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Days are getting short and nights cool, but keep on planting because it's still the best season for just about anything, including spring bulbs and California natives. Save a weekend or two for tidying up because it's almost time to tuck in the garden for...
Tribune staff reporterAs President Bush promotes ethanol as a green alternative to gasoline, his administration is quietly relaxing environmental rules for dozens of new corn-to-fuel refineries sprouting up across the nation. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is...
Tribune foreign correspondentNight and day, the timber ships reach this Yangtze River port, one of the world's busiest clearinghouses for logs from every corner of the globe: Southeast Asia, the Amazon, Russia, the Congo. Soon, this wood will be yours. It will be your hardwood...
Times Staff WriterDespite all the attention that succulents have received during this record-breaking dry spell, an eco-conscious gardener could shout "Sedum!" with all his might and still be met with a collective shrug. See . . . what? SEE-dum, as in the evergreen...
In the garage, shed or basement of nearly every gardener, you will find stacks of plastic pots. Then there are mulch bags, pesticide and fertilizer bottles, flat trays from six-packs of annuals. We think of our gardening as greening the world, but it...
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Chicago TribuneA layer of mulch over the soil does plants no end of good. It insulates, keeping the temperature more steady and protecting roots from cold snaps and hot spells. It keeps soil moisture from evaporating so you don't have to water as often. It shades out...
When potted plants meet their demise, shake the dirt off outside and save it and the pot for another planting, or just add the dirt to your lawn. If reserved for another planting, you may want to add perlite and fertilizer. It's good earth you'll be...
Tribune staff reporterThe news stunned Lily Rodriguez. The Peruvian ecologist and her colleagues had just celebrated their success in getting Peru to create the world's largest privately managed national park, the Cordillera Azul, or Blue Mountains. The park designation, an...
Scripps Howard News ServiceIt's Saturday. After the first-day-of-the-weekend glee wears off, it hits you. The lawn. The lawn you swore you would mow last week. And the week before. It's time to make friends with your mower. Clean it. Fix it. If you need to, hold a mower memorial...
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Special to the SentinelScientific name: Lantana montevidensis Alba. Growth habit: A sprawling evergreen ground cover with vinelike stems growing to 2 feet tall and 4 feet wide. The leaves are thick, oval, toothed along the edges and produce a pungent fragrance when crushed;...
Tags: Home and Garden Products, Lantana, Florida, Gardening
Special to the SentinelScientific name: Camellia japonica. Growth habit: An upright to rounded evergreen shrub to small tree growing to 15-feet tall. The leaves are glossy, dark green, elliptic in shape with small-toothed edges and grow to 4 inches long and half as wide....
Tags: Home and Garden Products, Death, Florida, Gardening
Sun-SentinelA transcript of Thursday's debate, as transcribed by e-Media Millworks, Inc.: LEHRER: Good evening, Mr. President, Senator Kerry. As determined by a coin toss, the first question goes to you, Senator Kerry. You have two minutes. Do you believe you...
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