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Even Cast Iron Plants prefer it indoors in Dallas as the cooler air these past 2 days in the mornings make them droop down as a result

Cast Iron Plant is pretty hardy. I had a few I separated at the roots and put in separate pots and placed on the front porch, but that was a few weeks ago, when lows were only in the upper 80s and highs the mid 90s. Now that it is nearing Autumn, a cold fr
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Posted by on October 11, 2017

How can Health & Fitness work under a Gardening subject header?

Gardening is exercise so I thought I would just go outside into the back yard and do some picking. I started by getting hold of my ames plastic wheel barrow and worked at bending over and picking up acorns and putting them in the wheel barrow. It
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Posted by on October 4, 2017

Ever Fantasized Pursuing Some Weird Hobby?

Well I have. I can't resist a video on growing giant pumpkins. Part of me -- against my better judgement -- urges the pursuit of a really strange hobby... growing GIANT PUMPKINS. The heaviest pumpkin I am aware of is listed with Guinness as having weighed
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Posted by on August 27, 2017

Phragmites Australis - The Common Reed

Traveling through Nelson County from Colleen to Gladstone, a few friends and I passed by some plants that grew really tall that resembled grass. Upon our return, I asked a friend to take a few photos of the plants, which I assumed were some sort of rush or
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Posted by on August 21, 2017

The Devil's Paintbrush - Hawkweed, not Hogweed, silly!

I was just reading from a Better Homes & Gardens book called The Complete Guide To Gardening and came across a weed that is found in the United States in many areas and seems to be doing well in many parts of the country. I thought this particular we
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Posted by on August 18, 2017

What are the Bumps on My Leyland Cypress?

We have a whole row of Leyland Cypress trees for seclusion. They have a slight tendency in summer to foster pests called bagworms. Having learned this, I make it a practice from June on to hand pick any "pine cones" I see dangling from branches. But this y
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Posted by on July 8, 2017

Nothing Like Garden Fresh - Marcus' Homegrown

A friend of mine, who is much larger even than me, has a huge garden every year. He seems to have boundless energy. Now here's the skinny on the matter. Marcus doesn't grow a garden of such proportions for just himself. He has family in other locations, as
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Posted by on June 27, 2017

A Time of Troubles in Tony's Backyard Garden

It was a time of troubles in Tony's backyard garden Terrible Times indeed! Tony looked out the kitchen window and saw Squirrel no. 1 then Squirrel no. 2. They were having a good old time sniffing out what might be left from the acorns dropped in t
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Posted by on June 16, 2017

They said it was a dying tree that it must be cut down, but I refused to believe it.

That tree in our front yard suffered a lightening strike. It lost one of it's major limbs that was too high for me to reach to cut it off. The tree had been planted by my wife's first born son. At age 15, he planted two sycamore trees in the front yard fo
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Posted by on May 30, 2017

Last Monday Week is too late to put out bulk trash at the curb after Monday morning at 7:30 AM. They take pictures of the homes that are in compliance.

So after putting out that pile of cut branches from the back fence the City told me it was a day late and I might get fined or have to pay for them to pick it up. The City of Dallas has very strict guidelines to follow for bulk trash pickup. They
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Posted by on May 23, 2017