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Enjoy water fixtures all year by winterizing

For many people with backyard ponds, fountains and other water-garden fixtures, the arrival of cold weather means draining the pipes and pulling the plug.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-11-20/enjoy-water-fixtures-all-year-by
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Over-wintering your perennials in pots? Some tips

In simpler times, container gardening was small-scale landscaping using flowering annuals. Enjoy their color for one season and go with something new the next.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/community/2014-10-11/over-wintering-your-perennials-
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Go wild: Plant species tulips for early color

...just as vulnerable to predation."In my (Connecticut) garden, chipmunks devastate them," Curless said. "So will deer, voles and squirrels if they know where they are."You can contact Dean Fosdick at deanfosdick@netscape.net

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-09-25/go-wild-plant-species-tulips-for
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Bees aren't the only pollinators you can attract

The dramatic loss of honeybees to changing land use, viruses and pesticides is alarming, and they are irreplaceable as pollinators.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-09-04/bees-arent-the-only-pollinators-
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Benign neglect? Garden pest control naturally

Gardeners worried about the safety of synthetic pest-control products sometimes turn to botanically derived compounds instead. But many of those also contain toxic ingredients, such as nicotine, rotenone and pyrethrins.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-04-10/benign-neglect-garden-pest-contr
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A climate of change for gardeners

While many gardeners scan the newly arrived seed catalogs to plan their next growing season, the industry's visionaries are pouring talent and resources into products and ideas they hope will be sown in years to come.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-01-02/a-climate-of-change-for-gardener
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Add 'walkables' to our home landscape

Plants you can walk on are attractive additions to pathways. These low-lying perennials can withstand heavy foot traffic, release pleasant odors when crushed, smother weeds, and cushion your step in the narrow spaces between bricks or flagstones.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2013-10-24/add-walkables-to-our-home-landsc
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Allergies can put crimp in gardening

...more about dealing with allergies while gardening, see this ACAAI website:http://www.acaai.org/allergist/news/New/Pages/whatsnew_gardening_allergies.aspxYou can contact Dean Fosdick at deanfosdick@netscape.net

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2013-11-07/allergies-can-put-crimp-in-garde
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Novice gardeners, try these bullet-proof plants

Gardening is a forgiving pursuit. Get it wrong one year and you can start fresh again the next, wiser, with lessons learned. Study up between planting seasons.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2013-12-05/novice-gardeners-try-these-bulle
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Choose the right mulch for your garden

...unsightly.Online:For more on mulches and mulching, see this Cornell University fact sheet:http://www.gardening.cornell.edu/factsheets/mulch/mulchland.htmlYou can contact Dean Fosdick at deanfosdick@netscape.net

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2013-11-21/choose-the-right-mulch-for-your-
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