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Build a Rain Garden
Storm water runoff can be a big problem in summer during heavy thunderstorms. As the water rushes across roofs and driveways, it picks up oil and other pollutants. Municipal storm water treatment...
A Different Lamb's Ears
When you say lamb?s ears ( Stachys byzantina ), most flower gardeners think of the perennial with silvery white, wooly foliage and purple flower spikes. However, there is another version of lamb?s...
All About Watermelons
There is nothing that says ?summertime? like fresh watermelon. If you?re looking for more ways to use watermelons in recipes, as decorations, or in activities with your kids, check out the...
New False Aster
Boltonia is a flower in the aster family that blooms in late summer. A North American native, boltonia produces masses of white, pink, or violet flowers, depending on the variety. This perennial...
In the Garden
The list of illnesses carried by summer's insect pests is daunting: encephalitis, West Nile virus, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, malaria, dengue fever, Lyme disease, and even plague! According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Web site, "human...
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More Info on Insects and Repellents For more information than you could ever want about insect- and tick-borne diseases, visit this...
Shows & Events
Summer Fruit Tasting at Monticello Visit Monticello, former home of Thomas Jefferson, on August 6 for their Summer Fruit Tasting....
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- Plan for Vacation Mowing
- Plant Late-Blooming Perennials
- Remove Spent Flowers and Vegetables
- Order Peonies
- Prune Hedges