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Plant species tulips for early color

Large, goblet-shaped blooms make a colorful springtime splash grouped in beds and pots. But those hybrids are softies compared to their wild ancestors - species tulips growing in unforgiving sites from Algeria to China.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2014-10-02/plant-species-tulips-early-color
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://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2014-10-09/over-wintering-your-perennials-pots
Gardeners should plan ahead to keep animals from harming plants

Competition and conflict have existed between people and animals since the first gardeners began sowing seeds on the ground. The critters just as quickly carried them away.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/home/gardening/2014-09-11/gardeners-should-pla
Use garden harvest for fruit or green smoothies

Smoothies are a nutritious way to stir things up in the kitchen, especially if the ingredients come from your garden. Few drinks are as refreshing as fresh or frozen fruits and syrups mixed with milk and yogurt.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-08-14/use-garden-harvest-fruit-or-
Gardening challenge lies between the sidewalk and street

Making a yard and a community more beautiful begins at the curb. But that narrow space between sidewalk and street - sometimes called a boulevard, median, hellstrip, parkway, verge or tree belt - is a gardening challenge.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2014-06-19/gardening-challenge-lies-between-si
Birders debate ethics of playing back birdcalls on phones

Wildlife watchers can now wield unnatural powers, playing actual birdcalls on smartphones and other mobile devices. The practice, called playback, is effective for attracting elusive species but also can harm nesting birds if overused.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/pets/2014-06-05/birders-debate-ethics-playing-
Hop to it: Plant what you need to brew beer

You don't need a garden to succeed as a home brewer, but growing your own ingredients is a flavorful step up. Much of the creativity involved in crafting a custom-made beer starts with the plants you select.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2014-07-10/hop-it-plant-what-you-need-brew-bee
Gardeners can make a big splash in battle against mosquito-borne West Nile virus

EDITOR'S NOTE - Dean Fosdick retired in May 2001 after 23 years with The Associated Press, 15 of those as Alaska bureau chief. He has covered the Exxon Valdez...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/09/19/gar_389021.shtml
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Gardeners can make a big splash in battle against mosquito-borne West Nile virus

EDITOR'S NOTE - Dean Fosdick retired in May 2001 after 23 years with The Associated Press, 15 of those as Alaska bureau chief. He has covered the Exxon Valdez...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/09/18/gar_388629.shtml
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Holiday shopping done? It's seed catalog time

...the USDA's National Agricultural Library Web site: http://www.nal.usda.gov/speccoll; or tap the Burpee corporate Web site: http://www.Burpee.com. You can contact Dean Fosdick at deanfosdick(at)netscape.net.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/12/30/gar_37274.shtml
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