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Problems and Solutions

How to kill Poison Oak and Poison Ivy

May 17, 2008

Poison Ivy is one of the worst enemies to gardeners and hikers. In the drier western states, its rude cousin Poison Oak is just as bad. The techniques for eradication of Poison Oak and Poison Ivy are the same are. You basically have two options, one mechanical and one chemical. The mechanical is friendlier to [...]

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Here are some ideas for plants in hot locations.

April 27, 2008

Some Like it HOT!!!! If April showers bring May flowers what do the May showers bring? Summer flowers of course. April May and June are the most well known months for prolific blooms but if you select the right plants the summer heat  can bring lots of color too. Here are few summer bloomers that [...]

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Do you have a problem with weeds in the garden?

April 14, 2008

I get this question all the time…….How do I keep weeds out of my garden? Weed= any plant that is out of place in a garden. I once had a beautiful oak tree that grew naturally from an acorn that found its way to my garden. When it was still a young seedling, my helper [...]

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Are your Daylies covered in rust?

April 9, 2008

I was touring a local nursery yesterday and had decided to add about ten yellow daylilies to my garden but then was told by the sales lady that they had just been quarantined by the regional agriculture inspector. “Huh, what? But I want buy them” My pleading fell on understanding ears but she was serious. [...]

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