6
Sep

Flower Power

Flower Power When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other.  ~Chinese Proverb Earth laughs in flowers.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson I’d rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.  ~Emma Goldman To be overcome by the fragrance of flowers is a delectable form

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28
Aug

In the Garden – Organically

Mort Mather’s Garden Spot Where do you find great, useful organic gardening articles on line? Mort Mather! Anyone interested in organic gardening should check out the Garden Spot and read some of Mort’s informative articles. Mort likes to say that the soil is your bank, and you won’t be able to make withdrawals unless you make deposits. Of course, the

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16
Aug

Landscape Laughs – August 2011

It is impossible to lick your elbow. Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair. Men can read smaller print then women can; women can hear better. The first novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer. Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history: Spades – King David Hearts – Charlemagne

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8
Aug

Ponder-ings

There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with orange, purple and silver. The dot over the letter “i” is called a tittle. A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top. Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying On average,

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27
Jul

Green Green Grass

Did you know . . . Well cared for lawns can significantly increase your property values. A healthy lawn is of utmost importance to our environment. A 50-foot by 50-foot lawn produces enough oxygen for a family of four! Lawns cool the atmosphere. Eight healthy front lawns have the cooling effect of 70 tons of air conditioning, which is enough

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22
Jul

July: A Slug is Not a Bug

Slugs are definitely not your friend. A slug, to be correct, is a gastropod mollusk. It has two sets of feelers on its head, all of which can be retracted (and regrown!). The top feelers sense light. The lower ones are for smelling. The slug’s belly doubles as its foot, undulating to propel itself forth. As it goes, it makes

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20
Jul

In the garden

If you missed the spring rush, it’s not too late to plant a few showy perennials this season. The following flowers spice up the garden well into late summer with their striking colors and unusual shapes. When planting in July, take extra-special care of your newbies by keeping them well watered, as roots dry out quickly in the midsummer heat.

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8
Jul

Food Stuff

Onions, apples and potatoes all have the same taste. The difference in flavor is caused by their smell. Pinch your nose and try it – they will all taste sweet. Onions make you cry because they are full of sulphuric chemicals, which irritate your tear ducts. Sulphur is the same gas which is produced by volcanoes when they erupt Cilantro

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6
Jul

Landscape Laughs – July 2011

People are like Potatoes! Some people never seem motivated to participate, but are content to watch others … They are called “Speck Tators. Some are always looking to cause problems and really get under your skin … They are called “Aggie Tators.” There are those who are always saying they will, but somehow, they never get around to doing We

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29
Jun

Being the ‘Bee’ – Pollinating Tomatoes

When I started growing in my greenhouse – it took me a little while to figure out that I had to pollinate my own tomatoes! So… You are ‘the bee’ for pollinating your plants. There are a lot of ways to pollinate and bugs to introduce to help, but being ‘the bee’ for your blossoms is the sure way of

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