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2015 All-America Selections Squash Winners
Nutritious, tasty and of course prolific are three words that describe zucchini. Add a pretty twist to your garden with Bossa squash and other 2015 All-America Selections vegetable winners. Bossa summer squash produces cylindrical fruit with dark and...
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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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Watch Out, Cupid!
Cupid's well-known for his archery skills. But after watching this video, I'll bet Cupid puts in for retirement. Denmark's Lars Anderson has spent his life studying and perfecting the art of archery, and has been clocked shooting three...
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Clearing the Finish Line
While a near-record snowfall covered the City of Boston, one man tried to stay ahead of the white stuff. Chris Laudani, a bartender, finished his shift early on Tuesday night, grabbed a shovel and headed for Boylston Street and the finish line of the...
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Steel Boils At About This Temperature
Lots of people want to know what the weather will be like in Glendale, Arizona for the Super Bowl this Sunday. Well just ask the folks at Fox 10 in Phoenix. Because it is HOT! Earlier this week, meteorologist Cory McCloskey was in the middle of...
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Freedom Summit, Revisited
Last weekend, a group of Republicans descended on Iowa for a Freedom Summit. It was an opportunity for some of the folks who would love to run the good ol' USA to strut their stuff in front of some folks who might like to see one of them run the...
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Dungeons & Dragons... with Real People
Amanda Peet visited Conan the other night to talk about her role on the new HBO series, Togetherness. While she was there, she chatted a little about another HBO series, one that was co-created by her husband: Game of Thrones. And what she said...
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Play to Your Strength
T-Mobile unveile its Super Bowl commercial early - seriously, who isn't? This one features a new plan to save your data - the unused data in the data plans that are part of everyone's cell phone bills. Usually, if you don't use it, you...
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Not Your Typical Teddy Bear
The Vermont Teddy Bear Company makes all sorts of seasonal pitches for you to get a special teddy bear for the one you love. They're especially popular around Valentine's Day. (Heads up, guys, it's about two weeks away!). This year, the...
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Go Daddy or No Daddy
The folks at Go Daddy, keepers of so many web domains, usually produce an ad for the Super Bowl. Sometimes sultry, sometimes sexy, they usually cause a bit of a stir. This year, they decided to go with something a little more tame, sort of spoofing...
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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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