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Flower Garden Design
Get out the catalogues, colored pencils, graph and tracing paper and start planning your new flower garden. Start by drawing the basic outline of the garden on plain white or graph paper. Use tracing paper to start experimenting with plant selection...
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All-America Selections Flower Winners
Add some color to the garden with the 2015 All-American Selections flower winners. Impatiens lovers and those gardening in shade may want to try Bounce impatiens. This downy mildew impatiens is covered with bright pink bicolor blooms that add lots...
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Transplanting Cacti, Pain-free
Move potbound cacti and succulents into a slightly larger container without injuring yourself. Check before transplanting. Cacti and succulents have a small root system compared to their top growth. Moving them into a container much larger than their...
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Relay Planting for Bigger Harvest
Plan for a season long harvest of corn, beans and other vegetables with relay planting! My friend Bob Polomski recommends this technique in his Month-by-Month gardening book for Alabama. The idea is to stagger the planting time of one crop over...
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2015 AAS National Pepper Winners
Add a bit of heat, color and sweet flavor to your garden and meals with a few of the 2015 All-America Selections National pepper winners. These plants were selected for their unique flavor, improved productivity or ornamental appeal. Emerald Pepper...
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Threadleaf Coreopsis
Threadleaf coreopsis is a long-blooming drought tolerant perennial that attracts butterflies and goldfinches to the garden. Add a few long time favorites and colorful new introductions to your landscape. Moonbeam and Zagreb are long time...
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Brighten up the Indoors with Houseplants
Brighten up the indoors with a few new houseplants. They not only add beauty, but also help clean the air and improve your mood. Include some low maintenance plants like the ZZ plant, pothos, philodendron, Cast iron plant, snake plant and Chinese...
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A New Invasive Insect Pest
Gardeners, be on the lookout for invasive insects. You've probably heard about the Asian Long horn beetle and more than 24 states and several provinces in Canada have found Emerald Ash borers (as seen in the photo here) feeding on native and landscape...
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Managing Powdery Mildew on Beebalm
If you've grown bee balm you probably know about powdery mildew. This fungal disease produces a powdery white film on the leaves. This prevents sunlight from reaching the leaves that can eventually yellow and brown. Fortunately, you can reduce your...
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A Few of the AAS Vegetable Winners
The catalogues are pouring in and many of us have started our list of new and favorite vegetables we want to add to our gardens. Consider growing a few of the 2015 All-America Selections winners. For the cooks and herbal enthusiasts consider Dolce...
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The Mix Insider
You Think They'd Know This One
Jeff Franklin, the creator of Full House, celebrated his birthday last weekend, and an impromptu partial cast reunion happened. Andrea Barber, who played Kimmy Gibbler on the show, posted this video to Instagram, capturing the cast singing the...
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And the MVP of the Day Goes To...
Taylor Swift may not be plastered all over the social mediascape the way that Kim Kardashian is, but she does have a very strong presence. Something like 51 million followers, making her Twitter's fourth largest account. And there's 20 million on...
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Sasquatch Plays in the Boston Snow
If it's on the internet, it's got to be true, right? A strange snow creature was pictured wandering the streets in and around Boston during Blizzard Juno. Sasquatch? Yeti? Bigfoot? Abominable snowman? The Boston Yeti enjoying...
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Marshawn Lynch, Skittle Seahawks
Marshawn Lynch, running back for the Seattle Seahawks, is notorious for avoiding the press and press conferences. But put a bowlful of Skittles candies in front of him, he's a veritable talking machine. It looks like a long-form commercial on...
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Better Call Jimmy McGill?
The creative team and cast of Better Call Saul, the prequel to AMC's Breaking Bad, sat down to chat a little bit about the show's birth. It's a pretty informative piece, describing the time and place captured in the show. For instance,...
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Kardashian Klone Faktory?
Take a look at this Instagram picture at the bottom of this post... That's Bruce Jenner sort of in the middle, surrounded by his three step-daughters and two actual daughters. Unless you're an actual student of the K-Klan or a devotee of...
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Some of the Best Juno Memes
When weather strikes, you can always count on the internet for some fun memes. Blizzard Juno provided a great opportunity for so many folks to have fun as a genuine nor'easter dropped a thick blanket of snow on southern New England. Here are...
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The Winner of Super Bowl XLIX is...
For the 12th year in a row, the folks at EA Sports - makers of the Madden NFL video games - have played out the Super Bowl on their game. They plugged in the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots, and the winner is... Well, maybe I shouldnt...
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Best No School Announcement Ever!
Moses Brown is a college prep school in Providence, Rhode Island. Yesterday, as Blizzard Juno bore down on the Northeast, promising up to two feet of snow and more for the region, MB's Head of School, Matt Glendinning, announced that there would...
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Fashion Statement or Fashion Victim
Olivia Culpo, who represented the USA in the Miss Universe Pageant in 2012 and who took home the crown, was in attendance for the 2015 pageant this weekend. She was on the arm of her boyfriend, singer Nick Jonas, and he posted this picture to his...
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