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Holiday Gifts for Gardeners

Sweaters, socks, and chocolate-coated espresso beans are among the gifts that, for me anyway, fall into the essential and expected holiday gift category. But if you want to “wow” the gardeners in your life this year, consider these ideas from…

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How to Avoid Most Plant Problems with One Concept – Right Plant, Right Place

Many plant problems in the landscape could be avoided by choosing the right plant for the purpose and the site. Many insects and diseases are opportunists, taking advantage of plants that are stressed and aren’t healthy enough to fight back….

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The Continuing Saga of Keeping Critters Out of the Garden

  For almost five years my solar-powered electric fence has done an awesome job of keeping the deer out of my garden though a physical barrier was needed to keep out Mr. Rabbit. Green plastic mesh fencing that was 3’…

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More snowy day citrus – Meyer lemon

I have had to deal with scale on calamondin oranges in the past. You are right, Erica, it is strangely satisfying!  This is my third season with this Meyer lemon. I put it out on the deck as soon as…

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ROOT VEGETABLES FOR THANKSGIVING?

Your non-food gardening Thanksgiving guests might not jump up and down with excitement – or even RSVP – if you tell them that root vegetables will be the theme for this years’ side dishes!  So don’t tell them. Just tell…

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Can’t grow it local? Then get yourself to a farmers’ market and BUY LOCAL!

If you can’t grow your all of your own food (and who really can?), then by all means BUY LOCAL!  Even if you do have your own lush garden, a trip to the Farmers Market is a great experience! Go…

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I Declare War on Deer. The Sequel.

I wrote a blog post about my solar powered electric deer fence in July 2009. I DECLARE WAR on Deer and Rabbits! Now, 3 years later, I have captured the effectiveness of my substantial efforts on video. I arrived home…

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