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Plant Broccoli, Kale and more Now for Fall Harvest
Melinda's Blog is brought to you by American Transmission Company. Plant broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, kale, collards, kohlrabi and other cool season crops now, for a fall harvest. These vegetables taste best when harvested during the cool...
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Test Before Treating the Lawn
Melinda's Blog is brought to you by American Transmission Company. Insects can damage our lawns, but many of the insects in the soil are essential for creating and maintaining healthy soil and plants. So make sure insects are the cause of your...
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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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Game of Hot Dogs
Hold the presses! Close the grills! The King of Hot Dog Eating has been dethroned. It's official. Joey Chestnut, who's won Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest every 4th of July for the past eight years, was knocked off Saturday by...
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Dave Grohl's Back, on a Throne
A couple of weeks ago, Dave Grohl broke his leg falling off-stage during a concert in Sweden. He got patched up quick - not a permanent fix, but enough to get him back on stage - and he finished up the show. Then he took a little time off to...
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USA Women Grab FIFA Gold
It's official. The USA Women's Soccer team defeated Japan last night in Vancouver, and took home FIFA's World Cup. That makes them the first women's team to win a third World Cup. It was an amazing game. USA's Carli Lloyd scored...
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And Now, the Rest of the Story
A week or so ago, we posted a video of a guy who parked illegally in a handicapped spot. Somehow, his car was covered in some sort of blue substance to teach him a lesson. We couldn't really tell what that substance was, as the video wa kind of...
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Not Again... Yes Again!
Years from now, psychologists will do studies to figure out why the Sharknado franchise is so popular. By then, we'll be up to Sharknado 47. The folks behind the franchise are sequel geniuses. And they talk about it in the trailer: "While...
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Step Aside, XXL - Regular Mike is in the House
Let's face it, Magic Mike XXL sets a very high bar for men. Chiseled, easy on the eyes, the subjects of fantasy. For the rest of us, that sets the standard impossibly high. So thank goodness for this answer to Magic Mike XXL. Regular Mike...
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Her Name is Heavenly Joy, and Boy, Is She Ever
Every once in a while, something joyous happens on America's Got Talent. Here's one of those moments. A 5-year-old named Heavenly Joy wowed the judges and the audience with her audition piece, singing a song from Frozen and tap dancing...
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Animal Park's Got Talent!
Okay, this is stupid and dumb - but I guarantee it will make you laugh. Some folks were driving through an animal park when they came up to a zebra. This wasn't any ordinary zebra. This was the Mister Ed of zebras, and he was willing to sing...
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So That's How You Make Twins...
Thanks, Ellen Degeneres, for posting this picture. I think it can live on its own, without commentary. How about you? (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s);...
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Barack Obama, the Voice of America
President Obama visited Tennessee this week to talk some more about Obamacare. He ran into a guy at a town meeting whose real name was Davy Crockett. The President pointed out that Davy wasn't wearing a beaver cap - Davy was very nice and said...
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