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Believe in seeds: They'll expand your gardening horizons

...summer. But a lot of plants - including nasturtiums...reason fewer people plant seeds these days is...amount of time seed plants have been around...convince you, then just plant extra seeds wherever you want plants. Seeds are cheap...

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Outdoors
When a Percy Sledge song hits your ears, it can settle in your heart

...anniversary: an arbor by the backyard fence where her wisteria could grow over, complete with a bench and places to hang other plants.I had to get it done in one day, before she came home from work, but the job wasn't going well. I was making up the plan...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/community/2015-05-15/when-a-percy-sledge-song-hits-y
Community
An Outdoor View: A sure sign of spring

...wage an unending war against dandelions. They denigrate the plant by calling it a noxious weed. They spray hazardous chemicals...few pesky patches of clover, my yard is now solid dandelion plants. While other people struggle to keep a few expensive greenhouse-started...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-05-14/an-outdoor-view-a-sure-sign-of-sp
Opinion
Here's the thing: 'You are not pizza'

...creepy, but it was nice to be there for moral support. She likes the security blanket that I represent. I'm like a house plant. I'm improving her life by looking nice and being in a corner, yet if I tried to zip her coat or help her with lunch, she...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/community/2015-05-15/heres-the-thing-you-are-not-piz
Community
Gardeners on the move make their plants portable

People on the move often spurn gardening as a hobby because they have to leave their plants behind. But new innovations and creative ideas are making planters portable and easy to transfer from one location to another...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2015-04-23/gardeners-on-the-move-make-their
Outdoors
Refuge Notebook: Nature's first green is gold

...or the timing of plant and animal life cycle...contribute to each plant's seasonal progress. Some plants, like the quaking...foliage.Perennial plants grow back each year...polemonion, a medicinal plant associated with both...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2015-05-07/refuge-notebook-natures-first-gr
Outdoors
Pioneer Potluck: About memories of Mom

...rows and made a grid of iris plants in a big square. A favorite was...big, tall, multicolored plants that put on quite a show. And...would bring all sorts of potted plants that Mom would enjoy. When...find a place in our garden to plant them. After all these years...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/food/2015-05-12-0
Food
Lawn-care basics: how much to cut, irrigate, fertilize

...mixtures. Yarrow is a good drought plant. Rye grass does well in rain...while it may seem opportune to plant grass seed along with other plants in the spring, be cautious," Schmidt said. "If you do not plant early enough, the grass may...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2015-05-07/lawn-care-basics-how-much-to-cut
Outdoors
Learning for Life: Planning your tree planting

...free publications available on "Tree and Shrub Varieties, Tree Planting, Pruning, Mulching" and much more. With trees we plant for the future, but need to plan for it now. Your local Cooperative Extension Service is your year round resource for a variety...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/community/2015-05-09/learning-for-life-planning-your
Community
Unhinged Alaska: When does spring really arrive?

...the Fish and Game throws out the anchors on those floating smolt cages and officially recognizes that it's time for them to plant and for us to get ready to harvest. Nick can be reached at ncvarney@gmail.com if he isn't busy knocking rust off old...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/community/2015-05-09/unhinged-alaska-when-does-sprin
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