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Garden Help Desk: Solving poinsettia problems

Now that the holidays have passed, what should you do with your poinsettia?The simplest thing to do is just toss it out. Most people choose to do this with their poinsettias after the season is over.If you’re willing to do just a little bit of work, you could choose to keep your poinsettia as ...

Garden Help Desk: Solving the mystery of the sick houseplants

<em><strong>Q</strong></em><em>uestion: A couple of my houseplants look like their having problems. They were fine all summer and fall on my patio, but now, they’re not looking quite right. What can I do to help ...

Garden Help Desk: Give the gift of gardening this holiday season

<em><strong>Q</strong></em><em>uestion: For 2 years, now, some of our Pontiac potatoes look like the one in my photo. What is it and how do we fix it?</em>Answer: It’s hard to tell with the photo, but this ...

Show off your craft swag with themed decor

The turkey dinner leftovers are all gone. The pies have all been gobbled up. The virtual Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping is complete.It’s now officially time to start decorating for Christmas (unless, of course, you already have … no judgment here)! As I pull out the boxes and bins ...

Garden Help Desk: Reap what was sowed

<em><strong>Q</strong></em><em>uestion: I have two questions about my garden soil. First, will adding manure to my garden make the soil too hot and burn the roots?</em><em>Second, my garden soil ...

Garden Help Desk: Autumn colors disrupted by unusual weather

<em><strong>Q</strong></em><em>uestion: What happened to my shrubs? Some of the leaves were starting to change color and then suddenly the leaves were all curled and crispy. They never got any more fall color, and they ...