, but prevent many insects from reaching the...
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Celebrate National Pollinators Week
Melinda's Blog is brought to you by American Transmission Company.   Celebrate national Pollinator Week by lending a helping hand to bees, butterflies, beetles, birds and bats that help pollinate our gardens, so we have seeds, fruits and...
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Father’s Day Garden Gift Ideas
Melinda's Blog is brought to you by American Transmission Company. Combine a bit of gardening and your imagination to create a memorable gift for Father’s Day.   If dad likes to grill, plant a pot of his favorite grilling herbs. ...
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Start a Garden Journal Now
Melinda's Blog is brought to you by American Transmission Company. Inspiration, motivation and the ideal time to implement the plan do not always coincide. So what is a gardener to do? Start a garden journal.   I talk a lot about recording...
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So What's This, Twitterature?
Stand-up comic Kumail Nanjiani visited Conan the other night and played a game called "Tweet or Literature." The concept is based on the Library of Congress' recent revelation that it is cataloguing tweets the way it catalogues the greatest...
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Siri Gets Feisty
Aaron Paul's all over this one, and it's suddenly all the rage. The Breaking Bad star tweeted about something that seems to push Apple's digital assistant over the virtual brink. "What is zero divided by zero?" Technically,...
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"It's Centered on Love"
On MSNBC the other night, George Takei - best known as Ensign Sulu on the original Star Trek TV series - visited The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell to discuss marriage equality. George is a champion for gay rights, and Lawrence wanted to get...
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Hammertime, SketchShe Style
You've seen the girls of SketchShe before. It started a few months ago with their in-car rendition of "Bohemian Rhapsody." They lip-synched and acted out the song while driving along, sort of like in Wayne's World, but better. Now...
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The Return of Rocky
Just when you thought Rocky Balboa was down for the count, he's back. This time, he's playing the role of the crusty old trainer - the part Mickey played in Rocky's upbringing. And Rocky's trainee? The son of Apollo...
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What to Do with that Leftover Watermelon
Tomorrow's the 4th of July. There will be cookouts and gatherings, and lots of people bringing lots of food to other people's houses. Often, some people bring the same thing. So, what do you do with that extra watermelon after...
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Alex Trebek Goes All Fresh Prince
On Jeopardy! the other night, the category was TV. Dollar value: $800. Clue: "In the theme to this 90's sitcom, "I pulled up to the house about 7 or 8, & I yelled to the cabbie, 'Yo, Homes, smell ya later!'" Correct answer, and sort...
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Freddie Not Impressed by Kanye
Yesterday, we took a look at the abomination others called Kanye West's cover of Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody." We weren't the only ones who were thinking that. Check out this amazing mashup of Freddie Mercury "reacting" to Kanye's...
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What Say You on The Donald, Jon Stewart?
Okay, this one's a few days old, but well worth watching. On The Daily Show the other night, Jon Stewart was beside himself on the news that Donald Trump hadn't yet officially filed his paperwork to seal the deal on his presidential...
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Tackle Made by Number 99, JJ Watt!
Sunday night in Milwaukee, an overzealous fan crashed the stage during a Zac Brown concert. He was dancing a little too close to the band, having a great old time, and never saw what hit him and leveled him on the stage. What did hit...
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