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Home & Garden

  • Get use out of fall leaves
    Every autumn, when the leaves flutter down, we're faced with a dilemma. Is this the year when we stop raking and blowing those leaves to the curb to be hauled away?
  • Get use out of fall leaves
    Every autumn, when the leaves flutter down, we’re faced with a dilemma.Is this the year when we stop raking and blowing those leaves to the curb to be hauled away? Is this the year we start our own compost pile?
  • Old timbers, new appeal
      John Hodupp is standing next to a huge pile of 20-foot long timbers. If he were a jeweler, they would be blue diamonds. If he sold mushrooms, they would be his truffles.
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Pruning roses

Roses that have flowered should be pruned to promote reblooming and general health. Use hand pruners to remove flower clusters back to just above a lower leaf, and take out suckers and wayward stems. Any leaves showing signs of blackspot also should be removed. Wear thorn-proof gloves and a long-sleeved shirt.

– Adrian Higgins, Washington Post

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