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Winter, especially early winter, is a good time of year for gardeners to travel. Houseplants now are most tolerant of neglect and, if we plan a little, they can even thrive in our absence.Lack of water is the major threat to neglected plants. But … more
A gardener's resolutions, as the new year begins, are modest ones. The world won't end if a lawn isn't mowed on schedule, though it will grow better if it is. There is no crime in growing too many tomato seedlings, even if the time could be spent … more
Every year around this time, I can expect my email inbox to overflow and my phone to begin ringing. Folks who spend time outdoors during early-evening hours in mid-January frequently notice a brilliantly sparkling diamond low in the southeastern … more
In my Dec. 25 column, I was hoping for birds from the far north to invade our area, though thus far I have heard nothing of the usual erratic species that surprise us in large numbers some years and are all but absent others. I anxiously waited … more
I've been gazing skyward for more than five decades, and in that time I've learned a few things. One is that novice stargazers have some deeply ingrained misconceptions about the heavens.For example, many think that we cannot see the moon during the … more
Q: We enjoy your articles and hope you have a suggestion how to deter small birds from perching and pooping from our 20-foot, wind-out deck awning cowl structure mounted on our house. What we think are little finch and sparrows leave a mess on our … more
Early winter is when poinsettias come into the limelight, showing off their colors in homes and shop windows. But a poinsettia is more than just seasonally flamboyant.To check out more of this plant's botanical flair, set your holiday poinsettia on … more
"Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right." — Oprah WinfreyAgain, it's the time many of us make New Year resolutions, and scores of these resolutions are personal, like cut down on coffee consumption, eat less or lose … more
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