Recent Blog Posts

  • Forcing Spring-Blooming Bulbs in Winter

    November 15, 2013
    Most spring-blooming bulbs can be forced into bloom. The most common choices are hyacinths, tulips, narcissus, grape hyacinths and crocuses
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  • Gardening Tips for November

    November 1, 2013
    You've raked up the leaves but the snow hasn't fallen yet. There are still things in the lawn and garden that need to be done!
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  • Preparing Perennials for Winter

    October 15, 2013
    Perennials can be an easy addition to your flowerbeds that you can enjoy year after year, but without the proper preparation for winter even the hardiest perennials can struggle and may not survive the coldest months.
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  • Using Fallen Leaves to Help the Birds

    October 1, 2013
    When you're busy raking leaves every autumn, take a break and use some of those leaves to help the birds! Fallen leaves, or leaf litter, can be very beneficial to birds.
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  • Troubleshooting Canning Problems

    August 15, 2013
    Sometimes, even those who have been home canning for years may run into problems with their food-filled jars. Some problems are related to the condition of the jars or lids and/or how they were filled. Others relate to spoilage of the food or changes the food may have undergone during processing.
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  • Pest Control Around the Home

    August 1, 2013
    You love your home and you have to continue trying to make it, "just right," for you, your family, and your pets.
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  • What if your Pet is Skunked

    July 15, 2013
    Skunks are common in rural and suburban areas, and pets are curious about these waddling, furry creatures. Unfortunately, skunks are not sociable and will spray their bitter, overpowering oil on curious pets, but it is possible to de-skunk your pet if it is sprayed.
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  • Creating A Compost Pile

    July 1, 2013
    Starting a compost pile is as easy as following a cooking recipe. Just get the right ingredients together, mix well, and let it cook. In a matter of months you'll have finished "black gold" to mix into the soil of your flower, herb and vegetable gardens.
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  • Going to Bat Against Bugs

    June 15, 2013
    Try natural biological insect control. The evidence suggests that a typical bat colony can make a difference to those who want to use natural biological insect control as part of their insect control.
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  • Flea & Tick Control

    June 1, 2013
    Cats and dogs can be warm, wonderful companions. However, those companions will often most likely bring other parasitic creatures into your lives that are not at all welcome.
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