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Hybrids, Heirlooms And GMOs Explained

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If the terms “hybrid,” “heirloom” and “GMO” have you stumped, you’re not alone. When it comes to buying seeds and plants, there’s a lot of confusion, even among seasoned gardeners. Here are a few facts that may help.   Hybrids [...]

 

Outdoor Living Trends

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You can still have a hot time in your own backyard, even when the weather cools, if you follow these trends and enhance the natural beauty of your patio, poolscape, walkway or driveway.   Here’s a look at five delightful [...]

 

Avian Flu Outlook is Cautiously Optimistic

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Deadly strains of avian flu have ruffled the feathers of the poultry industry in the West and Midwest and sent food manufacturers scrambling for egg substitutes in the wake of spiking prices. More than 30 million turkeys and chickens in [...]

 

How To Create An Outdoor Oasis

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(NAPS)—Wow your friends and families at gatherings, pool parties or barbecues in your backyard by creat-ing your own outdoor oasis. Build.com and Donny Osmond have teamed up to share 10 surprisingly easy and affordable ways to turn your backyard into [...]

 

The Latest Buzz on Honeybees

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The numbers are in on the honeybee front –and the buzz is mixed. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, winter losses of managed honeybee colonies for 2014-2015 dropped for the second straight year to 23 percent, significantly lower [...]

 

Go With A Pro To Be Sprinkler Savvy

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(NAPS)—With warmer weather upon us, you may be getting ready to boot up your irrigation system to return your landscape to its former glory. Before you get started, remember that winter can take a toll on your sprinkler system, causing [...]

 

10 Ways To Help Bees And Butterflies Thrive

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(NAPS)—Here’s news that’s created a buzz. Three-quarters of the world’s flowering plants and food crops rely on pollinating insects such as bees and butterflies to help them reproduce.   Unfortunately, bee populations are being threatened by a range of issues [...]

 

Springtime in the Garden

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Gardening has a lot in common with painting a landscape. Every spring, the Almighty creates the joy of new life by painting nature with color, shapes & textures we hadn’t seen since last spring. It’s a gardener’s task to try [...]

 

National Young Farmers Coalition Sows New Growers

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Since World War II, our nation’s food production has been on a steady march to monopolization and domina-tion by big agri-business. Consider Braden County, North Carolina: In 1945 there were almost 3,500 farms with an average size of 69 acres. [...]

 

Planning a Successful Vegetable Garden

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(NAPSI)—Edible gardening will continue to be a popular trend this year, according to a recent survey by the Garden Writers Association. More than 41 million U.S. households grew a vegetable garden last year and 37 per-cent plan to do more [...]

 
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