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Gardening With Tony

Summer Annuals Are Grateful For Deadheading
Life & Style : Gardening With Tony
By Tony Tomeo on Jul 25, 2014 - 5:26:32 AM

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UNITED STATES—Now that they have been blooming for quite a while, some warm season annuals want to be groomed of deteriorating flowers.



  Houseplants Bring The Outdoors In
Life & Style : Gardening With Tony
By Tony Tomeo on Jul 18, 2014 - 11:02:20 AM

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UNITED STATES—A houseplant must tolerate the sort of confinement, mild temperatures and minimal sunlight that it will get in the home.



Plants To Cover New Ground
Life & Style : Gardening With Tony
By Tony Tomeo on Jul 12, 2014 - 4:48:20 AM

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UNITED STATES—Whether perennials, shrubs or vines, all sorts of ground cover plants work as living mulch, and help to control weeds.



  Humidity And Wind Affect Heat
Life & Style : Gardening With Tony
By Tony Tomeo on Jul 4, 2014 - 10:07:37 AM

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UNITED STATES—Plants that like warmth may be sensitive to desiccation caused by any combination of heat with wind or minimal humidity.



Too Much Of A Good Thing
Life & Style : Gardening With Tony
By Tony Tomeo on Jun 27, 2014 - 10:38:41 AM

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UNITED STATES—Unusually productive fruit trees may drop limbs if they are unable to support the weight of their own developing fruit.



  Perennials Provide Foliage And Bloom
Life & Style : Gardening With Tony
By Tony Tomeo on Jun 20, 2014 - 12:00:31 AM

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UNITED STATES—Some of the flashiest of foliage and bloom is provided by perennial plants that repeat their cycles reliable every year.



Drought Tolerance Versus Container Gardening
Life & Style : Gardening With Tony
By Tony Tomeo on Jun 12, 2014 - 7:43:10 AM

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UNITED STATES—Container gardening is not always compatible with water conservation, and can be unpleasant for some drought tolerant plants.



  Be Careful With Toxic Plants
Life & Style : Gardening With Tony
By Tony Tomeo on Jun 6, 2014 - 10:49:47 PM

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UNITED STATES—Some of the popular plants in our gardens, including a few vegetable plants, have the potential to be dangerously toxic.



Foliage Can Provide Color Too
Life & Style : Gardening With Tony
By Tony Tomeo on May 29, 2014 - 2:25:18 PM

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UNITED STATES—There is no need to wait until autumn to expect unexpected and extraordinary color from fresh spring and summer foliage.



  There Are Rules To Hedging
Life & Style : Gardening With Tony
By Tony Tomeo on May 23, 2014 - 7:18:50 AM

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UNITED STATES—The few densely foliated plants that adapt well to shearing can make functional hedges, if only they get shorn properly.



Fragrant Flowers Often Lack Color
Life & Style : Gardening With Tony
By Tony Tomeo on May 16, 2014 - 2:46:39 PM

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UNITED STATES—Floral fragrance is intended merely to draw pollinators, as an alternative to the flashy colors that we expect with it.



  Make Copies Of Favorite Plants
Life & Style : Gardening With Tony
By Tony Tomeo on May 9, 2014 - 7:12:01 AM

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UNITED STATES—If only one or a few copies of a favorite plant are desired, they might be readily propagated by 'layering.'



Cold Winters Have Certain Advantages
Life & Style : Gardening With Tony
By Tony Tomeo on May 2, 2014 - 10:14:53 AM

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UNITED STATES—Even in May, damage from the frosts of last winter is still evident among some of the more sensitive plants.



  Shade Is Not Always Cool
Life & Style : Gardening With Tony
By Tony Tomeo on Apr 25, 2014 - 10:52:54 AM

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UNITED STATES—Whether they like full sun, part shade, or something in between, plants have selective tastes in regard to sun exposure.



Iris Blooms Almost Any Color
Life & Style : Gardening With Tony
By Tony Tomeo on Apr 18, 2014 - 7:39:01 AM

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UNITED STATES—No other perennial provides as much variation of colors as the resilient and remarkably easy to grow and propagate iris.



  Late Night Terror For Foliage
Life & Style : Gardening With Tony
By Tony Tomeo on Apr 10, 2014 - 5:29:25 AM
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UNITED STATES—Damp soil, warming spring weather, and a fresh abundance of new foliage can promote a proliferation of snails and slugs.


Weeds Are Full Of Surprises
Life & Style : Gardening With Tony
By Tony Tomeo on Apr 2, 2014 - 3:04:38 AM

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UNITED STATES—Aggressive weeds should be pulled before they get their roots any more anchored, and before they disperse any more seed.



  The Spring Rush Is On
Life & Style : Gardening With Tony
By Tony Tomeo on Mar 28, 2014 - 7:31:29 AM

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UNITED STATES—With no unseasonable frost likely in the forecast, there is no need to delay crucial spring gardening chores any longer!



Shopping Around For Various Nurseries
Life & Style : Gardening With Tony
By Tony Tomeo on Mar 21, 2014 - 10:18:48 PM
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UNITED STATES—The differences between nurseries and garden centers within big box type home improvement centers should be more obvious.


  Natives Are Right At Home
Life & Style : Gardening With Tony
By Tony Tomeo on Mar 16, 2014 - 11:43:34 PM
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UNITED STATES—
Native plants fit more naturally with local climates and soils than do the more common exotic plants from other regions.


Junipers Should Get More Consideration
Life & Style : Gardening With Tony
By Tony Tomeo on Mar 9, 2014 - 8:46:45 PM

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UNITED STATES—New cultivars can kill the stigma and restore the reputation of the old style but very practical and resilient junipers.



  Flowering Fruit Trees Without Fruit
Life & Style : Gardening With Tony
By Tony Tomeo on Feb 28, 2014 - 7:37:39 AM
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UNITED STATES
The flowering counterparts of so many of the popular fruit trees compensate for their lack of fruit with colorful bloom.


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