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Rose is a rose, with tricks it better grows

Roses are beautiful and are the most popular flower in America. However, gardeners shy away from them because they require too much maintenance throughout the year. But new trends are developing to make the experience easier, said rosarians Lyn and...

Regular pruning rejuvenates plants

Pruning shrubs is an ongoing task. It is not a yearly pilgrimage to the yard to do major surgery. If you prune right, hand nippers will be the only tool you'll need. It takes care of most problems. I'm sure you've noticed professionals always have...

You can grow your own salad bar in the valley

Growing your own salad bar is one of the easiest ways to garden in our valley. We all recognize salad vegetables as good sources of vitamins and minerals, often calling them "healthy" foods. Cindy Dixon and I will be going over the key points to...

Put some thought into pruning trees

It's time to prune your trees. Pruning can be a tedious job, especially with large trees. Tony Valenti, president of First Choice Trees, covers some of the mistakes homeowners make when pruning large trees. Valenti has been in landscape maintenance...

Don't trash yard waste, compost it

With the arrival of fall, we start ripping out our summer gardens, raking leaves and cleaning up other garden debris. Once it's gathered up, don't send it to the landfill. Compost it. Composting experts Cindy Dixon and Bernie Schwab will show you...

Overseed lawns through mid-October

Here are some questions I fielded this past week: Question: When is the best time to overseed my Bermuda lawn? Answer: Anytime between now and mid-October. The golf courses are overseeding now. Mow the lawn down to bare soil. If it's an older lawn,...