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Weeding

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A Little Glory For Morning Glories

Some morning glories can be very weedy, and the ones in my garden are certainly ‘volunteers’, I never planted them. So, I enjoy a few, and weed the rest.

08/19/2014

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Simple Solution To Prevent Weeds

Here’s a trick for preventing weeds without using herbicides or weed killer.

08/12/2014

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Gifts In Your Garden

Welcome weeds and gifts from the birds; that’s how I’ve started to see some of the happiest accidents in my yard, like the asters now adding a surprising touch of color.

11/06/2013

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No Good Feeling About Velvet Leaf

Velvet Leaf is an invasive crop weed that can grow over 5 feet high, and just one plant can produce thousands of seeds. Pull it!

10/02/2013

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Don’t Nurture Nutsedge

What’s that annoying stuff sticking up a few days after your lawn is cut? Likely nutsedge!

10/01/2013

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Weeding Made Easier By Rain

One thing you can say about all the rain we’ve had, at least the weeds are easier to pull.

07/17/2013

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A Wastebasket For Weeds

Why not keep a pretty plant pot handy to use as a garden wastebasket?

06/25/2013

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A Wonderful Weed

It started as a weed, but became a star in my garden. Philadelphia Fleabane grows about two feet high with masses of pretty pink flowers that have yellow centers like delicate daisies.

06/04/2013

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Corn Gluten Meal As ‘Organic’ Weed Preventer

When the forsythia blooms it’s a sign of spring – and your cue to apply a weed preventer like corn gluten meal to stop weeds from starting.

04/08/2013

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Just Wild About Violets

Besides collecting wild violets for posies, you can also cultivate them to create a very nice groundcover instead of just having a bunch here or there.

08/29/2012

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Too Much Of A Good Thing

They’re pretty and prolific and they can easily get out of control. If you have morning glories growing in or around your garden you know what I mean.

08/21/2012

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Gardening Gifts For Dad

What’s a good gift for Father’s Day? That’s hard to say depending on your dad, but here are a few ideas if he likes to garden.

06/13/2012

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Gout Weed Puts Up A Fight

There aren’t many plants gardeners fume to see in bloom quite like ‘Gout Weed’, a terribly invasive plant difficult to remove – and easy to spread.

06/04/2012

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The Bitter Truth About Bitter Cress

Each year certain weeds seem to proliferate and so far this year, ‘bitter cress,’ is running rampant.

04/02/2012

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A Natural Weed Preventer

Corn gluten meal, a by-product of the corn milling industry, is an organic weed preventer that naturally contains nitrogen so it helps plants green up too.

03/19/2012

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