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Garden Myths Busted: Soil Acidifiers, Tobacco, Hot Peppers
If you notice I said repel insects not kill.A study done in 2002 indicated that whiteflies and mites were repelled for almost 2 months. The soap helps the mixture adhere to the leaves and stems.If you would like to try a nicotine insecticide brewed the...
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El Segundo
What Is Tobacco Mosaic Virus: How To Treat Tobacco Mosaic Disease
Virus-free plants should be purchased to help avoid bringing the disease into the garden. All plant debris, dead and diseased, should be removed as well to prevent the spread of the disease.In addition, it is always best to avoid smoking while working...
Ohio
Willoughby
Three Aralias for your indoor gardens
Despite the assets, these aralias are not among the best beginner houseplants. The false aralia then looks almost like a Schefflera with serrated leaves. All are lovely foliage plants.
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El Segundo
Yes, Joyce, there is a Money Tree (Pachira)
A minor point but one that some readers may find importantMoney Tree art at left by the incomparable "Inky" Used here with permission, Thank you! Inky Art not to be used elsewhere without express permission of the creator.
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El Segundo
What Is Tobacco Streak Virus: Learn About Tobacco Streak Damage On Raspberry Plants
Tobacco streak virus goes by many different names, depending on the plant infected.Tobacco streak virus is responsible for the symptoms of the disease commonly called raspberry streak.
Ohio
Willoughby
What Is Tree Sap Used For?
The sap is used as a revitalizing tonic.Sweetgum was also used by Native Americans as a balm, as was Sangre de Grado. It also has uses in photographic printing, cosmetics and perfume-making.In 2007, Saint Louis University researchers experimented with...
California
Santa Monica
Garden Crafts: How-to Instructions For A Macrame\' Hanging Planter
A coat hook, plant hook, or just a nail on the porch outside. Of course, that was way back in the days of bell-bottom pants and tie dye too.Macrame plant hangers are a great gift for gardening friends.
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El Segundo
Bad luck with houseplants? Try lucky bamboo
Use filtered water, spring water, or freshwater aquarium water. I should describe lucky bamboo for the two or three of you who have never seen it. Fertilizers labeled for hydroponic growing would be most suitable.The most common, of the few complaints...
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El Segundo
A Grapevine Christmas Tree
For years friends have given me "gardening" Christmas ornaments. A few red cardinals and other birds in nests were tucked among the vines. Owners are usually glad to give permission for grapevines to be cut and collected.Every year the tree finds a place...
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El Segundo
--flowering tobaccos
Sprinkle the tiny seeds on well-drained rich soil where you wish them to grow, or start them inside 10-14 weeks before your last frost date. They may be slow to begin active growth (depending on the temperature) but once it warms up totally they'll be...
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El Segundo
What Is Palm Tree Wood Used For?
The fibrous wood is pulled apart and woven together as thatch for roof covering and small posts are fashioned for hanging hammocks. This fiber is also woven to make the carpet and wall coverings and the leftover is salvaged for forage, fertilizer and...
California
Santa Monica
Warm and Cozy Buckwheat Seeds?
It reminds me of newly dug soil and planting seeds, scents of spring and warm sunshine.When I talked with June she reminded me that the cozies are made of buckwheat seeds, not buckwheat hulls, and they can be warmed in the microwave over and over again.
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El Segundo
Using Sand For Lawns: Is Sand Good For Lawns
This can leave unsightly globs of sand throughout the lawn while the grass beneath these heavy mounds of sand can literally be choked out. They lay on top of one another making water unable to penetrate them.
Ohio
Willoughby
My favorite, versatile, new gardening tool is my \
My smart phone has an awesome utility for keeping records, issuing reminders, and gathering information. A database of plants is another tempting app. Cell phone cameras are getting better all the time.
California
El Segundo
Tobacco Ringspot Damage – Recognizing Tobacco Ringspot Symptoms
The biggest losses are seen when the seeds you use are heavily infected or when the infection occurs in younger plants.Some of the signs of tobacco ringspot virus are stunting in young plants and damage to leaves.
Ohio
Willoughby
Hummers at your window - a great gift idea!
On July 21st, we were relaxing in our pool and saw our first hummer, feeding from the fuchsia. Many of them had never seen a hummer at all, never mind up close and personal. My reading suggested placing multiple feeders out of sight of one another.
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El Segundo
What Is Gypsum: Using Gypsum For Garden Tilth
It has been touted as beneficial for breaking up compact soil, especially. Using a little elbow grease and lovely organic goodies from fall clean up or compost worked into the soil to a depth of at least 8 inches will provide an excellent soil amendment.Studies...
Ohio
Willoughby
Party Favors From the Heart: African Violets and Handmade Containers
The combustible material explodes into flames and creates a wonderfully varied glaze surface on the pot. Any stress I had about the wedding disappeared into finishing this relaxing task.I decided to raku many of the pots.
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El Segundo
Gardening Gifts A to Z
Maybe your gardener dreams big and hopes to nurture a future champion like the late greatof Maryland. Our national tree*, an oak tree would be a grand gift for someone with room enough to accomodate a large shade tree.
California
El Segundo
Diana\'s Anise Biscotti
Anise seed is also used as flavoring in baked goods, root beer, gum, candies and alcoholic beverages. You can also cut them on a diagonal, which makes the cookies larger. Anise is an annual plant with white, umbel flowers and a long taproot.
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El Segundo
What the Gardener Gets for Christmas
I've even gotten interesting metal ones. In March I had the vague sense I'd seen the new month's scene before, so I cheated and inspected the 12 months at once. “Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.
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El Segundo
Using Yarrow In Compost – Is Yarrow Good For Composting
A lot of gardeners say yes.have a high concentration of sulfur, potassium, copper, phosphates, nitrates, copper, and potash. Using yarrow in compost even in such small amounts is, presumably, enough to have a noticeable effect.
Ohio
Willoughby
What Is Aromatherapy: Learn About Using Plants For Aromatherapy
The benefits of aromatherapy vary by individual but many practitioners claim they may encompass such effects as stress relief, wound and ache salves, antiseptic properties, sleep enhancers and even pain relief.
Ohio
Willoughby
What Is Wild Celery: Uses For Wild Celery Plants
The female blossoms grow on thin stalks until they rise to the surface of the water. This is not the case. Growing wild celery in your home garden is not possible. It grows in brackish waters around the world, usually in areas where the water is 2.75...
Ohio
Willoughby
Plant Profiles For New Gardeners: Sempervirens tectorum, Hens and Chicks
In realty, this was an excellent choice, because the fleshy leaves contain quite a bit of moisture which makes it hard for fire to catch and burn.This plant reproduces by sending out little fleshy runners that produce a baby plant at the end.
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El Segundo
Indian Tobacco - Verbesina virginica
The first and most wonderful plant that I met that day was the Texas Star Hibiscus. Josephine had chosen the handle here on Dave's of "Frostweed," and as she started to tell me about this wonderful flower, I saw the simple beauty of this plant.
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El Segundo
Gifts from and for Gardeners: How to Make a Discharge Printed Vest
You shouldn't have to soak it, but dampen it well. I also cut a piece for the inside of the vest to keep the bleach from bleeding through to the back side. Lay plastic down where you will be working.
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El Segundo
Handmade decorative paper with added flowers, seeds, leaves
For example, if you stack wet pulp sheets between thin kitchen dish towels to dry, they will have a different texture than if stacked between terrycloth bath towels. Find some old window screen and staple it tightly to the bottom of the frame.
California
El Segundo
Plant Profiles for New Gardeners: Zinnias
Work the ground to about 6" deep after danger of frost has passed, removing rocks, grass and weeds. The main reason for this, is they give a huge bang for the buck invested. Even a gardener on the tightest budget can afford the inexpensive seed packs...
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El Segundo