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End Of Summer Is Time To Prepare For Fall, Spring

During the first week of August, plant short-season snap beans, broccoli, cabbages, cauliflower, carrots, mustard greens, spinach and radishes for fall harvesting. Continue to harvest herbs by either snipping foliage, drying entire sprigs or plants or freezing individual portions in ice-cube trays. Pinch off developing flowers to retain essential oils and flavor in the plants’ foliage. • There has been […]

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Gardening And Plants Can Reduce Stress

In today’s busy world, we’re continually searching for new ways to slow down and unwind. This has led more people to discover the calming benefits of gardening and how incorporating plants into decor provides a way to reduce everyday stress. Studies have shown that indoor plants clean the air by removing 87 percent of airborne toxins in 24 hours, and […]

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How to fight Insectageddon with a garden of native plants

By Nina M. Zitani, Assistant Professor of Biology, part-time, Western University. A giant swallowtail butterfly feeds from the flower of an alternate-leaved dogwood. (Nina Zitani), Author provided People across North America love to garden, yet the vast majority of garden plants are non-native species. Day-lilies, peonies, roses, chrysanthemums and butterfly bushes, just to name a few,…

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