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An Apple a Day Helps Memory
The old adage "An apple a day keeps the doctor away" can now be amended to include keeping your memory sharp as you age. Research at the University of Massachusetts Lowell suggests that drinking 2...
New Colorful, Heat-Tolerant Plants
The heat is on this summer, and many gardeners are wondering which flower varieties will perform the best during these hot, sultry days. To help gardeners decide, researchers at the University of...
A More Efficient Way To Water
Many gardeners keep their lawns looking green and lush by putting their sprinkler irrigation systems on a timer to automatically provide adequate water for their grass. While automatic systems are...
Unique Hanging Planters
It?s not too late to plant container gardens, especially if you?re growing in hanging containers such as the handy Plug & Grow bags. Designed to hang from a ceiling, deck, or porch, each...
In the Garden
With the current trend of more naturalistic plantings, low-maintenance gardens, and less dependence on chemicals, one of my favorite types of gardens is the meadow garden. Once established, a meadow garden will reflect the rhythm of the seasons,...
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Insect Identification The University of Wisconsin Entomology Department Insect Identification Web page has so much...
Favorite or New Plant
Tree Peony Tree peonies have been around for hundreds of years, and the Chinese have perfected the use of...
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- Remove Yellow Bulb Foliage
- Control Cucumber Beetles
- Scout for Japanese Beetles
- Reduce Moss in Lawns
- Trap Nuisance Earwigs