Garden care

Plant Pointers: How Not to Error with Your Air Plant

January 20, 2014
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How to Grow and Care for Pelargoniums

March 05, 2012
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1. Potting

Start by repotting plants in larger containers (first in 4-inch containers, eventually moving up to one gallon as they grow) full of a fast-draining cactus-and-succulent mix with a bit of organic loam. Skip fertilizer. Shade outdoor spring and summer bloomers from heat but provide at least four hours of daily sun. Protect summer-dormant plants from summer rain. 

Garden Guardians

June 10, 2011
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You've spent years training your roses, pruning your Japanese maple, and preventing invasive vines from overtaking your trees. Will you gamble it all for a summer vacation? “I hired the neighbor's kids to take care of my garden while I was away,” says Pamela Horvitz, a passionate gardener in Pittsburgh. “When I came back, things looked so bad that I wanted to cry.” Instead, the former office manager began a new life as a garden sitter.

Grow Your Own Rhododendrons

April 07, 2011
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Harvest Home

December 30, 2010
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In her New York City kitchen, author Eugenia Bone browns lamb shanks with a mixture of chickpeas and garden-fresh tomatoes that she canned at home.

Reed-Bed Water Filtration

December 21, 2010
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