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Organic Pecan & Fruit Tree Program Update 2011

Organic Pecan & Fruit Tree Program Update 2011 Pecan trees and most other fruit trees can be grown organically with great success

Organic Rose Program 2011

Organic Rose Program 2011 Roses are actually easy to grow and should only be grown organically since they are one of the best medicinal and culinary herbs in the world

Drip Irrigation - The Wrong Choice

Drip Irrigation - The Wrong Choice In my opinion, drip irrigation works in one situation – row crops where there are emitters at the bases of plants. Even there the system isn’t perfect

Recycling Old Pesticides - Organic and Toxic

Recycling Old Pesticides - Organic and Toxic Have you ever wondered what to do with those chemical fertilizers you are never going to use?

Stink Bug Invasion!

Stink Bug Invasion! Well, we may have a new imported, invasive pest. The good news is that the control should be easy – and of course it’s organic

A&M’s 1-0-0 Fertilizer Push – Bad Science

A&M’s 1-0-0 Fertilizer Push – Bad Science Your soil test says "Warning, Warning – too much phosphorous." Don’t use a fertilizer that contains phosphorous or manure for 3 - 5 year

Grant Lawrence Interview - CBC Radio 3's Grant Lawrence on "Playlist for the Planet"& "Adventures in Solitude"

Grant Lawrence Interview - CBC Radio 3's Grant Lawrence on  "Playlist for the Planet"& "Adventures in Solitude" As many of you already know, not only was April 22nd Earth Day, but the entire month is Earth Month, the perfect time to take a moment and really think about the impact that we all have on the planet we all share -- and that we all rely on...

Protect Your Landscape From Wildlife Visitors

Protect Your Landscape From Wildlife Visitors Spring means planting and a new buffet for the hungry wildlife that frequent your landscape. Protect your investment with a little preventative and ongoing care

Home & Garden Gift Guide - Garden 2011

Home & Garden Gift Guide - Garden 2011 A Garden Guide to expose you to great Garden Gift Ideas for those you love or for yourself!

In Conversation with Ian Hanington - Sharing Additional Information About Our Earth

In Conversation with Ian Hanington - Sharing Additional Information About Our Earth Following an article I wrote about davidsuzuki.org, the official website of The David Suzuki Foundation, I had the chance to pose questions to Ian Hanington, the foundation's Communications & Editorial Specialist

The David Suzuki Foundation Review - Spotlight on Climate Change

The David Suzuki Foundation Review - Spotlight on Climate Change With all of the information (and, unfortunately, some misinformation)out there regarding climate change, which is arguably one of the more serious issues we currently face, how can one to find information that is certain to be reliable?

Winter Blues in Your Backyard? - Attracting Songbirds Livens Lackluster Landscapes

Winter Blues in Your Backyard? -  Attracting Songbirds Livens Lackluster Landscapes Birds are the most accessible and abundant of wild creatures that live among us, and every home – apartment to estate – can offer them a safe way station to refuel

Giant Leafy Lessons - Colossal Cabbage Contest reaps huge yields

Giant Leafy Lessons - Colossal Cabbage Contest reaps huge yields The national Bonnie Plants cabbage-growing program illustrates the best form of teaching… making learning fun and engaging

Low Water Gardening With Australian Natives

Low Water Gardening With Australian Natives Leafing through home and garden magazines I’ve always been envious of the women in photos carrying bulging armloads of colorful blooms. What are they? Drought hardy, low-maintenance and surprisingly lush Australian natives

Fall Veggie Garden Review - Fall Upon Something Great

Fall Veggie Garden Review - Fall Upon Something Great If you didn’t join the “grow your own” vegetables craze this spring, it’s not too late to join in. You can produce a bounty of vitamin-rich veggies from plot or pot to plate this fall, plus you’ll save a bundle by growing them yourself

Lawn Care Fall Story - May Your Landscape be Wonders Next Year

Lawn Care Fall Story - May Your Landscape be Wonders Next Year Summer is winding down and soon it will be time to drain the gas from the lawn mower and safely store the string trimmer. You may feel like summer yard work is done for another year. But don’t turn your back on your lawn just yet

Wood Street Farm Review - Growing Home Grows Food and People

Wood Street  Farm Review - Growing Home Grows Food and People Growing Home is an example of some of the best in Chicago, people working together to make lives better

The STIHL MS 210 C Chainsaw Review

The STIHL MS 210 C Chainsaw Review Whether cutting firewood or felling small trees, the MS 210 C is an ideal chain saw for homeowners and occasional users. With the new Easy2Start system, these jobs can be completed easier right from the start.

The STIHL BG55 Blower Review - Bye Bye Leaves

The STIHL BG55 Blower Review - Bye Bye Leaves The BG 55 blower clears every fallen leaf and blade of grass in the garden and near the house and yard.

Gear Up for The Great American Backyard Campout:

Gear Up for The Great American Backyard Campout: More Americans than ever are staying close to home this summer...

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