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Stretch Your Planting Budget
Stretch your planting budget with each plant you buy. When shopping, look for perennials and groundcovers with multiple shoots that fill the pot. Plant it as is for quicker results or divide the plant into several smaller pieces to cover a larger...
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Edible Chickweed Moves into the Kitchen
Pull 'em out of the weed bucket and bring them into the kitchen. Chickweed, a vigorous weed gardeners have been battling for years can add a bit of flavor and health benefits to your meals. This annual weed has small pointed leaves. The stems crawl...
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Low Maintenance Spring Beauty: Bearded Iris
Add various bearded iris to your garden for a long season of bloom. These low maintenance spring bloomers come in a variety of sizes and colors. The miniature dwarf varieties are the first to flower. As the spring progresses, so does the blooming...
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Hot and Cold Weather Tomatoes
Don't let the weather ruin your tomato harvest. Select the variety best suited to your area. Weather extremes can prevent tomatoes from forming fruit. When daytime temperatures rise above 90 degrees and night temperatures remain above 70 degrees...
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Tax Relief through Garden Therapy
Just say the date - April 15th and most U.S. citizens cringe, unless of course you are one of the lucky ones getting a refund. Soften the blow with a bit of horticulture therapy. Once the taxes are mailed, take a walk through your yard, neighborhood...
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Celebrate National Gardening Week
Gardening is good for the mind, body and spirit, so let's celebrate National Gardening Week by sharing this healthful and fun hobby with others. The Royal Horticulture Society started National Gardening Week in 2011. The goal is to beautify...
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Keep Azalea Gift Plants Blooming and Healthy Indoors
Azaleas are a sure sign of spring indoors and out. They're popular gift plants for the holidays and a great way to bring a bit of spring color indoors. Grow your azaleas in a cool bright location. A sunny window or artificial lights can increase their...
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Go Green and Easy with Landscape for Life
You can have a beautiful landscape and productive garden while working in concert with nature. Start small. You'll be amazed the difference a few change of habits can make in your garden and maintenance schedule. Capture rainwater in barrels or...
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Be Kind to Spiders Week
Whether you find them fascinating, creepy or annoying, spiders are an integral part of keeping our gardens and homes pest free. To improve their image and our appreciation, the first full week of April is designated "Be Kind to Spiders" week. ...
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Naturally Dyed Eggs
Decorated eggs are part of many springtime and religious celebrations. This year consider using natural materials to dye your eggs. Start by gathering vegetables, flowers and herbs to make the desired dye. Use one cup of blueberries for purple, 2...
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Chris Pratt Crushed by a Noahsaurus
Chris Pratt visited the Ellen show this week and agreed to play a game of "Dino Right, Dino Wrong" against Ellen's little buddy, Noah Ritter. It was a trivia game about dinosaurs, and given that Chris just wrapped up Jurassic World, you'd...
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Chewing with Chewie
For some reason, people are taking the #TwizzlerChallenge to help raise autism awareness. I don't see the correlation, but if it helps, who am I to question it. You take a Twizzler in your mouth, and place the other end of the Twizzler in your...
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How Do You Write "Uh Oh" in Arabic?
On Tuesday, Lindsay Lohan posted an inspirational message to Instagram. On the bottom line, it read "You're beautiful." Above it were some Arabic characters, which everyone took to mean the same thing as the English phrase. Not so much,...
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Making FLOTUS's Day
How's this for a nice way for Michelle Obama to start her day? The First Lady was entertaining some children of White House Staffers as part of Bring Your Daughters & Sons to Work Day. One young lady asked Mrs. O who old she was, and when she...
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It's Dropping Trou Coming Around the Post...
Things got a little cheeky in the first rate at the Canterbury race track in Sydney, Australia yesterday when jockey Blake Shinn's trouser elastic snapped as he rode Miss Royale toward the finish line. Even with his backside on full display, he...
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Don't Push Iron Man!
Robert Downey Jr. was sitting down for a series of interviews about Avengers: Age of Ultron. Things are okay for the first four minutes, and then they start to go off the track when the reporter starts asking about RDJ's personal life. You can...
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Have Blacks Abandoned Baseball?
Chris Rock did a guest spot on HBO's Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, part of the show's 20th anniversary celebration. His topic: why blacks have abandoned baseball. He talks about growing up a baseball fan, when 20% of the players in Major...
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Kanye Don't Play That
The thought that both Kanye West and Kim Kardashian made the list of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People of 2015 is hard to swallow. Maybe it's because we're only four months in to 2015, and other more influential people won't...
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Dancing with the Crutches
Derek Hough, one of the professional dancers on Dancing with the Stars, got hurt on Monday night, and probably won't be on DWTS for a while. Details are vague, but the injury involved stairs and a light according to his Instagram post. He broke...
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Full House Coming Back
John Stamos made it official this week on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Netflix has sealed the deal on the return of Full House to television. So far, according to John, all the original players have signed on - except for the Olsen Twins. But they said in an...
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