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  • All cooped up: a guest cottage for chickens

    All cooped up: a guest cottage for chickens
    Like underfunded pensions and red-light cameras, the chicken coop is a growing trend in urban America. Chickens are a great source for fresh eggs and garden fertilizer (their nitrogen-rich waste matter is perfect for a compost heap). An urban farmer...
  • Indiana withdraws support for fertilizer plant

    Indiana withdraws support for fertilizer plant
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana officials withdrew state backing Friday for a fertilizer plant over concerns about whether its Pakistan-based owners are doing enough at its overseas operations to keep the potentially explosive material from being used...
  • Magnolias drop leaves in spring at different times

    Q. Leaves on our magnolia tree have dark spots and they are turning yellow. What is the problem? A. Luckily, there is no problem this time. The email picture forwarded showed normal leaf spots forming as the magnolia leaves begin to yellow and drop...
  • Control nematodes during hotter months

    Q. My vegetable garden has nematodes affecting the plant roots. What is the procedure for putting clear plastic over the soil to get rid of the nematodes? A. Bake these extremely small root-damaging roundworms out of your soil during the hotter times...
  • Orchid Care Is Easy

    Orchid Care Is Easy
    Just about everybody has one.  An orchid obtained as a gift or purchased from a garden center or during a plant show.  When first obtained enjoy it in a bright location in your home and keep it moist.  Then, what do you do? Some orchids can last for...
  • Foes of S. Indiana fertilizer plant cite Texas blast

    Foes of S. Indiana fertilizer plant cite Texas blast
    ROCKPORT, Ind. (AP) — Opponents of a proposed fertilizer plant in southern Indiana are citing safety concerns arising from last month's deadly explosion at a Texas fertilizer manufacturer as they argue that state officials should block the project....
  • Cause of Texas fertilizer plant blast unclear; inquiry continues

    The cause of the fire that triggered the deadly explosion of a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, last month remains undetermined after a $1-million investigation, officials said Thursday. Although the probe continues, the cause of the disaster may never be...
  • Choose durable plants for containers

    Q. We have three beautiful cement pots that we have tried to use to beautify our front walk, but none of the plants we add seem to flourish. What should we plant and what care is needed? A. Sounds like you need a durable half-dozen or so plants to...
  • Plant Doctor: May in the garden

    Almanac Average temperatures: High 88, low 66 Rainfall: 3.74 inches The moon 1. Moon phases •Last quarter: May 2 •New moon: May 9 •First quarter: May 18 •Full moon: May 25 •Last quarter: May 31 2. Moon sign...
  • Kentucky 41: Improved tall fescue seed said to resist brown patch disease better -- think earlier Kentucky 31

    Kentucky 41: Improved tall fescue seed said to resist brown patch disease better -- think earlier Kentucky 31
    As a young homeowner, now a seasoned homeowner, Kentucky 31 was the go-to tall-turf fescue grass seed to plant.  I still believe in its sturdy, strong stands of grass for difficult areas. I've tried all the pricier fine fescues and find few hold up in the...
  • Federal inspectors should have warned of Texas fertilizer blast

    Federal inspectors should have warned of Texas fertilizer blast
    In my reading and listening about the fertilizer plant fire and explosion in West, Texas, I have noticed a dearth of comments about the dangers faced by first responders ("Obama to honor firefighters killed in Texas fertilizer blast," April 24). One...