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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
Recent surveys show that interest in growing vegetables is increasing, second only to creating patio areas. This pleases me because I believe that growing at least some of your own food is immensely satisfying. Having been raised in a household where...
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Creative Vegetable Gardening Although there are a number of books on potagers, among the best is Creative Vegetable Gardening...
Tool or Gardening Product
Sun Protection Recent articles in The New York Times (June 6, 2006) and The American Gardener (May/June...
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- Beware of Chiggers
- Pick Blueberries
- Wait Till Fall to Plant Trees and Shrubs
- Plant Potatoes
- Monitor Container Plantings