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Pansy Wreath
Melinda's Blog is brought to you by American Transmission Company. Pansies are a favorite cool season flower. Try displaying them in a new and different way by creating a living wreath of pansies. Purchase a wire wreath frame designed for...
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Saving Flower Seeds
Melinda's Blog is brought to you by American Transmission Company. Experimentation is part of the fun of gardening. Saving seeds from your favorite flower for next year's garden or even the next generation is something you might like to...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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The Duck Army Wants You!
This is the most bizarre viral video ever. Okay, maybe that's hyperbole, but it's had over 5 million hits since being posted on August 30. It's so simple and so stupid. A guy found a crate in some sort of store filled with squeezable...
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Ball's in the Park, Outfielder Isn't
First off, let's just make it clear: no one got hurt. Well, not physically. I'm sure there's some wounded pride here. On Wednesday, Ruben Tejada of the New York Mets got an inside-the-park home run at Citi Field, with a little help from...
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Will No One Do This Woman's Hair?
Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who refuses to issue wedding licenses to gay couples, was jailed yesterday on contempt charges. That's not funny. But I'm sorry, this meme is hilarious. Take a look - and tell me it didn't make...
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Who's a Happy (Training) Camper?
Yesterday, a federal judge vacated the four-game suspension that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell threw at New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in the now infamous Deflategate Case. That means that Tom Terrific will be suited up and on the field...
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Yes, Sir, Yes, Sir, 40 Sweaters Worth
Chris, a six-year-old ram who was rescued in the Australian outback recently, had his fleece shorn for the first time ever this week. When all was said and done, the shearing yielded about 42 kilos of fleece - that's almost 90...
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Be the Talk of Your Labor Day Barbecue
So if you're interested in having everyone talk about you at your Labor Day barbecue, this could be the thing for you. The video here is called "How to Skin a Watermelon." Following the methods demonstrated, you'll be able to pull the outer...
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Keith Richards Slams Rap, Heavy Metal & the Beatles
Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards sat down for an interview recently with Rolling Stone, the magazine. He was promoting his upcoming solo album, "Crosseyed Heart," which comes out on September 18. But in the course of the interview, he had...
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44th in the 49th
President Barack Obama has been busy this week, visiting the nation's 49th state and making some points about climate change in the process. While in Alaska, he did some salmon fishing, taped a TV show with Bear Grylls, and visited some very...
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Can't a Frog Get a Little (Green) Peace?
Poor Kermit the Frog. He and his long-time beau, Miss Piggy, broke up over the summer. Just another in a long line of celebrity break-ups this year. He asked for privacy, but of course, you know the media. Now, they're falling over...
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Vince Wilfork Texas Stylin'
HBO's Hard Knocks is in its tenth season of following one NFL team through its training camp as the players get ready for the full season. This year, the show focuses on the Houston Texans. Vince Wilfork, one of the biggest defensive linemen...
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