Category: Gardening

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Okay, Gardeners! Grab Your Graph Paper!

While Old Man Winter over-stayed his welcome this year (to put it mildly), spring is finally here, as evidenced by the emergence of daffodils and crocus. While these brave little bulbs are not bound by our calendar year, they are programmed by their DNA to respond to changes in the amount of light available during […]

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Grow Your Own Disney Movie

When you grow a butterfly garden, it’s like growing a Disney movie. Come, learn the key to growing successful butterfly and hummingbird gardens…

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Thinking of Spring: Spring Garden Preparation Made Easy

Garden Preparation Need Not be Difficult Maybe it was your neighbor’s tomatoes that did it, or the butterfly garden you saw in the park. Perhaps it was a flush of impatiens, lighting up a shade-dappled spot at an outdoor mall. Whatever it was, you’ve decided that next year, you’re going to have a garden. While […]

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Seed Collecting and Storing

If you are a home gardener, you can collect your own seeds from your own plants. Commercial seed packets routinely provide seed information on the back of the packets. However, if you are interested in collecting your own seeds, you can find this same information in books and online.

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How to Avoid Spring Digging Injuries in the Garden

With spring comes the urge to plant. And that means digging. Are you aware of what digging does to your risk for injury? By nature, we humans are creatures of habit. So if we dig planting holes with the left leg on the spade and the right leg in back, chances are we always dig in that configuration. Over time, this creates imbalanced muscle groups throughout the legs, pelvis, trunk and even shoulders and arms.