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The next time you eat a hamburger, look at the bun. Is there sesame seed on it? I'll bet you've never thought about trying to grow sesame on your land, but it's possible. Radio interview...
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Every herb garden needs some mint, but don't turn your back on it. Mint grows like a weed and can be the bully of the garden if left to its own devices. Radio interview source: Dr. Lelia Scott-...
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Living the Country Life Radio Program with Betsy Freese
Watering made easy Listen to this radio show (MP3 download) or read below. Radio interview source: Stuart Spaulding, tech services manager, The Drip Store When hot, dry weather settles in, I...
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The aronia berry, or chokeberry, is no bigger than the tip of your finger, but packs a powerful antioxidant punch These berries are easy to grow and good for you. Radio interview source: Dr. Eldon...
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This couple turned eroded land on their acreage into a water paradise
After Michael and Vikki Tomlinson built their home in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountains near Roanoke, Virginia, Vikki looked at the rugged ground surrounding the house and wondered how she could...
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After moving to the country, landscape designer Pauline was challenged by the property. There were no gardens, and basically the only good plants were a few large trees. "I was taught to read...
Starting from scratch Pauline Boyle and her husband, Tom, a 30-year veteran of the Chicago police department, lived for years in a suburb where they fell asleep every night to the sound of jets...
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The great thing about water gardens is they are obtainable. With the right planning, you can create an escape that will add a whole new dimension to your backyard. Here's how to do it.
Choose the right spot Claude Monet's paintings of his water garden at Giverny show a Japanese bridge gently arching over a pond full of water lilies, all surrounded by lush trees. Doesn't...
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If you're looking for a showy landscape flower that needs very little care, try the coneflower. Coneflowers, also called Echinacea, will grow nearly anywhere. Radio interview source: Dan Heims,...
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Spring flowering bulbs multiply each year, which means they eventually have less room to grow. If you didn't have as many blooms this season, and the foliage is in a big clump, it's time to...
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"Country view" asks you to address subjects on which you are the experts. This month you share your great gardens.
Digging in the dirt, My art, and Nostalgia Digging in the dirt Few things in life leave you with a grander feeling than digging in the dirt, planting seeds or little stems, and watching the...

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