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Marie Iannotti

Updated Articles and Resources

By Marie Iannotti

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • What Does 'Determinate Tomatoes' Mean? Created: Wednesday, March 09, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Determinate tomato varieties tend to reach a fixed height and ripen all their fruit in a short period of time.
    • How to Grow Scallions Created: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Call them scallions, green onions or bunching onions, they are all easy and quick to grow. Here are some tips for a long season of spring onions.
    • Building a Greenhouse - Choosing a Material to Frame Your Greenhouse Created: Monday, March 26, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Greenhouse framing takes second billing to the material used as siding, but something has to hold up your greenhouse and a good frame can mean the difference between holding up to the wind or conti...
    • Ornamental Grasses for Containers Created: Wednesday, July 06, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Growing ornamental grasses in containers is a great way to feature grasses without the worry of them spreading or taking over the garden. The downside is that when growing grasses in containers, th...
    • What is Direct Seeding or Direct Sowing? Created: Tuesday, January 18, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Direct seeding or direct sowing seeds is one of the easiest ways to plant seeds. Here are some tips for direct seeding plants in your garden.
    • Starting a Vegetable Garden Created: Tuesday, February 17, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Growing vegetables is a unique form of gardening. Most vegetables are annuals, so you’ll be starting from scratch every year. You’ll probably be re-planting throughout the season, too. ...
    • Torenia - Growing the Wishbone Flower, Torenia Created: Thursday, March 04, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Torenia's bright and quirky upturned flowers give rise to many common names, like wishbone and clown flower. Torenia is a profuse blooming annual that starts flowering early in the season and keeps...
    • Feb/Mar 2014 - Winter Color Created: Wednesday, April 02, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Gardeners compete with photos of winter color in the garden.
    • Welcome Hellebores Created: Wednesday, April 02, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Gardeners compete with photos of winter color in the garden. Page 7.
    • Truly Ornamental Grass Created: Wednesday, April 02, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Gardeners compete with photos of winter color in the garden. Page 6.
    • Frosted Sedum Created: Wednesday, April 02, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Gardeners compete with photos of winter color in the garden. Page 2.
    • First Peeps of Spring Created: Wednesday, April 02, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Gardeners compete with photos of winter color in the garden.
    • Sugar Maple Send Off to Winter Created: Wednesday, April 02, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Gardeners compete with photos of winter color in the garden. Page 9.
    • Pansy Perfection Created: Wednesday, April 02, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Gardeners compete with photos of winter color in the garden. Page 8.
    • California Peach Created: Wednesday, April 02, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Gardeners compete with photos of winter color in the garden. Page 5.
    • Flash of Red Created: Wednesday, April 02, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Gardeners compete with photos of winter color in the garden. Page 4.
    • Winter Garden Created: Wednesday, April 02, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Gardeners compete with photos of winter color in the garden. Page 3.
    • Soil pH Created: Thursday, February 24, 2005 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Gardeners are often told that a key to growing great plants is to check the soil's pH. What is meant by soil pH and why should it matter so much in the garden? Here's why...
    • Garden Catalogs - Plants and Seeds Created: Tuesday, November 30, 2004 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Gardening catalogs are a great way to learn about new plants, tools and supplies. Here is a list of favorites and what they have to offer the gardener.
    • USDA Hardiness Zone Maps Created: Wednesday, November 10, 2004 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Used by gardeners to determine what plants will survive in their garden climate, recent changes in zones have improved accuracy.
    • Poisonous Plants: Five Common Plants You Might Not Realize are Poisonous Created: Tuesday, May 20, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      There are many common garden and house plants that can cause poisoning problems, from itching to death. Use caution when gardening around children and pets.
    • The 6 Fastest Growing Vegetables Created: Monday, April 14, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Jump start your vegetable garden with these 6 super fast growing vegetables.
    • Growing Horseradish in the Vegetable Garden Created: Wednesday, December 08, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Horseradish is a perennial vegetable/herb grown for its pungent roots, which are used to spice up a variety of dishes from roast beef to cocktail sauce.
    • Small Garden Design for Front Yards Created: Thursday, March 02, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      It is intimidating to experiment in full view of every passer-by, but the pay off is great. Most people, neighbors included, will be delighted." itemprop="description" Monday, May 05, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Household vinegar and other concentrations of acetic acid are inexpensive, organic weed killers. Here are some tips for getting the best weed control.
    • When Should You Feed Spring Blooming Bulbs? Created: Monday, March 16, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      When you first plant spring blooming bulbs, the only thing they need to do that winter is send down some new roots.
    • Dry Shade Plants Created: Tuesday, February 10, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      The 10 annual plants listed here will all grow in partial shade with minimal supplemental water and give a much needed shot of color to a shady corner.
    • Making Hypertufa Created: Wednesday, June 28, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Hypertufa is easy to make yourself at home. Although it can be messy, it’s also a lot of fun. Here are some basic recipes and some creative suggestions." itemprop="de"$zTP='t3'" --> itemprop=...
    • Growing Rhubarb Created: Thursday, April 26, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      It’s a very ornamental vegetable that is usually prepared and eaten much like a fruit. It's a cool season crop that is grown for its fibrous leaf stalks.
    • Deer Resistant Spring Blooming Bulbs Created: Tuesday, October 18, 2005 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      Deer resistant, spring blooming bulbs are welcome in any garden. It is possible to find spring blooming bulbs, other than daffodils, to plant in your garden that will survive the deer and even rod...
    • Top 10 Tomato Growing Tips Created: Thursday, January 22, 2009 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      How to Grow Tomatoes. Tomato plants know what they like and they grow well when you give it to them. Here are 10 tips for growing terrific tomatoes.
    • Stratificiation - Fooling Seeds into Thinking It's Winter. Created: Wednesday, December 16, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Stratification is a means of simulating the chilling and warming that seeds would endure if left outdoors in their native climate for the winter.

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