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Thursday Tips: Deadheading Flowers
Written by Heleigh Bostwick    Thursday, 27 August 2009
Is deadheading, the simple act of pinching off dead flower blossoms to promote plant vigor, always necessary?

Wednesday What's New: Mayan Origins of Tahitian Vanilla
Written by Heleigh Bostwick    Wednesday, 26 August 2009
Vanilla orchid flower
Botanists have discovered that the origin of the Tahitian orchid that yields the most delectable vanilla bean on the planet originally came from the Mayan forests of Mexico and Guatemala.

Wednesday What's New: Hellmann’s Urban Gardens
Written by Heleigh Bostwick    Wednesday, 19 August 2009
Hellmann's Urban Gardens
In the era of rampant greenwashing, it’s nice to see a company that really does engage in greening the world. That company? It’s none other than Hellmann’s of “real mayonnaise” fame.

Tuesday Products: Clay Pot Irrigation
Written by Heleigh Bostwick    Tuesday, 18 August 2009
Olla clay pot irrigation
Clay pot irrigation, used in many regions of the world, is a simple, low cost method of watering your plants.

Monday Melange: Purple-stem Angelica
Written by Heleigh Bostwick    Monday, 17 August 2009
Purple-stem angleica, whose native habitat includes riverbanks and swampy low-lying areas, is a good choice for rain gardens and wet meadows.

Wednesday What's New: Acid Rain and Rice
Written by Heleigh Bostwick    Wednesday, 12 August 2009
Rice paddy
Acid rain from atmospheric pollution can reduce emissions of methane (a more potent greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide) from rice paddies by as much as 24 per cent.

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