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Hot and Cold Weather Tomatoes
Don't let the weather ruin your tomato harvest. Select the variety best suited to your area. Weather extremes can prevent tomatoes from forming fruit. When daytime temperatures rise above 90 degrees and night temperatures remain above 70 degrees...
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Tax Relief through Garden Therapy
Just say the date - April 15th and most U.S. citizens cringe, unless of course you are one of the lucky ones getting a refund. Soften the blow with a bit of horticulture therapy. Once the taxes are mailed, take a walk through your yard, neighborhood...
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Celebrate National Gardening Week
Gardening is good for the mind, body and spirit, so let's celebrate National Gardening Week by sharing this healthful and fun hobby with others. The Royal Horticulture Society started National Gardening Week in 2011. The goal is to beautify...
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Keep Azalea Gift Plants Blooming and Healthy Indoors
Azaleas are a sure sign of spring indoors and out. They're popular gift plants for the holidays and a great way to bring a bit of spring color indoors. Grow your azaleas in a cool bright location. A sunny window or artificial lights can increase their...
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Go Green and Easy with Landscape for Life
You can have a beautiful landscape and productive garden while working in concert with nature. Start small. You'll be amazed the difference a few change of habits can make in your garden and maintenance schedule. Capture rainwater in barrels or...
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Be Kind to Spiders Week
Whether you find them fascinating, creepy or annoying, spiders are an integral part of keeping our gardens and homes pest free. To improve their image and our appreciation, the first full week of April is designated "Be Kind to Spiders" week. ...
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Naturally Dyed Eggs
Decorated eggs are part of many springtime and religious celebrations. This year consider using natural materials to dye your eggs. Start by gathering vegetables, flowers and herbs to make the desired dye. Use one cup of blueberries for purple, 2...
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Learn More & Celebrate Daisy Flower Month
Brighten up your day and celebrate Daisy Flower Month with a visit to your favorite florist. Daisies are members of the largest plant family known as Asteraceae (formerly Compositae). Though we call the perky white bloom with the yellow center a...
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Native Steeplebush Adds Beauty and Attracts Butterflies
It’s not your common spirea found in many commercial and home landscapes; but rather it’s less utilized relative and North American native shrub known as steeplebush or hardhack (Spiraea tomentosa). This adaptable shrub is hardy in zones 3...
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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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Referee Trip & Fall Makes Highlight Reel
It's always funny to see someone take a fall - as long as the only thing hurt is a guy's ego, right? The other night, NBA referee Joey Crawford took a center-court face-plant during the Toronto Raptors home game against the Charlotte...
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Ellen vs. Matt Escalates
We're at war, people. Well, it's an early morning versus daytime war, between Matt Lauer and Ellen DeGeneres. The most recent salvo is Matt's. This comes after Ellen started jazzing up Matt's mornings with some racy Photoshopped...
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Scary Road to the CMAs
Lady Antebellum's singer Hillary Scott was on her tour bus, heading to Dallas for a week of shows culminating in the Country Music Awards this Sunday night. On Interstate 30 in Garland, a tire blew out and caused a fire. Everyone got out...
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The Force Continues to Awake...
Another official trailer is out for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, coming to theaters in December. In this one, Luke narrates over a variety of images - "The force is strong in my family. My father has it. I have it. My sister has it. You have that...
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What's Going On at ESPN?
Seems like the folks who work at ESPN need to learn to keep their thoughts to themselves. You'll remember Keith Olberman got in some trouble not too long ago for tweets he made about Penn State and a fundraising effort there. Now ESPN reporter...
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50 Shades of... Wait! What Did You Do to Your Hair?
Dakota Johnson is between films right now. She completed 50 Shades of Grey and was just about everywhere on the promotional tour. And the word in the industry is that the sequel will start shooting fairly soon. So what's up with the new...
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The Newest Avenger
Ellen DeGeneres breaks another Hollywood secret. This time, it's all about the newest Avenger - the Honker. Okay, it's Ellen, inserting herself into the trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron as a joke-telling horn-honking superhero standing...
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Ah, Yes, the Buckingham Banana Peel!
The royal guards stationed outside Buckingham Palace in London are famous for their crisp movements and fierce focus. Tourists try all the time to get them to laugh - even just to crack a smile - to no avail. Which makes what happened on Tuesday...
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Hard Enough to Play Real Drums...
It takes years to learn to play the drums. Even longer if you want to play them well. Imagine how much more difficult it must be to play the drums well if you're a marionette. Well, if you're the puppeteer manipulating the marionette, and...
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Carpool Karaoke, the Latest Craze
James Corden is starting off strong in his new gig on CBS's Late Late Show. Strong guests, strong performances, and strong skits. Like this one, where he's carpooling with Jennifer Hudson. When songs come on the radio, they have no...
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