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What Are the Effects of Soapy Water on Plants?

Soap container image by timur1970 from Fotolia.comAs an ecologically responsible gardener, you want to conserve water and avoid introducing toxins into the environment. Detergents labeled & 34;non-toxic& 34; may be harmless to the environment at large; up close and personal is another story. Get the facts before soaping up your garden.
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How to Care for Irish Moss

Irish moss, also known as Scotch moss or Sabina subulata, is a flowering perennial commonly grown as a ground cover because of its short, dense growth habit. Irish moss blooms during spring and summer, producing small, white flowers. Native to Europe, Irish moss is hardy in planting zones 4 through 10 and thrives in most regions of the U.
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How to Grow Gardenias Indoors in Ohio

Sadly, gardenia augusta plants are cold hardy only in USDA hardiness zones 8 through 10. And it isn’t practical for many gardeners to plant gardenias outside, only to dig them up to bring indoors for the coldest months. Ohio can’t offer ideal gardenia weather much of the time. But that’s no reason for you to deprive yourself.
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Planting and Maintiaining a Thyme Lawn

By David Salman of High Country GardensReplacing an Existing Turf Grass LawnWhen replacing an existing lawn with thyme plants it is extremely important to completely kill the grass. Grass species like Kentucky blue grass or Bermuda grass that spread by runners can re-establish them selves and eventually overgrow the thyme.
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Wildlife in Italy: Marmotta Marmota marmota

Systematic classification and distributionClass: MammalsOrder: RodentsFamily: SciuridaeGender: MarmotaSpecies: marmotaThe Marmot is widespread with the subspecies marmota in the Alpine arc and with the subspecies latirostris in the Carpathians, Tatra Mountains and some mountain groups in Germany.
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Hedges That Grow in the Shade

Blossom and path image by Sheila Button from Fotolia.comWhether planted to create privacy or as an ornamental touch to the garden, hedges add depth and beauty to the landscape. Fortunately, there are a number of evergreen plants that make excellent hedges for locations that are in full or partial shade.
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