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2014/08/18 16:43
2014/08/18 16:43
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Gardens spring forth with high hopes, but by mid-August, the garden is what it is. It's time to savor the successes -- and write off what didn't pan out this year. Here's what's going on in my garden,...
2014/08/18 16:43
2014/08/18 16:43
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2014/08/17 07:48
2014/08/17 07:48
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Crocosmias are native to South Africa. From there they went to England, where much crossing and breeding was done for cold hardiness and for brilliant colors. Today, there are tall, showy varieties as...
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2014/08/15 04:12
2014/08/15 04:12
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Field after field looked splendid. Deep, vibrant green, table-top even. They were just starting to tassel, and every tassel was going to pop out the same day followed by every silk a day later. They...
2014/08/14 20:43
2014/08/14 20:43
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By the end of August, my garden looks like the dead zone. It’s far from a colorful festive setting when I celebrate my son’s birthday right before Labor Day. Each year, I invite the family over for a...
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2014/08/13 05:16
2014/08/13 05:16
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Obliterated (smashed) potatoes Nothing is better than fresh red potatoes dug out of the garden. Especially when you didn’t do any of the heavy lifting and weeding to grow them. Thankfully, my mom...
2014/08/10 06:18
2014/08/10 06:18
11d
Tuckered out from a summer's day of baseball, roping cows or mischief, a mayonnaise or ketchup sandwich long digested through his slight frame, young Emmanuel would stuff the old T-shirts in his...
2014/08/10 04:37
2014/08/10 04:37
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James Lees-Milne architectural historian and writer, then aged 69: "In a London self-photographic box by the Passport Office I had two snaps taken. They were so gruesome – I looking like a sinister...
2014/08/08 21:50
2014/08/08 21:50
12d
We have an old crape myrtle that has black, sooty mold on a large portion of the leaves. I have never had this before. What could be causing it? This popular landscape tree tends to be more disease-...
2014/08/06 12:39
2014/08/06 12:39
14d
We are having all kinds of garden goodies lately. It makes meal planning so much easier. Our first batch of sweet corn is ready. We've also been enjoying tomatoes, green beans, buttered red beets,...
2014/08/03 12:17
2014/08/03 12:17
17d
First signs of infestation with chinch bugs appears as yellowish to brown patches of grass and get larger and larger as summer progresses if not controlled. Before you know it, you have a lawn that...
2014/08/03 07:48
2014/08/03 07:48
18d
Some of the perennials have already bloomed, and since I want continuous color, I use these annuals to fill in the holes. They produce a kaleidoscope of color. Some annuals that are easy to grow...
2014/07/27 10:13
2014/07/27 10:13
24d
I was sharing lunch with a friend recently when the conversation turned to happiness, specifically our parents'. She recalled the first time she saw her dad truly happy — well into her adulthood,...
2014/07/25 12:04
2014/07/25 12:04
26d
A £400m government scheme to support fresh, local and seasonal food was announced this week. However, some Observer residents are already one step ahead, as Laura Cartledge discovers. A project,...
2014/07/25 11:30
2014/07/25 11:30
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Mukono — Next to a small wooden house in this town just east of Kampala, 10-year-old Solomon Walusimbi plucks pea pods from a lush green tangle of creepers. "This is my garden," he says. "I plant so...
2014/07/19 08:38
2014/07/19 08:38
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Contributed photo Crabgrass spreads rapidly on short runners that attach to the soil every few inches. Dear Neil: How can I eliminate crabgrass in my lawn? I’ve had a small patch of it in the past,...
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2014/07/18 08:29
2014/07/18 08:29
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Q. I purchased a cactus in Arizona approximately two years ago. I brought it back to Illinois and it has been outside during the warm weather and in my house in fall and winter months. It is growing...
2014/07/18 07:35
2014/07/18 07:35
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If you enjoy home-grown vegetables, don’t feel that great-tasting produce must end when summer draws to a close. Extend your gardening season into the fall and early winter. Whether you have a...
2014/08/18 16:43
2014/08/18 16:43
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