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Winter can be a gloomy time with chill winds blowing on some days and gray clouds on others. Anderson suggests brightening up the garden at this season with some trees and shrubs with bright gold variegation. She lists a number of evergreens that last through all seasons into the dark winter days, such as variegated Japanese aucuba, abelia kaleidoscope, yucca gold guard, pyracantha, nandina (the one with yellow berries), golden threadleaf false cypress.
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Seed catalogs do more than sell seeds. In this country they date back to the early 1800s, and the Smithsonian has a collection of some 10,000. In the pages are found information about plant history, planting and harvest times, growing habits, pest control, and other items. Chase includes a brief description and the URL for some of her favorite catalogs--Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds, Territorial Seed Company, and John Scheepers Kitchen Garden Seeds.
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Fair describes the four-step Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program as a way to remove gardening pests. The plan \"uses information on the life cycles of pests and their interaction with the environment. Using this with available methods of control, gardeners can assess damage economically with the lowest possible damage to humans, animals, property and the environment.\"
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Murphy describes a year-round activity of container gardening, including equipment and plants. Some of the plants recommended are vinca, sweet potato vine, crested celosia, and caladiums.
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Loewer discusses the history of tarragon, a plant that the Greeks described as far back as 500 B.C., and the number of ways it has been used through the ages up to the present.
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Westerfield states that \"it is difficult to cover all the types of fruit and all of the techniques in one short article.\" He lists common pitfalls and offers tips that are general to all fruits in a home garden.
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Walker describes the well-known beachfront botanical garden located at the Blockade Runner Beach Resort in Wrightsville Beach.
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