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Bats – Nature’s Pest Controller
Paper silhouettes of bats mounted on the wall, carved into pumpkins or hanging from the ceiling are a common sight around Halloween. But they really should be considered a good friend to gardeners. Most North American bats only eat insects. As night...
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Sea Lavender (Limonium latifolia) – a drought tolerant cut flower
Add sea lavender to your list of must-have cut flowers. The light airy flowers blend nicely in any garden and the flowers are great for fresh and dried arrangements as well as craft projects.    Sea-lavender, also known as statice and...
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Recycle Fall Leaves in Your Landscape
Put fall leaves to work improving your garden soil. Fall is a great time to improve your garden soil whether you are able to plant a winter garden or just want to get a jump start on next spring.   You may want to try lasagna gardening, an...
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Grow Your Own Indoor Salad Garden
Grow your own salad indoors for fun and flavor.   Find a container with drainage holes that will fit near a sunny window or under artificial lights.  Fill it with a well-drained potting mix.   Sprinkle seeds of your favorite leafy...
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Caring for Indoor Plants in Low Light Conditions
Don’t let the gray days of winter or limited window space prevent you from gardening indoors.   Select plants suited to lower light conditions. Pothos, philodendron, cast iron plant, Chinese evergreens and snake plants are a few to...
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Making Flavored Vinegars
Liven up your meals and extend your garden enjoyment with flavored vinegars.   Gather glass jars and bottles free of nicks and cracks. Use non-corrodible metal or plastic screw on caps or new pre-sterilized corks.   Wash and rinse...
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Drying and Preserving Hot Chili Peppers
Don’t let those hot chili peppers go to waste. Use them fresh, preserve or give as gifts.   Chili ristras are not only decorative, but a traditional way of drying and storing hot red chili peppers for future meals. Create your own ristra...
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Landscape Plans & Planting Records
Fading plant labels and disappearing tags can make planning and maintaining your garden a bit challenging. Avoid these frustrations by writing it down.   Use a piece of paper and sketch out the shape of your garden. Don’t worry about the...
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Tips for Proper Tree Planting
  Fall is a great time to plant trees. Follow these important planting tips to insure the health and longevity of your plants. Make sure the root flare, the place where the roots flare away from the trunk, is at or slightly above the soil...
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Colorado Blue Spruce
Colorado blue spruce are a favorite tree of many gardeners. Their bluish green needles and pyramidal shape are a nice addition to the landscape. But several diseases can kill branches and distort their beauty.   One such disease is Needle cast....
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Halloween in Hollywood
Kelly Ripa & Michael Strahan just keep outdoing themselves every Halloween on LIVE!  Each year they dress up using themes from some of the hot topics from the past year.  Orange Is The New Black, Walking Dead and Downton Abbey were just a...
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Live From 30 Rock!
It's The Today Show's annual tradition - Halloween dress up day!  And they did it true SNL style.  Which skit do you think won for best dressed?  Spartan Cheerleaders, Mary Katherine Gallagher, Wayne & Garth, Blues Brothers,...
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Peter Pan's Clock is Ticking
NBC's live production of Peter Pan is just over a month away - premiering on December 4 - so the PR machine is starting to rev up. Yesterday, The Today Show played host to the new Peter - Alison Williams - and a couple of former Peters - Sandy...
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Earning a Black Bear Belt
A video posted to YouTube a couple of weeks ago is going viral these days. Two black bears, taking to the streets of Rockaway, New Jersey and duking it out. The fight starts in someone's front yard, then rolls into the street. Check out the...
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Pee Wee's Back
Pee Wee Herman's coming back. Actor Paul Reubens was on The Tonight Show the other night, and let it "leak" that there's a new Pee Wee movie on the way. Judd Apatow is producing, and an as-yet unnamed director That's going...
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Whatcha Up to These Days, Jerry?
Jerry Seinfeld is probably one of the best-known comedians on the planet these days. Certainly in the Top Ten. So what's he been up to lately? From the looks of this promo, he's been busy taping his web series, Comedians in Cars Getting...
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Too Much Wine on Your Hands?
The wine critic for The New York Times clearly has too much time on his hands. In his column this week, Eric Asimov took the time to point out that Kerry Washington - who plays Olivia Pope on Scandal - is drinking her wine all wrong. His critique:...
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Hey, Nice Gourds!
It's Halloween, and that means it's pumpkin-carving time. Some people just cut triangles out of the pumpkin, scoop out the seeds, toss in a candle, and boom! It's jack o'lantern time. Not this young lady. Not sure who she is, but it...
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Baby Makes Three
Jessica Biel is pregnant. At least, that's what the folks at RadarOnline.com are reporting. Jessica and her hubby, Justin Timberlake, are expecting a child in another seven months or so - the first for both of them. Like any good reporter, I...
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Mystery Solved, Sooner or Later
Investigators are pretty certain they've found a piece of Amelia Earhart's plane. The aviator disappeared over the Pacific Ocean about 77 years ago, while attempting to fly around the world. The aluminum aircraft component was found on an...
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