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The Magic in YarrowThe Magic in Yarrow
By Sharon, July 22, 2014

There was magic, she said, in the plants we gathered from the mountain. Magic plants had three reasons for living: They gave us food, they gave us medicine, and they gave us beauty. She said yarrow was truly magic because it was also a plant that could live with very little water. To me, the very best part about yarrow was that it was so old it had a story to tell. That made it even more magical. I loved Aunt Bett's stories.

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Some of My Favorite Xeriscape Plants Are Real StinkersSome of My Favorite Xeriscape Plants Are Real Stinkers
By SongofJoy, July 21, 2014

I love stapeliads, especially Stapelia gigantea. Some people say the blooms emit a terrible odor. Others say they can't smell them at all.

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Landscape or XeriscapeLandscape or Xeriscape
By Sharon, July 20, 2014

A few years ago if you had asked me what I thought when I heard the word "Xeriscape," I would have immediately said "Cactus and rocks." How little I knew and how quickly my mind was forever changed.

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The ATP Top 50 Xeriscapic PlantsThe ATP Top 50 Xeriscapic Plants
By dave, July 19, 2014

Does xeriscapic mean boring and dry looking? Absolutely not! You'll never believe what beautiful blooms are available for the non-irrigated landscape. Come in and see.

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Lily BeetlesLily Beetles
By pixie62560, July 18, 2014

I have tried everything organically (or so I thought) to get rid of the dreaded Red Lily Beetle. I have used chemicals in the past that have worked fine but left me with a guilty conscience. What am I harming?

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My War with SquirrelsMy War with Squirrels
By drdawg, July 17, 2014

I don't know whether others have the same problem, but squirrels have become so numerous and so bothersome, that I had to do something about them. I didn't want to harm them. I just wanted them to quit creating havoc in my yard, landscape, and garden.

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Vertical Herb GardenVertical Herb Garden
By beckygardener, July 16, 2014

Wooden pallets can be repurposed to make a functional and attractive vertical herb garden!

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Easy Protection from the Sun for Young or Sensitive PlantsEasy Protection from the Sun for Young or Sensitive Plants
By StaticAsh, July 15, 2014

Need a quick solution for protecting plants from harsh sun while they acclimate? Try shims!

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Keep Your Bed Clean, and Eat It Too!Keep Your Bed Clean, and Eat It Too!
By Gymgirl, July 14, 2014

Keeping your veggie bed clean will help stave off pests and disease, and it will turn those good clippings into nutritious meals!

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By Linneaj on Jul 22, 2014 6:22 AM, concerning plant: Red Raspberry (Rubus idaeus)

My raspberries are thornless, everbearing and prolific. They spread from 2 plants that jumped the neighbor's fence and are now a 10 x 14 foot patch I thin every year. In zone 5a, we have a huge crop mid June through end July and a lesser crop with larger berries in October. I have no idea what "name" they had.

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By KentPfeiffer on Jul 21, 2014 7:10 PM, concerning plant: Cucumber (Cucumis sativus 'Iznik')

'Iznik' has relatively small fruit, but they are produced in abundance and the flavor is excellent. The flesh is sweet and the skin has no bitterness. One of my favorite varieties.

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By greene on Jul 21, 2014 5:47 PM, concerning plant: Texas Goatweed (Croton capitatus)

Also called Doveweed; an important food source for doves and quail.

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By Seedfork on Jul 21, 2014 5:36 PM, concerning plant: (Cleome)

This reseeds itself here very well. The small plants transplant very easily, however. I could have potted up dozens of the small seedlings. There were some that even grew right outside the bed in the lawn. I transplanted some at different sizes and had good survival rate with all of them. Also the foliage of the plants is so distinct it makes it very easy to spot even very small seedlings.

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By ARoseblush on Jul 21, 2014 2:29 PM, concerning plant: Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Nicole's Elephant Ear')

Took 2 yrs. for 'Nicole's Elephant Ear' to bloom here in VT. This year it really outdid itself, putting up 5 scapes with an amazing amount of buds. The scapes are 3/4 inches around. The blooms are huge, 8" in size. Extremely hearty plant. If you like big blooms, ruffles, and pink flowers, this plant should make you very happy. Love it!

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