Archive Monthly Archives: October 2020

High Desert Gardening: Fruit and Nuts Can Be Rewarding

The High Desert climate can produce fruit so good it’s memorable: What you need to know about chill-hours, Southwest Injury, variety, planting, irrigation. “That just might be the best peach (or pear, or plum) I’ve ever eaten!” Many high-desert residents can bring to mind specific times they’ve heard or made that statement, and they’ll recognize […]

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Wasp

How to Get Rid of Unwanted Wasp Nests

Discovering a wasp nest in or around your home is the last thing you want over summer. However, getting rid of it is relatively simple. Wasps seldom get a good press, not least because their stings can be painful and in some extreme cases may induce an anaphylactic shock. Because of this the discovery of […]

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Square Foot Gardening

Square Foot Gardening: How to Grow More in Less

Mel Bartholomew radically changed the gardening world when he developed and demonstrated the concept of square foot gardening. In the 1970s a man by the name of Mel Bartholomew radically changed the thought processes of gardeners all across the country when he developed and demonstrated the concept of square foot gardening. The principle behind square […]

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how to use rocks to enhance your garden or pond

How to Use Rocks to Enhance Your Garden or Pond

Is rock gardening for you? If you live in New England and want a garden, you might not have a choice! The number of rocks you unearth while gardening is likely to be enough to build a house. Just digging holes for new plants yields boulders of all shapes, sizes, and colors. You might want […]

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Pollinating Apple Trees

Self-Pollinating Dwarf Apple Trees for Landscaping

If you only have a small area to grow trees in, consider growing the dwarf variety of the apple tree. Many of these trees are also self-fertile. Dwarf apple trees are fruit trees that are grafted from their standard-sized counterpart. They are smaller in size but grow normal-sized apples that are large, juicy, and tart. […]

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