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Dave's Garden Articles: By Lee Anne Stark

Sunday, February 1, 2009

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Beginnings
By Lee Anne Stark (threegardeners)

Almost every gardener can trace back their love of gardening to one person. Somebody who inspired, or helped them begin in some way.

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Saturday, July 5, 2008

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Back From The Brink: Rejuvenating an Old Episcia
By Lee Anne Stark (threegardeners)

There is a lot to be said about sick & dying plants. Sometimes we have to be ruthless & waste no time removing stricken individuals; especially in cases of pest or disease. Occasionally though, dormant vegetation is mistakenly sent to compost oblivion. And in other instances, seemingly expired plants may still be at death's door; awaiting a miraculous resurrection by way of correct love & care. The Plant Hospital series will look at different situations that threaten the lives of our plants & how we can help them cheat death. Drawing from personal experience & the wealth of knowledge contributed by DG members, various writers will show how to nurse sick plants, recover from gardening disasters & salvage life from discards.

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Friday, May 2, 2008

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Common Houseplant Pests
By Lee Anne Stark (threegardeners)

Those of us that keep plants in the house must be vigilant for the slightest sign of pests. Here are a few common house plant bugs and what to do about them.

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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

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Wonderful Wild Grapes
By Lee Anne Stark (threegardeners)

They are everywhere, climbing trees and poles, overtaking fences, trying to climb the house. The wild grape can be annoying but it is useful in many ways. Let us take a closer look at them.

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Monday, April 28, 2008

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Container Gardening to The max
By Lee Anne Stark (threegardeners)

We've all used the normal containers for plants. Half barrels, window boxes, etc. Don't stop there, anything that can hold soil can be a planter.

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Monday, April 21, 2008

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Creating a Critter Friendly Garden
By Lee Anne Stark (threegardeners)

We all try to garden for the birds and butterflies, but what about the other critters? Don't shoo them away, make them happy too for a well-balanced, healthy garden. Here are a few ways to do this.

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Saturday, April 19, 2008

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Terrarium Maintenance
By Lee Anne Stark (threegardeners)

Maintaining a terrarium is not a lot of work. A few small maintenance tasks will keep your terrarium healthy and happy. Here is what to do.

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Monday, April 14, 2008

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Pot Potential
By Lee Anne Stark (threegardeners)

Tired of plain old plastic pots? Sure, they come in many colours, but they are still plastic. Let us take a look at some items that have "Pot Potential".

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Thursday, April 10, 2008

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Creating Height In The Garden
By Lee Anne Stark (threegardeners)

A few fairly simple, reasonably inexpensive ways to create height in a flat garden.

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Wednesday, April 2, 2008

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Bee balm (Monarda)
By Lee Anne Stark (threegardeners)

This versatile member of the mint family is often overlooked for use in the perennial garden. Let us try to change that.

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Saturday, March 15, 2008

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Scented Shrubs for Northern Gardeners
By Lee Anne Stark (threegardeners)

There is nothing better than sitting in the yard, enjoying a cup of coffee and having sweet scents wafting your way. Here are a few nicely scented shrubs that will survive our harsh northern winters.

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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

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Episcia cupreata
By Lee Anne Stark (threegardeners)

This wonderful member of the Gesneriad family is an easy plant for the indoor gardener. Learn how to enjoy them in your home.

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Sunday, February 17, 2008

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Playing Plants
By Lee Anne Stark (threegardeners)

Every so often, usually on a cold and snowy, or dreary rainy day, I take a little time and "play plants". It is a great way to pass time on an otherwise unpleasant day and your house plants will love you for it.

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Saturday, February 2, 2008

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Enjoy an Underwater garden, Right in Your Own Livingroom!!
By Lee Anne Stark (threegardeners)

Do you love having plants indoors but constantly forget, or do not have time to water them properly? This might be just what you need. Imagine, lush, tropical foliage that you never need to water!!

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Thursday, January 31, 2008

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Don't Whine About Dandelions, Make Dandelion Wine!!
By Lee Anne Stark (threegardeners)

Or jelly, soup or a salad, or even a soft drink. The leaves are high in Vitamin C, Vitamin A and iron and contain more iron and calcium than spinach. The lowly dandelion has so many uses, I'm surprised it isn't grown as a vegetable!!

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