Monthly Archives: September 2009

What you can compost video

Here is a short video that explains what can and cannot be composted. It is actually part four of a series about testing two different compost bins, so if you are really interested in following the entire series I have … Continue reading

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‘Pink Lemonade’ Blueberry update

I figured I would add an update to my post ” Should a pink colored Blueberry still be called a Blueberry?“. At the 2009 Farwest Show, Pink Lemonade, the new introduction from Briggs Nursery, won ‘Best in Category’ for Ornamental … Continue reading

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7 steps for choosing a garden trellis

Trellises can be a great addition to any garden. Many homeowners make the mistake of choosing the incorrect trellis for their plants, or not planning ahead when the time comes to maintain the trellis. Here are my top seven tips … Continue reading

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What plants are safe to plant near a Black Walnut tree?

Are you thinking about planting near a Black Walnut tree? You may want to think again. Walnut trees produce a chemical called juglone which is toxic to some plants. Symptoms of juglone sensitivity are yellowing or wilting leaves, and eventually … Continue reading

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An easy and very effective way to get rid of chipmunks (and mice too!)

Be warned, this method of ridding yourself of chipmunks and mice may offend some people. If you are an animal lover, stop reading now! Don’t hate on them munks and mice. You need to embrace them and treat them like … Continue reading

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