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Author: Terasa Lott

Mailbox Planters Can Be A Challenge

First impressions are critical when selling a home, and I give credit to the former owners of our house for choosing a rather unique mailbox post. Instead of a traditional post designed to support a...

Shamrocks and St. Patrick’s Day

If you visit your favorite garden center in late February or early March, you’ll likely find shamrock plants to coincide with the St. Patrick’s Day holiday. The myths and folklore...

Insects Feed Baby Birds

As a backyard bird enthusiast, I find watching the bluebird’s life cycle unfold in my yard to be fascinating. Each year, I anxiously await bluebird nesting season and feel a sense of accomplishment...

Holiday Cactus

The holidays are often associated with particular plants such as Poinsettias, Cyclamen, and paperwhites, but my favorite group of plants is the holiday cacti. About 15 years ago, I purchased what I...

Testing Drinking Water

Water testing and treatment are expensive and inconvenient, but are necessary to ensure residents have access to a safe and reliable source of water. The cost associated with testing and treatment...

Watch Out For Squash Vine Borers

While growing your own vegetables can be quite rewarding, it can also be frustrating, especially when a lush squash plant seems to up and die in a matter of a few days. If you’ve ever attempted to...

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