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Natural Fixes for Poor Garden Soil

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jul 28, 2014

If your garden plants are flopping instead of flourishing, the problem could well be your soil. Many enthusiastic amateur gardeners believe that any soil problems can be fixed by adding...


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Bees, Butterflies and Hummingbirds: Pollination Pros

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jul 27, 2014

Bees, butterflies and hummingbirds are a charming sight as they soar around your backyard garden. But beyond their beauty, these creatures help human beings through their role in pollinating...


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Natural Sources of Nitrogen for Your Garden

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jul 03, 2014

Recently, the leaves of my beautiful geranium plants started to look a lot less beautiful. In fact they were downright yellow at the edges. And with the dry spell we’ve been having,...


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Planting a Tree

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 02, 2014

Gardening in your backyard … and front yard, and indoors, and on your balcony … is enjoying a huge wave of popularity among Americans. Everyone seems to want to get their...


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Plums: Blossoms of Spring

Posted by Katie Marks | Apr 02, 2014

Around the world, the first sign of spring after the appearance of delicate crocuses poking their way through a crust of snow is plum blossoms, which burst out earlier than every other...


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What's the Story With Ramps?

Posted by Katie Marks | Apr 01, 2014

They're cropping up everywhere, and no, I'm not talking about the mushrooms on my lawn. I keep seeing them on menus in chichi restaurants, in recipe guides for gardeners who want to...


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Are There Dangerous Chemicals In My Garden Hose?

Posted by Katie Marks | Mar 28, 2014

Every now and then I read something that reminds me of the ubquitous and far-reaching dangers in the world around me. It seems like I can't even enjoy the simplest things in life these...


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Cooking to Health

Posted by Katie Marks | Mar 27, 2014

Medical school is already a whirlwind of classes, intensive training, and first-hand experience with patients and other health care providers. Yet, as our understanding of medicine...