Tree Murdered By Lawnmower

It was a slow and painful death. The victim couldn’t survive the vicious continued attacks, and gradually departed from this life. The murder happened in broad daylight, and no one stopped to help. The weapon? A lawnmower. The victim? A laurel willow in the prime of its life, snuffed out in cold blood. With lawn mowing season…
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So Is It Safe To Plant?

The weather’s been very nice for early May in the Upper Midwest. Is it safe to plant outdoors? I’m not much of a gambler. My wife Mary is lucky, but when we’ve visited casinos, her pile of nickels is canceled by my shortfall.  Likewise, I’m not a big fan of rolling the dice when it…
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How To Shop For The Best Geraniums

Have you bought your geraniums yet? May is the month when most geraniums are bought and sold as we fill our pots, planters and containers. But there’s a secret to buying the best type. There are two main classes of geraniums, based on how they are propagated and grown. One group is grown from seed, the other…
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