Prepare for a cold snap

Prepare your plants for a potential unexpected cold snap: Paul Gustin, who is a great contributing reader, just asked an important question.  Paul has noticed that the forecast calls for a cold snap and is asking for some advice to ...

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The best way to propagate geraniums

The best way to propagate geraniums

If you have ever wondered what is the best way to propagate geraniums, then this article is for you.   Overview: This summer I started an experiment to determine what was the best way to propagate geranium plants (AKA pelargonium species). ...

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Lemon Guava tree care

Lemon Guava tree care

Lemon Guava AKA Yellow Strawberry Guava (Psidium cattleianum subsp. lucidum)       The lemon guava tree overview: Lemon guava trees are beautiful, drought tolerant, disease resistant plants that produce a lot of tasty fruit.   Lemon guava fruit appearance: As ...

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How to get rid of squirrels

How to get rid of squirrels

Overview: Squirrels are trouble. There are a lot of different methods available to get rid of squirrels, each with their own pluses and minuses. I am putting this article together in hopes that it will be a foundation on which we ...

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Squirrels and The Bubonic Plague

Squirrels and The Bubonic Plague

Squirrels can and do spread the plague. This article covers what the CDC told me about avoiding infection, what the dangers are, how the disease is spread and potential symptoms.     Yes, THE plague: The bubonic plague Black Death! The pandemic ...

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Growing the exotic Wax Jambu tree

Growing the exotic Wax Jambu tree

Wax Jambu  (syzygium samarangense) (AKA: Eugenia javanica)   Wax Jambu tree overview: The Wax Jambu is a dense evergreen tree that produces an abundance of beautiful and refreshing fruit. Note: This plant/fruit is known by many names (see the bottom ...

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The Delicious ‘Sweet Treat Pluerry’

The Delicious ‘Sweet Treat Pluerry’

Sweet Treat Pluerry  (Prunus ‘Sweet Treat’)     Sweet Treat Pluerry overview: This is a new and delicious tasting fruit which is a cross of many different stone fruits.   Sweet Treat Pluerry fruit appearance: Overall, the fruit looks like ...

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Climate Zones: What can I grow in my yard?

Climate Zones:  What can I grow in my yard?

What plants will survive in my climate zone? This is a critical question that comes up all the time. Below are the major factors to consider as well as the tools/tips needed to make the right decision.   Most important ...

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