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Gardening

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  • How to brighten your home with a windowsill garden

     How to brighten your home with a windowsill garden
    Outside, your garden's plants and colorful blooms are long gone while cold temperatures take over. This may not be a gardener's favorite time of the year, but it doesn't mean you have to let the winter blues get you down. In fact, I have a solution that...
  • February plant of the month: Everglades tomato

     February plant of the month: Everglades tomato
    February's plant of the month is the Everglades tomato. Grow your own tomatoes year-round? You bet. This swamp-dwelling native grows like a weed and doesn't mind heat or drought. The Everglades tomato, also known as the currant tomato, is well adapted...
  • Suzanne Goin, Anne Willan among finalists for IACP cookbook awards

    Suzanne Goin, Anne Willan among finalists for IACP cookbook awards
    Three Southern California authors are among the finalists for the International Assn. of Culinary Professionals’ annual cookbook awards. In the announcement Tuesday morning, Suzanne Goin was honored for “The A.O.C. Cookbook”, Anne...
  • Getting rid of grass is making homeowners' wallets greener

    If somehow you missed the news that California is drier than a stale tortilla, the Amber Alert signs have come to the rescue with highway bulletins like this one: "Serious drought, help save water." This is helpful to a point, I suppose, and I like...
  • Turn fallen leaves into valuable landscape mulch

    Question: I saw your suggestion to turn leaves into mulch. How is this done? Is there a machine that helps? Answer: Many of us rake fallen leaves or gather bags of leaves set out by neighbors to use in our landscapes. This is a free source of mulch that...
  • Winter tough on pentas, other perennials

    Question: Why is the color in my raspberry pentas blooms fading to white? Also, when should I cut them back? Answer: It's only a guess, but it's a good one, that the weather is affecting your pentas. As the temperatures dip to near freezing, the blossoms...
  • Idiot Pricked By A Rose Hospitalized

    A thorn that became embedded in my finger opened my eyes to the whacky world of modern medical care. Here's what I've learned. The first rule of keeping your health care costs down is: Don't be an idiot. I failed this test with flying colors. I was...
  • Florida Phyllis Says No More Winter

    Florida Phyllis Says No More Winter
    Maybe it was the light cloud cover or the fog that quickly rolled in on Sunday morning but Florida Phyllis, the local groundhog prognosticator, did not see her shadow. In fact she stayed out all day to greet visitors as they drove by. Unlike her...
  • Winter can make gardening more interesting

    Winter can make gardening more interesting
    Gardeners attack the spring with energy and enthusiasm, adding lots of color, bulbs, perennials, flowering trees and shrubs. We wilt in the summer heat, and by fall we barely have the spirit for a pot of mums. Winter, we think, is for catalogs by the...
  • Before buying compost, check for excess rocks

    Before buying compost, check for excess rocks
    I recently purchased several truckloads of composted horse manure for my garden. Why are there so many rocks in it? The rocks didn't come from the horse. Ideally, the company that supplied the manure should be familiar with how it was composted. Big...
  • Put the Green Back In Your Lawn

    Put the Green Back In Your Lawn
    If you are like most gardeners you have some green spots, weedy spots and bare spots in the home lawn. Now just as the spring growing season is about to begin is the best time to regreen the entire home lawn. First decide what portion of the lawn can be...