Gardening

Plants of the Winter Solstice

Plants of the Winter Solstice

Many trees and plants were important to the celebration of the winter solstice (on December 21) both as symbols and as decorations. Find out their meaning … After the solstice, the days will start ...

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Saving Gladiolus

Saving Gladiolus

In some places, gladiolus can be left in the ground all winter. In colder climates, however, they would freeze and die. Gladiolus can be saved, though, if placed in the root cellar and replanted in ...

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Drying Herbs and Vegetables

Drying Herbs and Vegetables

Consider drying your herbs and late-harvest vegetables to keep them longer. Drying is one of the oldest forms of preservation in the world. Virtually all indigenous tribes used the technique as a way ...

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How to Grow a Bonsai Tree

How to Grow a Bonsai Tree

A few years ago I was given a beautiful bonsai container and decided to try my hand at growing a compact plant to fit it. I had an old azalea growing in a too-small pot that I thought would be ...

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