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Caprese Salad

Caprese Salad - the colors and flavors of Italy in one dish -

This traditional Italian salad is quick, easy and delicious. Prepare it as an appetizer, side dish or even a light meal. Sure to become one of your favorite recipes!

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When and How to Prune Hydrangeas

When and How to Prune Hydrangeas - best time for pruning -

Hydrangeas come in different forms and, not surprisingly, have different needs when it comes to pruning them. We have tips for trimming bigleaf, climbing, smooth and hardy hydrangeas.

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7 Simple Lawn Mower Safety Tips

7 Simple Lawn Mower Safety Tips - Always think safety first! -

Whether you find mowing the lawn a boring chore or a relaxing pastime, it’s important to do it safely. A surprising number of people every year need hospital treatment after mowing accidents, and tragically there are even fatalities. Here are seven simple, but essential, tips to keep you and your family safe.

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How to Make Horehound Candy

How to Make Horehound Candy - old-fashioned, hard candy recipe -

Horehound is an easy to grow perennial plant that has been used as a therapeutic herb for centuries. Homemade horehound candies also double as soothing throat lozenges!

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Outdoor Wedding Ideas

Outdoor Wedding Ideas - have a garden-themed celebration -

Here’s how to throw an outdoor wedding ceremony or reception. We have tips for simple decorations, home-cooked food and rustic-chic place cards.

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9 Methods to Control Insect Pests

9 Methods to Control Insect Pests - how to stop insects in the landscape -

Are bothersome bugs ruining your outdoor fun? Insects can be annoying when you are trying to enjoy time spent outside. Here are nine tips for keeping unwelcome insects away from your yard.

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How to Grow Hibiscus in a Pot

How to Grow Hibiscus in a Pot - caring for these big, bold blooms is easy -

The exotic flowers of the hibiscus plant make it a landscape favorite, but these beauties also do well as potted plants. Inside or outside, potted hibiscus are a great choice for a sunny space indoors or out on a deck, balcony or patio.

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Pests and Diseases of Cucumbers

Pests and Diseases of Cucumbers - keep you plants healthy -

Cucumbers are generally easy to grow, but there are some things that can ruin your harvest. We’ll show you how to identify and treat common insects and diseases that affect cucumber plants.

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How and Why to Deadhead Flowers

How and Why to Deadhead Flowers - for plants that flower more & bloom longer -

Deadheading is one of those small things you can do that will yield big results in your flower gardens and planters. Our FAQ on deadheading will give you all you need to get started on this essential maintenance practice today.

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When to Harvest Garden Vegetables

When to Harvest Garden Vegetables - pick homegrown produce at its peak -

Learn when and how to harvest twenty of your vegetable garden favorites.

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