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Dethatch a Lawn Jun. 08, 2016

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Q: We live in the south and have a zoysia grass lawn. It feels spongy when we walk on it. We have be... Read More

Sawflies and Leaf Cutter Bees Jun. 01, 2016

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Q: My azaleas suddenly started losing their leaves. I saw some small, green things that look like ca... Read More

Fireflies and Blossom-End Rot May. 25, 2016

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Q: I always chased fireflies as a kid. Nowadays I don't see them. Is there a way to increase the fir... Read More

Propagating Plants May. 18, 2016

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Q: We have a Japanese maple growing in our yard. It is a dwarf maple that is only about waist-high, ... Read More

Topiary Designs May. 11, 2016

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Q: We have a tall evergreen in our yard. I think it's a juniper. How do we prune it to make it a nic... Read More

Window-Box Plants May. 04, 2016

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Q: I want to give my mother a window box full of plants, but I can't seem to get plants to grow nice... Read More

Picking the Perfect Peony Apr. 27, 2016

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Q: My wife loves peonies, and I want to surprise her with some for Mother's Day. But I know nothing ... Read More

Growing Tomatoes Apr. 13, 2016

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Q: Last year, all of the cauliflower heads in my garden were a yellowish-white color. I didn't reali... Read More

Planning a Vegetable Garden Feb. 17, 2016

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Vegetable gardening can be a relaxing hobby for the whole family, especially if it is planned with a... Read More

F1 Hybrids Feb. 03, 2016

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Q: I see that some seeds in my vegetable catalogs are listed as F1 hybrids. They are usually more ex... Read More

Inside the Garden of Political Town Hall Plants Jan. 06, 2016

Michelle Malkin

On Thursday, CNN will host a town hall with President Obama as part of his "final-year push to make ... Read More

The Feng Shui of Exercise: No Pane, No Gain Oct. 13, 2015

Energy Express

OK, it's just a theory — like relativity — but I consider it true: The place where you w... Read More

Allelopathy Jul. 23, 2014

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Question: We were told that our walnut tree may be the cause of the slow growth of the tomatoes in o... Read More

Strange Brew

Jul. 16, 2014

Moving Plants and Ash Yellows Jun. 25, 2014

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I recently wrote about transplanting perennials in the summer before a house was sold. This can be d... Read More

Deadheading Plants and Fireblight Jun. 18, 2014

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As your spring blooming perennials stop blooming, it is a good time to remove the seed heads that de... Read More

Shocked Trees and Transplanting Plants Jun. 04, 2014

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Question: I have a question concerning a small tree in my backyard. A power line came down during a ... Read More

Winter-Damaged Plants May. 21, 2014

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Q: A few weeks ago, you said to wait for a few more weeks before pruning my winter-damaged evergreen... Read More

Mother's Day Flowers May. 07, 2014

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Question: Mother's Day is May 11, and I want to give my mom flowers because she loves them and insti... Read More

Flo & Friends

Apr. 29, 2014