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Short, Colorful Mullein
Most gardeners know mullein as a large, velvety-leaved perennial that self sows in your garden and produces a 5-foot-tall, yellow flower stalk in midsummer. The English have taken a liking to this...
New Everbearing Blackberries
For years gardeners have enjoyed everbearing raspberry varieties, such as ?Heritage?. These varieties fruit twice a year -- in summer and fall. Now from the University of Arkansas comes a breeding...
Star Search for New Plants
Ever wonder if that unusual flower that sprang up in your yard is a new variety that might be worth millions? Even though plant-breeding companies spend thousands of dollars to develop new...
Biodegradable Cell Phones
The latest recycling challenge involves the bevy of discarded electronic equipment, and one of the biggest culprits are cell phones. As people change phone plans and upgrade the quality and style...
In the Garden
Now's the time most people actually get out into the garden. Here are some first steps to preparing your garden soil, getting seeds started, and deciding what to plant where.
Improving the Soil
Raised beds with lots of organic matter added...
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Clever Gardening Technique
Deterring Snails and Slugs To discourage snails and slugs from eating a prized crop, try surrounding the area with the...
Shows & Events
Celebrate Trees Arbor Day is celebrated in California on March 7, in honor of horticulturist Luther Burbank's...
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- Transplant Cool Crops and Berry Roots
- Harvesting Broccoli
- Planting Trees
- Protecting Long Feeder Roots
- Getting Lawns Ready for Spring