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Avid Gardener: All About Lawns and Weeds
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Avid Gardener: All About Lawns and Weeds
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Lora Gauss
Knowing your weed enemy and going in for eradication early and often seems the key to helping garden areas (including turfgrass) have manageable weed populations. [Read More]
Avid Gardener: Gardening Play Areas to Delight Children
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Avid Gardener: Gardening Play Areas to Delight Children
12 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Lora Gauss
I don’t have Kenneth Grahame’s fairy-tale type English setting in my neighborhood, but there are things I can do to make my yard appealing for children of all ages. [Read More]
The Avid Gardener: The Time to Garden Is Now
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The Avid Gardener: The Time to Garden Is Now
14 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Lora Gauss
Hard hit by our shared global troubles, it would be easy to be self-pitying, but that’s not the path we’ve traditionally chosen in trying times. Instead, we resorted to home and community as a means of providing for ourselves and reaching out to others. [Read More]
The Avid Gardener: How Trees Benefit Communities
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The Avid Gardener: How Trees Benefit Communities
18 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Lora Gauss
There are practical benefits to having trees planted in yards or along community streets, including removing large quantities of pollution from the air, saving energy and reducing cooling costs, increasing home values of homes, improving state of mind, increasing pride in local communities, helping [Read More]
The Allure of Live Christmas Trees The Allure of Live Christmas Trees
31 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Lora Gauss
Though live Christmas trees, with their joyful scent and natural beauty, may only be on display in our homes for a few weeks each December, they are a year-round occupation for tree farmers across the area. [Read More]
Avid Gardener: 5 Holiday Plants and Their Care
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Avid Gardener: 5 Holiday Plants and Their Care
33 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Lora Gauss
Though our weather outside may soon be frightful, it’s still possible to add cheer to the indoors with gifts of plants. Here are five popular ones, how to care for them and, in my experience, whether it may be better to keep or discard them once the holidays pass. [Read More]
Avid Gardener: The world of carnivorous plants Avid Gardener: The world of carnivorous plants
44 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
I first encountered carnivorous plants in the 1960s when Venus flytraps were all the rage and being sold by mail order. For a mere dollar you could “amaze people of all ages” when the plant ate hamburger meat from your fingers and actually caught and ate flies, or so the advertising [Read More]
Avid Gardner: Tips for Growing Herbs in Containers
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Avid Gardner: Tips for Growing Herbs in Containers
48 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Lora Gauss
It’s easy to love herbs. All those romanticized portrayals of them spell allure, whether it’s in kitchen gardens surrounded by white picket fences glimpsed through back doors, standing at attention in terra cotta pots on a windowsill, or hanging neatly in small tidy bunches drying for later use. [Read More]
Avid Gardner: Tips for growing herbs in containers Avid Gardner: Tips for growing herbs in containers
50 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
It’s easy to love herbs. All those romanticized portrayals of them spell allure, whether it’s in kitchen gardens surrounded by white picket fences glimpsed through back doors, standing at attention in terra cotta pots on a windowsill, or hanging neatly in small tidy bunches drying for [Read More]
Small-space gardening with compact plants Small-space gardening with compact plants
54 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
Today’s gardening needs have changed dramatically. Where once families may have lived in suburban lots with outdoor space for generous vegetable and flower gardens, today they might be living in a large house sandwiched on a small lot or an apartment, townhome or condo with a tiny yard or none [Read More]
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