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  • General Spring lawn care tips for DFW area
    General Spring lawn care tips for DFW area
    The significance of lawn care during spring in DFW Spring here in the DFW area is the time of the year where the sun is warm, the gentle wind is cool, and you can truly be outdoors for more than half an hour without beginning to sweat when mowing....
  • Burpee 2015 catalog
    2015 gardening: What’s new from Burpee
    If you’ve got the itch for gardening but know you can’t get into the garden yet, take a look through a gardening catalog or website to get ideas for the garden. Burpee has been around for more than 130 years, offering long-time...
  • Ashwagandha
    Ashwagandha, the herb that may cure Alzheimer's
    Ashwagandha, (Withania somnifera), has long been considered a miracle herb, and has been said to cure almost everything. It has been used in Indian and African traditional medicines for thousands of years. Traditionally the herb was most often...
  • Budding Lilac
    Beautiful Lilacs Bushes- growth and care
    Growing lilacs is easy and provide you with a beautiful shrub, with an unbelievably sweet fragrance. Lilac provide a shade and here in Eastern Colorado we use them as a wind break. When lilacs are in full bloom they can be made into a yummy, honey...
  • Freshly Trimmed Apple Tree
    Pruning your orchard - Apple
    It is spring and time to trim your fruit trees, if you did not prune them last fall. Trimming should begin before the tree shows signs of new growth or budding out.Why trim a fruit tree? There are several goals when trimming your trimming your...
  • Bermuda grass lawns- Control weeds, insects, thatch & compacted soil March - May
    Bermuda grass lawns- Control weeds, insects, thatch & compacted soil March - May
    March through MayControl weeds in Bermuda grass lawnsThe best method of weed control is to develop a healthy, dense, actively growing Bermuda grass lawn. To control that ugly culprit crabgrass and other blowing grassy weeds, spread on pre-emergent...
  • Growing Herbs-chives
    Growing Herbs-chives
    Chives are a wonderful perennial plant that are easy to grow in your garden. They like full sun to partial shade, with moist to dry conditions.Chives can be grown from seed or purchased as a plant. Plant seeds in mid spring about a foot apart....
  • Botanical Gardens Spring Flowers show 2013
    The Botanical Gardens in April 2015
    The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, located at 2655 South Park Ave. in Buffalo, celebrates spring with these April events:Spring Flower Show –now through April 12th – an Easter tradition featuring the Easter Bunny himself ...
  • Flowery fiesta in Mexico: A floral slide show
    Flowery fiesta in Mexico: A floral slide show
    Mexico's sunny skies and warm temperatures combine for vibrant flowers. Tropical plants such as hibiscus and plumeria are almost constantly in bloom. Poinsettias reserved for Christmas plants north of the border grow into tall shrubs in Mexico...
  • peace lily
    How to grow a Peace Lily
    Do you need a larger, graceful houseplant that will bloom without a sunny window? Or a tropical looking plant for the shady porch or patio? Why not try a Peace lily? Spathiphyllum species are not true lilies and have been used as houseplants for...
  • Rhubarb Plant
    Spring Rhubarb, what you need to know to grow
    Rheum rhabarbarum or rhubarb is a easy to grow perennial, fruit with a tart flavor. Leaves are poisonous, you only use and eat the stalk. Because of its tart taste and poisonous leaves rhubarb has very few pests.If your just planting rhubarb it...
  • vegetable varieties
    What is an heirloom?
    There is an increasing awareness these days about the value of heirloom vegetables, yet many people are unclear about what qualities classify a variety as “heirloom”. Even some seed vendors incorrectly label their products.The biggest...
  • chickens
    Chickens in the yard and garden
    An event you may not want to miss if you are raising chickens in your backyard or wish you could.Tour D’Cluck “The Cluck Stops Here”C-A-L Ranch Las Vegas located at 232 North Jones Blvd near the 95.Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at...
  • Avoid run-off when watering Bermuda grass lawns
    Avoid run-off when watering Bermuda grass lawns
    Saving water is essential for several reasons. run-off from watering Bermuda, grass lawns can waste a significant amount of water, which is costly and a poor use of a limited natural resource. Main factors determining how quickly run-off occurs...
  • Symbolism of Daisies: What do the colors mean?
    Symbolism of Daisies: What do the colors mean?
    You may be surprised to learn that daisies earned their name from a contraction of the words "days eyes" because they look like a tiny sun. But that's not all. According to How Things Work, some daisies (such as the African daisy)...