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New Trees and Shrubs for 2016

'Lemon Lime' is the first heavenly bamboo that emerges with chartreuse leaves in spring. Whether in sunny hedges in the front yard or shaded corners in the backyard, 'Lemon Lime' jazzes up the garden scene with electric foliage that complements other shrubs and perennials. Avoid waterlogged soils for best success. Plant Name: Nandina domestica 'Lemon Lime' Growing Conditions: full sun to part shade Size: 3 feet tall and 4 feet wide Zone: 6-9 Seasons of Interest: spring, summer, and fall…

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from Gardening Know How

Lime Lawn Treatment – When And How To Lime A Yard

Liming Lawn Tips: Tips To Lime Your Lawn Grass - Most types of lawn grass grows best in slightly acidic soil with a pH between 6 and 7. If your soil pH is below 5.5, your lawn won’t grow well. Learn how to properly lime your lawn grass in this article should the need arise.

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Stone edging around trees. **Just had this & the sidewalk edging done, I can't believe how different it makes the house look!**

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from SF Gate

What Vegetables Should Not Be Planted Next Each Other in a Garden?

While cucumbers thrive near bush beans, lettuce and radishes, and choke near potatoes. Beans, beets, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, corn, cucumbers and strawberries make good neighbors -- as long as you plant the onions, garlic, leeks and shallots elsewhere. Peppers do well with carrots, eggplant, onions, parsley and tomatoes, but not with kohlrabi. Keep lettuce away from cabbage and keep onions away from asparagus, beans and peas. Spinach gets along with everyone.

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from HGTV

Growing Fruit Trees in Containers

Growing Fruit Trees in Containers. Master gardener Chris Dawson shares these tips for growing fruit trees in pots.

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from eHow

How to Keep Bugs Away From Tomato Plants

Plant companion plants next to your tomato plants that will naturally deter bugs from residing on or near your beloved fruit. Plant asparagus, basil, beans, bee balm, borage, chives, garlic, mint, marigolds, anise, nasturtium, onion, parsley, peppers or petunias near your tomatoes to ward off unwanted visitors.

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Creeping Seum 'Angelina' What it is: A ground-hugging, spreading perennial groundcover with succulent and almost needle-like foliage of bright gold. Turns orange/red in fall and is evergreen most winters. Gets small yellow flowers in July but mainly grown for bright foliage. * Where to use: Excellent front-of-border edging plant in any hot, sunny area. Also a good choice for lining walkways and driveways and for covering ground between shrubs and evergreens.

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