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Growing Tropical Canna
Plant a few cannas this year, and let them do their stuff. Read article
Getting the most from you garden
No matter how big or small your vegetable garden is, you want it to be productive. Read article
Rembrandt Tulips
Tulips with the dramatic Rembrandt look Read article
Earliest Spring Blooming Bulbs
Satisfaction in being first on your block with beautiful blooms. Read article
Window Boxes for All Seasons
Small size, dapper charm and an easy intimacy. Read article
Fast Food Garden - Salsa
Fast food, from your garden Read article
How to use Hosta
Shade plants with interesting textures and forms. Read article
Fast Food Garden - Eggplant Hoagies
Fast food, from your garden. Read article

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Gardening Tip of the Day

  • Everyone knows lawn clippings, dead leaves and vegetable scraps can be tossed on to the compost pile to ultimately become rich organic matter for enhancing garden soil. But did you know there is a long list of other materials that will enhance a compost pile? Try tossing the following organic recyclables onto the compost heap:
    • dryer lint (especially from cotton towels, sheets and clothing)
    • dog or cat fur (great for owners of golden retrievers!)
    • cereal and cracker boxes (take out the wax paper liner, rip cardboard into strips and moisten before adding to compost pile)
    • shredded newspaper
    • ground corn stalks
    • wood chips
    • sawdust
    • rinsed seaweed
    • guinea pig or hamster manure (plus natural-material bedding)
    Never compost dog or cat waste, bones, oil, grease, fat, invasive weeds, wheat with seeds or wood ashes.