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Gardening With Tony

Color Is Lacking This Autumn
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By Tony Tomeo on Oct 23, 2014 - 10:24:15 PM

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UNITED STATES—Something about the weather so far this year was less than ideal for deciduous foliage to attain impressive autumn color.



  Snails, Weeds And Falling Leaves
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By Tony Tomeo on Oct 19, 2014 - 2:44:15 AM

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UNITED STATES—Although the weather this year was not conducive to impressive autumn foliar color, it is conducive to snails and weeds.



These Bulbs Are Not Incandescent
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By Tony Tomeo on Oct 11, 2014 - 10:18:23 AM

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UNITED STATES—Dormant bulbs are not very interesting when they get buried in the garden, but will certainly impress early next spring.



  October Brings Cool Season Annuals
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By Tony Tomeo on Oct 4, 2014 - 5:35:47 AM

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UNITED STATES—Summer flowering annuals might still look too good to replace, but need to relinquish their space to cool season annuals.



Pumpkins Exemplify Ripening Winter Squash
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By Tony Tomeo on Sep 25, 2014 - 3:24:24 PM

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UNITED STATES—Summer squash finish as autumn weather gets cooler, but winter squash are still ripening, and can be stored for months.



  Gardening For The Birds
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By Tony Tomeo on Sep 19, 2014 - 10:49:19 AM

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UNITED STATES—Whether they overwinter or migrate to warmer climates, birds appreciate what they can get to eat from our home gardens.



Autumn Simply Will Not Wait
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By Tony Tomeo on Sep 12, 2014 - 11:40:56 PM

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UNITED STATES—Plants naturally decelerate in autumn before winter dormancy, and should be allowed to get some rest on their own terms.



  Cool Season Vegetables Are Coming
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By Tony Tomeo on Sep 4, 2014 - 10:00:08 PM

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UNITED STATES—Warm season vegetables finish their season as summer turns to autumn, just in time for cool season vegetables to arrive.



Color Wanes As Summer Ends
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By Tony Tomeo on Aug 29, 2014 - 2:29:57 AM

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UNITED STATES—There are really not too many plants to provide colorful flowers as the seasons change from late summer to early autumn.



  Online Plant Purchases Have Certain Risks
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By Tony Tomeo on Aug 21, 2014 - 5:58:00 PM

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UNITED STATES—There are certain minor risks associated with buying unfamiliar, potentially misidentified or potentially invasive plants or seeds online.



Late Summer Merges Closer To Autumn
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By Tony Tomeo on Aug 14, 2014 - 7:58:08 AM

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UNITED STATES—Keep summer vegetables and annuals happy and productive while planning for the veggies and flowers of autumn and winter.



  Cheerful Flowers Rarely Feel Blue
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By Tony Tomeo on Aug 8, 2014 - 4:06:03 AM

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UNITED STATES—Of all the extravagant and unrestrained colors that can be found in the garden, simple true blue is relatively uncommon.



Much Ado About Mulch
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By Tony Tomeo on Jul 31, 2014 - 11:30:01 AM

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UNITED STATES—Mulch on the surface of the soil insulates soil, retains moisture, inhibits weeds and simply looks better than bare soil.



  Summer Annuals Are Grateful For Deadheading
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.



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