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Great Plants for Lush, Low-Water Gardens

Water restrictions making your garden look washed out? Give it living color with unthirsty grasses, flowers and succulents Full Story
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charlielou
My favorite childhood memory is from one summer at the lake. My family was staying at our cottage and one day, my father, who liked to wander in the woods, came back so exited. Everyone else was too busy doing their own thing, but me, as in character, was simply splashing my feet in the lake - sitting on the dock. I followed my dad, and he brought me to a place that was formerly swamp. Large trees, but no underbrush or plants--- simply a padded carpet of moss under the tree canopy. It was so beautiful, I can still see it to this day. I tried to find the moss room years after as an adult, but it wasn't there. It must have been a result of the climate conditions for that year, I'll never forget it though- it still exists vividly in my memories.
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Great Design Plant: Blackfoot Daisy for Prettier Dry Ground

Don’t let its delicate looks fool you. This ground cover can survive extreme cold and heat, and with little water to boot Full Story
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tsudhonimh
Denise - the Zone is the COLDEST place they can survive.
March 26, 2014 at 5:05pm   
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juliewa8
Does anyone know if bunnies like to eat the tender new growth on this plant? Could it possibly be rabbit-proof?? Everything I've planted with the exception of cactus and agave have been mowed down within days of planting, even when there are established plants of the same variety (here when we bought the place a year ago in Lake Havasu City, AZ). Suggestions for rabbit-resistant ornamentals are appreciated!
April 6, 2014 at 6:42pm   
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10 Expert Tips for Growing Edibles in Containers

Get glorious veggies and fruits on your patio with a pro’s guidance — including his personal recipe for potting mix Full Story
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Robert Beebe
An insight on how to mix the Planting Soil? I dump layers on a large tarp and pull one edge over to the other side, rolling the ingredients back and forth in several directions til I'm satisfied with the blend.
last Thursday at 6:41pm   
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bmarten
Thanks Steve for the great article & terrific tips! I'm in S Florida & can no longer put my plants in the ground like I used up north since the slugs, snails & lizards seem to feast upon the tender young plants. I started using containers inside a fully screened in area and the tomato & pepper plants are doing ok but have been battling loads of white fly. My basil has also developed black spot fungus, it seems to be a constant struggle.
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Hello, Honey: Beekeeping Anywhere for Fun, Food and Good Deeds

We need pollinators, and they increasingly need us too. Here, why and how to be a bee friend Full Story
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Marylea Adams
We've kept bees for years and also help others in our area start home hives. www.bluemoonbees.com
April 4, 2014 at 1:39pm     
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Lynda
So happy to see this article (especially after reading the other idea book "Gardening for the Bees." In that article, the author actually called honeybees "junk." I believe he was greatly misinformed. I loved this Ideabook. Thank you!

I have just recently become a Certified BeeKeeper in SC. My husband is at the Journeyman level and has been keeping bees for years. This year he will have about 75 hives. He also raises queens and sells NUC's. We love our honeybees and the honey they provide :-)
April 5, 2014 at 2:41pm     
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Meet Shigeru Ban, Winner of the 2014 Pritzker Architecture Prize

This humanitarian’s vision includes inspiring new uses for everyday materials, in relief housing and other structures the world over Full Story
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13eco13
This guy is fan-freaking-tastic. How wonderful it is that Shigeru Ban is an artist, a scientist, and a humanitarian rolled into one! And how wonderful it is that such a person is honored and recognized for his contributions to the world.
April 7, 2014 at 5:07pm   
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What an extraordinary human being! This man is an artist, a scientist and a humanitarian all in one and his contributions have made an impact on the lives of many. Honoring him is a privilege.
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