Take a Good Look at your Indoor Plants

Weather so far this season has been really really cold, and of late, nice, and wet.  Not a great time to be outside wording in the yard.  It IS, however, a great time to do some much-needed primping of your indoor plants.  If you keep your plants clean and neat, they’re not only more attractive, …

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World Pollution Prevention Day

World Pollution Prevention Day is observed around the globe on December 2, a day created to instill awareness on environmental pollution and its negative impacts on our health and the planet. International organizations such as the United Nations (U.N.), the World Health Organization (WHO), Greenpeace, and others have been urging countries all over the world …

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Creeping Garden Thugs do a lot of Damage

It’s likely you don’t need an introduction to snails and slugs, the bane to most gardeners. Loosely related to octopi and oysters, they glide along on their muscular foot, secreting mucus to facilitate movement, leaving their trademark glistening trail behind.  With similar biology, the snail carries an external shell while slugs have evolved without one. …

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Prevention is the best Way to Manage Weeds

Do you have a “let them be” approach to managing weeds?  Why remove them when they’ll eventually die back?  Time to reconsider.  Some weeds are aggressive and invasive; tops may die down, but roots remain alive until conditions are right for them to grow. Many spread by seeds. That one little dandelion plant in your …

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Autumnal Equinox is Time for Fall Cleanup

Thursday, September 22 is the autumnal equinox, astronomically the day when the sun crosses the celestial equator heading south. From this point until the first day of winter, days will get shorter. The time of the year usually ushers in cooler weather, which is a good reminder to start cleaning up the garden. Referred to …

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