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How Flowers Communicate with Pollinators

Two Minutes in the Garden

Release Date: 06/09/2021

Do Sunflowers Move to Follow the Sun? show art Do Sunflowers Move to Follow the Sun?

Two Minutes in the Garden

Maybe the best-known attribute of sunflowers is that they follow the sun as it moves across the sky during the day. But do they? Or is it just a popular misconception? NEW FROM Empress of Dirt:

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Sunflowers: Not Always What They Seem to Be show art Sunflowers: Not Always What They Seem to Be

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Their flowers aren't exactly flowers and their seeds aren't actually seeds, but sunflowers are one of the world's most recognizable and loved garden plants. NEW FROM Empress of Dirt:

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How to Grow Sunflowers in Your Garden show art How to Grow Sunflowers in Your Garden

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Sunflowers are very easy to grow and pretty low-maintenance. You just need to get a few things right -- and make sure you buy the right seeds. NEW FROM Empress of Dirt:

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Double Flowers ... and Their Value to Pollinators show art Double Flowers ... and Their Value to Pollinators

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All those extra petals provide a dense bundle of color, so gardeners love them. But pollinators and other garden wildlife may take a different view. NEW FROM Empress of Dirt:

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Preventing Heat Damage to Your Plants show art Preventing Heat Damage to Your Plants

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Extended periods of hot temperatures can create stress for your plants and cause damage -- some that you can see and some you can't. What can you can do about it? NEW FROM Empress of Dirt:

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Bolting Vegetables: Can You Prevent It? show art Bolting Vegetables: Can You Prevent It?

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Bolting can ruin your vegetables in a blink of an eye. You can sometimes avoid it, but it's really just part of the natural lifecycle of plants. NEW FROM Empress of Dirt:

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The Science Behind Pruning and Deadheading show art The Science Behind Pruning and Deadheading

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Why would we ever want to wound our plants? Can we really get more growth by cutting parts off? And what about more blooms? READ MORE at Empress of Dirt:

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Powdery Mildew: How to Treat or Avoid It show art Powdery Mildew: How to Treat or Avoid It

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It's one of the most common garden diseases and one that gardeners quickly learn to identify. What is it and can we do anything about it? NEW FROM Empress of Dirt:

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Using Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) to Control Pests show art Using Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) to Control Pests

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It's a popular organic insecticide touted for being effective on caterpillars and harmless to people. How does it work? And does it live up to its billing? NEW FROM Empress of Dirt:

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How Flowers Communicate with Pollinators show art How Flowers Communicate with Pollinators

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Some plants have developed flowers that send a message to pollinators -- hey come check this out, you won't be disappointed. NEW FROM Empress of Dirt:

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Some plants have developed flowers that send a message to pollinators -- hey come check this out, you won't be disappointed.

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