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Ann Lenox Barlow

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Checking off fall garden chores

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Even though we have been enjoying some beautiful weather over the past few weeks, we know that colder weather is just around the corner.

Plants and believing everything you read

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Every year, professional and hobby plant breeders are working on developing new varieties of plants for our gardens.

Humidifiers help humans, houseplants

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I will admit that I am one of those people who always try to postpone turning on the heat.

Think twice about clear-cutting

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Now the nights are crisp and frosty, it is hard to resist the temptation to go out into the perennial garden and clear-cut all of this year’s growth down to the ground.

Start thinking about spring bulbs

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Now, that it is October, it is time to plan ahead for the spring.

How autumn leaves can be useful

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For many reasons, I look forward to fall each year. Fall weather is ideal with the sunny days and cool nights. Then, there are the leaves — the beautiful, colorful, useful leaves. Yes, that is correct. Leaves are useful.

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How to handle the baldfaced hornets

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Sometimes procrastination pays off. At least it did for me this week.

The scourge known as late blight

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Anyone who grew tomatoes and potatoes in 2009 remembers how devastating late blight can be to your garden.

Planting fall butterfly flowers

If I were to ask you what a butterfly garden looked like, what would you visualize?

Try considering roses for your garden!

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No other flowering shrub brings about as much emotion, especially romantic emotion, as the rose. In fact, 10 years ago, my husband and I were married at the renowned rose garden in Thornden Park in Syracuse.

Insects are an important to your gardens

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When most people think of insects, bad ones come to mind. Fortunately, the vast majority of insects in the world are not pests and because every pest has a predator, many insects are beneficial.