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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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The Snow Never Bothered Them Anyway
A bona fide blizzard hit Boston and the Northeast this week, and there was an awful lot of complaining. But there was no complaining at the New England Aquarium, where some of the residents took full advantage of the snow day. Check out this video...
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These Guys LOVE the Patriots
In the media firestorm that's come to be known as Deflategate, it's become pretty clear that the New England Patriots are the most hated football team in the NFL. But there's still plenty of people who love this team and its...
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Captain America Vs. Guardian of the Galaxy!
Chris Evans is Captain America. He's a fan of the New England Patriots. Something to do with the red, white and blue, perhaps? Chris Pratt is a Guardian of the Galaxy. He favors the Seattle Seahawks. And for the past two weeks, the Captain and...
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"Get Out of Here, You Low-Life Scum"
Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger arrived at a Senate hearing yesterday chaired by Senator John McCain. As the 91-year-old Kissinger took his seat, a group of protestors rose from theirs and started chanting, "Arrest Henry Kissinger for war...
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"Lost Dog" Overcomes Obstacles
Budweiser released their 2015 Super Bowl commercial yesterday. At this writing, "Lost Dog" has already had over 8 million views on YouTube. The little puppy gets into a horse trailer at the Clydesdale ranch, and gets driven away. Not to worry - he...
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Will This Be Katy Perry's Halftime Song?
Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch took the stage during media week leading up to the Super Bowl because he was obligated to do so. But I guess he didn't think he was obligated to say anything, because the answer to every question was a...
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Ted 2 On the Way
Seth MacFarlane is back, people! A couple of years ago, his movie about a teddy bear that came to life earned the distinction of being "the highest-grossing original R-rated comedy of all time." That's according to comingsoon.net, and why would...
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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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