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Limp and Yellowing Leaves on African Violets
Melinda's Blog is brought to you by American Transmission Company. Warm the water and eliminate the salt if your African violet has limp leaves that eventually yellow and drop off. Use room temperature water to avoid cold damage to the...
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More Herbs, Less Salt Day (August 29)
Melinda's Blog is brought to you by American Transmission Company. Put away the saltshaker and season your meals with herbs instead. August 29th is National More Herbs, Less Salt Day. Substituting herbs for salt can increase the flavor and...
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Faster Results with Trees and Shrubs
Melinda's Blog is brought to you by American Transmission Company. It's hard to imagine and even harder to wait for that stick of a tree or small potted shrub to grow into a much larger and beautiful addition to the landscape. But we can help...
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Cancer Fighting Vegetables
Melinda's Blog is brought to you by American Transmission Company. Cancer prevention starts on your dinner plate. Well, actually it can start in the garden. Growing your own nutrient rich cancer fighting vegetables allows you to grow...
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Reviving Neglected Houseplants
Melinda's Blog is brought to you by American Transmission Company. Don't send that drought stressed houseplant to the compost pile just yet. You may be able to revive it. Vacations and busy schedules may result in neglected houseplants...
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National Potato Day
Melinda's Blog is brought to you by American Transmission Company. August 19th is National Potato Day. This simple vegetable is the fourth largest food crop in the world with an interesting history. The potato was first cultivated by the Inca...
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Wooly Aphids on Trees and Shrubs
Melinda's Blog is brought to you by American Transmission Company. Aphids come in a variety of colors and some, like wooly aphids, look pretty bizarre with their white stringy protrusions. Wooly aphids are small pear shaped insects covered...
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No Tomatoes? Check the Weather
Melinda's Blog is brought to you by American Transmission Company. No fruit on your tomato plants? Blame it on the weather. Tomatoes thrive in warm sunny conditions; but temperature extremes can prevent otherwise healthy plants from setting...
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Grow Nutritious Goji Berries
Melinda's Blog is brought to you by American Transmission Company. Nutritious, flavorful, beautiful and easy to grow describes the goji berry. Consider adding one of these shrubs to your garden. Goji berries are often called a superfruit...
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Low Maintenance Eco-Friendly Garden Tips
Melinda's Blog is brought to you by American Transmission Company. Reduce maintenance and be kind to the environment with a few simple changes in your gardening practices. Be waterwise. Reduce water use by growing drought tolerant plants and...
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Yup, Almost Naked
Miley Cyrus told a guy on the street during a fake interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last week that she would be hosting MTV's Video Music Awards in the nude. And judging from the stuff done leading up to the show itself, it looks like she came...
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Bitch Slap at the VMA Corral
You never know what you're going to get when Nicki Minaj and Miley Cyrus are in the same room. What you got last night at the VMAs was fireworks! Nicki was on stage, accepting her award for "Anaconda" as Best Hip Hop Video. She thanked...
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President Kanye?
Oh yes he did. At the VMA's last night, Kanye West announced - after a four-hour speech (okay, maybe it wasn't that long, but it sure felt like it was!) - that he was running for president in 2020. Sadly, he means President of the United...
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OMG! You 2?
So, Amber Rose and Blac Chyna showed up at MTV's Video Music Awards last night wearing the same outfit. I mean, seriously, they couldn't have checked in with each other? Okay, turn out, they did. This was a coordinated effort. Same...
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Got Milk?
Just when you think you've seen it all, Kim Kardashian hits you over the head. This time, she posted a picture to the Internet of her boobs - no worries, they're covered by a bikini. It's the picture's caption that has everyone...
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"I Wanna Be Trump's Running Mate"
The folks at TMZ Sports caught up with currently-disgraced former WWE champion Hulk Hogan on the streets of New York and asked him a very important question. Who among the list of presidential possibilities would he like to face inside a wrestling...
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Trainwreck, Live!
You're already having a blast at Billy Joel's concert at Wrigley Field in Chicago. Imagine how much more fun it would be if Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer jumped onto Billy's piano and started dancing? That's exactly what...
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Can Serena Grand Slam It?
The US Open in tennis gets underway today, and all eyes are on Serena Williams. She's already won the Australian Open, the French Open and Wimbledon this year. She's the number one seed at the US Open, and if she wins this tournament,...
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Knock Me Over With a Feather
When the Ashley Madison scandal broke, a lot of people looked to Noel Biderman, the company's CEO who co-founded the "cheating" site with his wife, for answers. In an interview that broke just this past weekend in which he was referred to as the...
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No More Anchor Babies!
Anchor babies. It's a term that's been tossed around like a hot potato early in this presidential season, especially among the Republican candidates. It's the way they've been describing children born in this country to illegal...
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