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Managing Invasive Plants
Buckthorn, honeysuckle and Tree of Heaven are just a few of the landscape plants that have left the garden and invaded our natural spaces. These aggressive plants outcompete and crowd out our native plants, destroying the food and habitat needed by...
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Mexican Mint or Cuban Oregano (Plectranthus amboinicus)
Add some fragrance to your indoor and outdoor gardens with Mexican mint also known as menthol plant or Cuban oregano. This fast grower quickly reaches a height of 6 to 18 inches and a width of three feet. Grow it in containers, as a groundcover or in...
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Mexican Mint or Cuban Oregano (Plectranthus amboinicus)
Add some fragrance to your indoor and outdoor gardens with Mexican mint also known as menthol plant or Cuban oregano. This fast grower quickly reaches a height of 6 to 18 inches and a width of three feet. Grow it in containers, as a groundcover or in...
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Attract Beneficial Insects with Spotted Bee Balm (Monarda punctata)
Many gardeners know and grow bee balm (Monarda dydima), but its beautiful mildew resistant cousin spotted bee balm is often overlooked. You'll know it's a bee balm by its unique, almost Dr. Seuss-like flowers. The small creamy yellow flowers appear...
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Dry Bottle Garden (Plant Cacti and Succulents in a Wine Bottle)
Put those empty wine bottles to work as containers for cacti and succulents. All you need is an empty bottle, a well-drained potting mix and a few small succulents. Cut an opening into the side of the bottle or purchase a precut bottle. Place...
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Gardener’s Tool Kit; Pruning Tools
Before you head out to the garden to do a bit of pruning, make sure you have the right tool for the job. Use a bypass hand pruner for deadheading and pruning woody stems up to ¾ of an inch in diameter. These pruners have two sharp blades like...
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Burgundy Shamrock for St Patrick’s Day & Beyond
Add a little purple to your green this St Patrick's Day by planting a burgundy shamrock plant, botanically known as Oxalis 'Triangularis'. This beauty makes a great indoor plant or addition to the woodland garden, container plantings and flower...
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Preparing Dormant Annuals for the Growing Season
Clear a spot on the windowsill and make room for geraniums, fuchsias, lantanas and any other plants that were stored in a cool dark location indoors for winter. Plant any bareroot plants in a container large enough to accommodate the roots. Move...
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Preventing Girdling Roots
Increase the health and longevity of your trees by reducing the risk of girdling roots. These roots encircle the trunk and interfere with the flow of water, nutrients and food reserves between the roots and the leaves. Always check for and loosen...
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Sweet Peas; Fragrant Cool Weather Annuals
Add some color and fragrance to your cool weather garden with annual sweet peas. This old time favorite thrives in cooler temperatures. Extend your enjoyment by starting seeds indoors 6 to 8 weeks before the last spring frost. Gardeners in mild...
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They're Stripes and You've Earned Them
Rachel Hollis is a 32-year-old mom of three, and she's not afraid to wear a bikini to the beach. She writes a lifestyle blog called The Chic Site, and used it to share an Instagram picture of herself on the beach in a two-piece, and she's...
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Now Playing, Sauce Castillo!
The people who do closed captioning for sporting events have a rough job. Hear it and type it, hear it and type it. They do their best to get it right, but sometimes, they're blunders are epic. Take this one. Nik Stauskas is a guard for the...
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Thanks, Obama!
This could be one of the most bizarre stories ever. A woman is suing the City of New York after she was locked up unnecessarily in a psychiatric ward for eight days following the confiscation of her car by the authorities. She admits she got a...
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Pranking for Lenovo
Ashton Kutcher's roots are in pranks. You of course remember his Punk'd on MTV. And he's also the pitchman for Lenovo computers. So why not take the two and put them together Down Under? Great idea. And that's exactly what he...
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Son of Coach?
NBC announced that it has ordered 13 episodes of Coach, starring Craig T. Nelson. You might remember that Coach, starring Craig T. Nelson, ran on ABC for nine seasons, ending in 1997. Yes, it's the same show, 18 years later. It picks up sort...
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Got a Drone and a Lot of Spare Time?
It's amazing how inventive some folks can be. Take Oliver C... He's a YouTuber, probably from France, who designs flying objects with the help of drones. His latest creation is an imperial star destroyer from Star Wars. All you need is...
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That Knot is Tied
Country star Jason Aldean tied the knot last Saturday with Brittany Kerr. Yesterday, Brittany made it official by posting a picture of herself wearing a "Wifey" shirt to Instagram. ❤️ A photo posted by @brittanylkerr on...
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Defect & Head for the Border
Taco Bell launched a new ad campaign yesterday to promote its breakfast menu. And it's taking aim right between the eyes of a certain clown who routinely provides the "same same same" breakfast. The long-form ad looks as gray as anything George...
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Nice to Meet You - You Are Dismissed
I guess everyone has a breaking point. It's got to be rough when you're on a publicity junket halfway around the world and reporters start asking silly questions. Take for instance Cate Blanchett. She was in Australia on a show called...
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And Now, It's Two Direction
You can thank One Direction for the high-pitched wailing coming from your local high school yesterday afternoon. That's when they made it official: Zayn Malik is leaving the group, and it's permanent. A week ago, Zayn stopped touring,...
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