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Dave's Garden Articles: By TC Conner

Thursday, July 25, 2013

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Late Blight (Phytophthora infestans) Fungus of Tomatoes
By TC Conner (tcfromky)

Identifying early signs of late blight of tomatoes can be problematic. One indicator can be found in the name: "late blight." Look for signs of this fungal disease in late July, August, and into September. Keeping an eye on weather conditions during the growing season can also benefit the home gardener.

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Sunday, February 24, 2013

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Dreary Northeast Winters
By TC Conner (tcfromky)

When I start getting tired of hearing myself complain, I know it's almost time for The Philly Flower Show. My whining starts to ease up a bit come mid-February because I know I'll be revitalized and rejuvenated by the magnificence of the Show when it opens in March. Plus, if you live in the northeast there's no better time to take leave of the snow-covered garden than in March.

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Friday, August 31, 2012

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Is there really such a thing as a blue moon?
By TC Conner (tcfromky)

Bill Monroe sang about a "Blue Moon of Kentucky" but what exactly is a blue moon? And why do blue moons only occur once every 2 to 2 1/2 years?

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

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Gardening As We Age: The Home Enabling Garden
By TC Conner (tcfromky)

The aging process cannot be put on hold, but seniors with physical limitations can still enjoy gardening well into their golden years by changing how they garden.

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Friday, July 23, 2010

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Ruth Stout - Gardening Stalwart
By TC Conner (tcfromky)

Margaret Roach was "Martha Stewart Living" magazine’s garden editor and editorial director for 15 years. After “retiring” in 2008, Margaret started producing her own gardening media content and it was through her website that I first learned of Ruth Stout.

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Sunday, April 25, 2010

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Perennial Plant Association selects Baptisia australis as the 2010 Perennial of the Year
By TC Conner (tcfromky)

Gardeners take note: If you're not keeping up with the Perennial Plant Association's Perennial of the Year winners, you're missing out on a tremendous resource that lets you know the best plants to have in your garden.

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Saturday, February 27, 2010

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First Gardens
By TC Conner (tcfromky)

First gardens should be ones that hold everlasting memories, and gardens that follow after can add even more. Make the most of those memories!

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Monday, February 1, 2010

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Buying, Transplanting, and Caring for Bareroot Plants
By TC Conner (tcfromky)

Choosing bareroot plants can allow the home gardener to select from a wide variety of interesting flowers, shrubs, and trees.

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Sunday, November 22, 2009

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Watching gourds dry: hurry up and wait
By TC Conner (tcfromky)

Military folks have heard the phrase "Hurry up and wait." Gardeners know it's like watching gourds dry. New ideas come in many shapes, sizes, and colors. And one of the reasons gardening has always been at the top of the list of favorite hobbies is because it offers folks the chance to try something different. Crafting with gourds is different, and that's what makes it special.

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Thursday, November 12, 2009

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Dare to Dig
By TC Conner (tcfromky)

Digging bulbs and tubers for use next spring is a good thing, and it can prolong the time you get to spend in the fall garden before the snow flies.

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Sunday, October 11, 2009

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Canning and preserving: Not just fruits and vegetables
By TC Conner (tcfromky)

Some just don't have the necessary skills for accomplishing much when it comes to food preparation. This means staying out of the way in the kitchen.

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Thursday, March 22, 2007

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Build And They Will Grow
By TC Conner (tcfromky)

Waiting for that first hosta spear to break through, or the first signs of daffodils, crocus, and hyacinth to appear can be agonizing. Ease the agony by starting seeds indoors.

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