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Four Proven Mosquito Repellents

Two Minutes in the Garden

Release Date: 05/10/2019

Can Poinsettias Rebloom Next Year? show art Can Poinsettias Rebloom Next Year?

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What can you do with your poinsettias after Christmas? Many end up in the garbage, but there are much better alternatives. READ MORE at Empress of Dirt: How to Make Poinsettia Bloom

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Are Poinsettias Poisonous to Pets? show art Are Poinsettias Poisonous to Pets?

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This month, hundreds of people will post very considerate reminders that poinsettias are poisonous to pets. But how dangerous are they? READ THE LATEST at Empress of Dirt: Easy Winter Composting in a Cold Climate

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Gifts That Gardeners Will Use show art Gifts That Gardeners Will Use

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For gardeners on your Christmas gift list -- some ideas for practical gifts they'll enjoy. READ MORE at Empress of Dirt: 20 Essential Gifts for Garden Nerds

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Thanksgiving: Celebrating the Fall Harvest show art Thanksgiving: Celebrating the Fall Harvest

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Thursday is Thanksgiving in the U.S. -- the only holiday we have that's based, in part, on growing vegetables. READ THE LATEST from Empress of Dirt: Homemade Peanut Butter Suet (Easy Recipe)

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The State of the Garden Center Industry show art The State of the Garden Center Industry

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Most of us love our garden centers. An annual survey says most of them in the U.S. and Canada had a pretty good 2019. READ THE LATEST from Empress of Dirt: Make Snowman Hot Chocolate Kits in Jars

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Why Are There Many More Acorns Some Years? show art Why Are There Many More Acorns Some Years?

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Lots of stories about how it's been a great year for acorns in many areas. Why is there so much variation from year-to-year? READ THE LATEST from Empress of Dirt: How to Make Crispy Baked Veggie Snack Chips

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Propagating Plants With Cuttings: A First Look show art Propagating Plants With Cuttings: A First Look

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Propagation from cuttings has become a hot topic in recent years. The best way to learn is to dive in. And a pothos is a great place to start. READ MORE at Empress of Dirt: How to Root Pothos Cuttings

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Poppies: From Weed to Remembrance Icon show art Poppies: From Weed to Remembrance Icon

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Monday was the 100th anniversary of the first Remembrance Day. For almost that entire century, its main symbol hass been the poppy. READ THE LATEST at Empress of Dirt: How to Make Crispy Baked Veggie Snack Chips  

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Keeping the World's Seeds Safe show art Keeping the World's Seeds Safe

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The Global Seed Vault is about 800 miles from the North Pole and keeps a million of the world's most important seeds safe. READ MORE at Empress of Dirt: The Global Seed Vault -- Safeguarding Food Seeds for the Future  

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Have Fresh Flowers Through Winter show art Have Fresh Flowers Through Winter

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It's the end of the growing season, but by forcing bulbs indoors, you can still have fresh flowers in just a few weeks. READ MORE at Empress of Dirt: How to Force Flowering Bulbs Indoors and Get the Timing Just Right  

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