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Dave\'s Garden Book Review: Pine Needle Basketry
I enjoyed seeing the outstanding photography and am anxious to get started making my own baskets! I cut a couple of old ballpoint ink pen cases down to make my tubes, but drinking straws, small vacuum hoses and copper tubes are also easy to work with.The...
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El Segundo
Fun Feature: Making Compost in the Self-contained Toter Composter
It shouldn't be wet, but should have the consistency of a wrung out sponge. Your compost will reduce between 50 and 70% as it decomposes. The Toter Composter is totally BPA free, so the compost is safe to use on edibles and in vegetable gardens.Compost...
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El Segundo
Dave\'s Garden Book Review: Appalachian Basketmaking
While the roots of the designs can be traced to Scots-Irish or Germanic origins, materials are uniquely North American and influences attributed to Native Americans noted.This book isn't a ‘how-to' for beginners.
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Making a Living Wreath
Don't discard these broken pieces but lay them on moist seedling mix to sprout and form future plants.Starting at a point, work clockwise or counter clockwise placing plants into the base.
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Fun Feature: Making Compost in the Self-contained Toter Composter #2
We've had a great deal of rain lately, and the Toter Composter prevents waterlogging. Trimmings, grass clippings and non-greasy kitchen waste all make ideal material for compost.There are a number of products on the market to facilitate this process,...
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El Segundo
Butcher\'s Broom Care – Information And Tips For Growing Butcher\'s Broom
The tip of each leaf is a sharp spine. Butcher's broom plant is a tough little shrub that tolerates almost any condition exceptU.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones7 through 9, it has a number of landscape uses, and you can grow it in containers...
Ohio
Willoughby
Fun Feature: Making Compost in the Self-contained Toter Composter #3
However, it is a handy tool for suburban gardens and areas where a traditional compost heap might offend your neighbors. The nutrients in compost will not burn tender plants and many gardeners like to incorporate into their containers as an easy way to...
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El Segundo
Information On Broom Shrubs: Controlling Broom Shrubs In The Landscape
You can also cut the green foliage and let the stems dry out. Broom shrub plants may get 9 feet tall and produce some spectacular bloom displays in spring. Most broom shrub varieties were originally introduced as ornamentals but some species became useful...
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Willoughby
Scotch Broom Pruning: When And How To Trim A Scotch Broom Plant
Read on for information about scotch broom maintenance.Scotch broom plants may require pruning because of broken or diseased branches, like any other shrubs. ) is an attractive shrub that rises to about 10 feet high with an open, airy growth pattern.
Ohio
Willoughby
Pineapple Broom Plant Care: Moroccan Pineapple Broom Plants In Gardens
Looking for a reliable, small, hardy tree or shrub with fragrant flowers? Propagation is best from seed, which is firstRenewal pruning helps maintain attractive form and vigorous growth.
Ohio
Willoughby
Sweet Broom Shrub Care – How To Plant Broom Shrubs
The plant forms a shrub 6 to 8 feet wide with a slightly smaller spread. The plant grows quickly and produces a nice airy bush with drought and cold tolerance. The plant was popular for its rapid growth and low sweet broom shrub care.
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Willoughby
Scotch Broom Control: Getting Rid Of Scotch Broom Shrub From The Yard
Make sure you get all of the roots, as partial removal of roots will it to come back instead of fully getting rid of scotch broom.Controlling scotch broom in the home landscape may be best accomplished by continual shearing during the driest seasons.
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Willoughby
Fun feature: Ask-a-Gardener
Or, if this is a dead end, but sure you put the flare into open tunnel, as shoving it into the blind end will just end up smoking you out, or you can extinguish the flare by shoving it in the dirt.
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Ask-a-Gardener: Your Gardening Questions Answered
It is a drastic measure that will cut down the population considerably. Fungus gnats love damp soil and as long as your potting medium remains damp, they'll happily reproduce. The larvae feed on roots, so removing them is important too.
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El Segundo
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Gardening is both art and science, with some luck and skill thrown in for good measure. It comes in a powder or granules (maybe other forms too), so you should check the distributor's suggestions for best use of their particular product.
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It depends on too many uncontrollable variables like how much you took off and how old the bush is and what the weather is like this year and how many siblings your father had. (Typically, it's my family that's a little off the mark here.) Anyway, generally...
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Fun feature: Ask-a-Gardener
Other questions may be moved to one of our other forums so your fellow members can help you. Every week or so,I change the water to keep it fresh. This will help keep from having to use so much additional soil.
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Stones are reasonably effective and decorative. Is the fig currently in the sun outside? If you can shelter the plants behind a parapet wall, upstairs room, bamboo screen, or the like, it can only help.
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El Segundo
Fun feature: Ask-a-Gardener
Other questions may be moved to one of our other forums so your fellow members can help you. We hope you find these questions (and answers, penned by our admins and writers) helpful as you grow your gardening knowledge!
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Fun feature: Ask-a-Gardener
Although I'm not familiar with your climate, things like ice storms, late freezes or even early leaf-out affects the timing of my color show. Answers: Most crape myrtle foliage turns reddish or maroon in the autumn.
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Fun feature: Ask-a-Gardener
Occasionally we come across a question that we find particularly interesting or intriguing. As time goes by, the ceanothus will crowd out these and a lot of the pitcher sage. The good news is, there are far more purple flowers than blue ones.
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We hope you find these questions (and answers, penned by our admins and writers) helpful as you grow your gardening knowledge! A few inches of mulch and maybe a large bucket covering that would insulate the roots enough to survive the winter.
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Depending on the type of rose you've collected seeds from, they might bloom the first year, and they might take as long as three years.: You're in Massachusetts, like me, zone 7 in your case.
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Fun feature: Ask-a-Gardener
I'd say your jade plant (Crassula ovata) looks pretty healthy, judging by the bright green tips on the branches. A big part of what attracts people to Dave's Garden has always been our forums, where gardeners ask and answer questions for one another.
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Good luck!Remember, if you have a gardening question that you would like to suggest for this feature, post it. They tend to drop leaves and sulk if blasted with artificial heat right off the bat.
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Fun feature: Ask-a-Gardener
I dont believe that there are any leaks from it. Other questions may be moved to one of our other forums so your fellow members can help you.Thanks to Joan for the Lilac image and palmbob for the palm image.
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Fun feature: Ask-a-Gardener
An unpollinated squash will grow to about the size you indicate and then simply dry up and drop off. Scrolling up to "Search articles" I find the one I remember, by Jill M. Occasionally we come across a question that we find particularly interesting or...
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Fun feature: Ask-a-Gardener
I was advised to dig them back up and plant them at a shallower depth. The buds did not form. They need to have enough fertility and sunlight in the current year to make enough energy to store it over the winter and bloom the following year.
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It creates a windbreak and protects the roots at the same time. You need to cover/wrap up all plants including the pots, so their roots won't freeze.But that should be only temporary, not all winter.
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