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Paint Your PineconesPaint Your Pinecones
By Suga, October 26, 2015

Have flowers that keep you smiling all winter long, and no water needed!

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How To Use Gravel for Mulching Small PlantsHow To Use Gravel for Mulching Small Plants
By parttimegardener, October 25, 2015

When I was getting tired of poking gravel with tweezers or toothpicks out of the rosettes of my sempervivums and jovibarbas after having applied fine gravel as a ground cover, I came up with a new method and applied plants to gravel rather than gravel to plants.

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Your Edible Garden, Autumn 2015Your Edible Garden, Autumn 2015
By awesomeblossom, October 23, 2015

Cool-season edible crops for mild climates

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Some Thoughts on Garden PlanningSome Thoughts on Garden Planning
By TBGDN, October 22, 2015

When it comes to garden planning (and planting), I can only speak for myself. I try to use self-discipline when it comes to managing the yards and gardens; and what is to be grown there, planted there, and removed from there. Also I think about what will save time, money, and work. With each passing year I give careful consideration to each of these, especially the "work" part!

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Attract Songbirds with Fruiting ShrubsAttract Songbirds with Fruiting Shrubs
By Newyorkrita, October 21, 2015

Many of us put seed out to attract backyard birds, but we can bring even more birds to the garden by adding summer fruiting shrubs.

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Video Presentation by Dave: Dealing with DirtVideo Presentation by Dave: Dealing with Dirt
By dave, October 20, 2015

Dave recently spoke to the master gardeners in Rusk County, Texas, covering topics related to soil: nutrients, pH, vermicomposting, hugelkultur, and much more. We recorded the lecture and present it to you now as a 45 minute video with audio from the event, along with the slides shown.

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Video: Planting Mums in PumpkinsVideo: Planting Mums in Pumpkins
By Trish, October 19, 2015

Pumpkins can make fun whimsical planting containers for your fall mums. Trish shows you how to turn a carving pumpkin into a snazzy mum planter.

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Digging, Dividing & Storing Dahlia TubersDigging, Dividing & Storing Dahlia Tubers
By frankrichards16, October 18, 2015

In the colder climate zones, dahlias have to be dug up in the fall and stored for the winter. I have been digging and storing tubers for many years. I have tried many different methods. Here is what works best for me.

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The October Not-A-Raffle-Raffle!The October Not-A-Raffle-Raffle!
By dave, October 17, 2015

This is our last raffle for 2015, and it's another GREAT one! You are going to be shocked and amazed at the wonderful prizes we're offering, so come in, buy your tickets, and hope to win!

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Fall Harvested Vegetables Celebration WrapupFall Harvested Vegetables Celebration Wrapup
By dave, October 16, 2015

We're nearing the end of our Fall Harvested Vegetables Week, and it was a great one! Let's have a look at the highlights from the week.

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ATP Podcast #98: Pumpkins and Winter SquashATP Podcast #98: Pumpkins and Winter Squash
By dave, October 15, 2015

This week we're celebrating fall harvested vegetables, and in today's episode we talk all about winter squash! Butternuts, acorns, jarrahdales, pumpkins, the list goes on and on.

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Grow Pumpkins and Other Winter Squash!Grow Pumpkins and Other Winter Squash!
By dave, October 14, 2015

When Texans hear the word "squash," they usually think about the watery and tasteless yellow crooknecks and zucchini. Well, put those ideas out of your mind! Winter Squash deserves a place in every southern garden.

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Fall GreensFall Greens
By Anderwood, October 13, 2015

When the boys of summer are past their prime, it's time to plant your own salad mix.

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Winter Crops for the South -- OnionsWinter Crops for the South -- Onions
By farmerdill, October 12, 2015

There are many vegetables that thrive in a winter garden in the south. One of the best is the onion. It is grown in the winter and harvested in mid-spring.

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Harvesting in Autumn: Storing for WinterHarvesting in Autumn: Storing for Winter
By TBGDN, October 11, 2015

My memories of the years when I was a young lad are full of scenes relating to autumn harvests of staple foods from the fields and gardens. It was considered wasteful, even sinful, back then not to plan ahead and prepare for the coming winter months. This activity began in the mid-summer months, but it accelerated rapidly as we moved into late summer and early fall.

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Celebrating Fall Harvested VegetablesCelebrating Fall Harvested Vegetables
By dave, October 10, 2015

We open the Fall Harvested Vegetables Celebration Week with a look at the top cultivars, top comments, most thumbed images, and more!

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Kitchen TimerKitchen Timer
By Boopaints, October 9, 2015

Keep a kitchen timer outside in your garden to remind you to move the hose or go on an errand.

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ATP Podcast #97: Desert Plants of UtahATP Podcast #97: Desert Plants of Utah
By dave, October 8, 2015

We just got back from a three week trip to see eight different national parks, mostly in Utah. In today's podcast, we discuss our impression of the deserts we saw, and the plants that live there.

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Use Electrical Tape on Garden ToolsUse Electrical Tape on Garden Tools
By dave, October 7, 2015

In this video, Trish demonstrates how she uses pink electric tape to customize her tools. This makes them easier to find in the grass, and the pink tape deters thieving family members who don't want to be seen using pink tools! :)

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Cover Crops for Beauty and the BeesCover Crops for Beauty and the Bees
By Newyorkrita, October 6, 2015

Cover crops are very useful to attract bees and other beneficial insects. They are most often used as green manures to enrich the soil, but I just grow them because they are pretty and they attract pollinators.

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Simple Tips for Better PicturesSimple Tips for Better Pictures
By dogwalker, October 5, 2015

Some easy ideas to help your photographs

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Gum Balls Can Be Your Friend!Gum Balls Can Be Your Friend!
By Suga, October 4, 2015

I've been told all my life, you have to use what the good Lord gives you! Well, in the summer I get the shade from the gum tree, but in the winter months I get those dreaded gum balls everywhere. I decided there had to be something I could do with them.

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Protection from Rabbits for Small Plants and SeedlingsProtection from Rabbits for Small Plants and Seedlings
By StaticAsh, October 3, 2015

How to make simple cages to keep rabbits from eating your young plants.

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Great Fun Attending a Dahlia ShowGreat Fun Attending a Dahlia Show
By Paul2032, October 2, 2015

My parents were plant lovers, and I remember attending flower shows with them when I was quite young. There were a number of active plant societies then, and many towns had garden clubs that put on a show each year. There was also the state fair and there were some county fairs with shows.

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Dahlias Celebration Week WrapupDahlias Celebration Week Wrapup
By dave, October 2, 2015

We're nearing the end of our Dahlias Week, and it was a great one! Let's have a look at the highlights from the week.

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