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Moles can wreak havoc on an otherwise gorgeous lawn. Here's our favorite tried and true recipe for getting rid of those pesky hole digging beasts!

Sweeten your tomatoes by sprinkling baking soda on the soil around your tomato plants.

Save your large egg shells next time you bake, wash them out (or not!) and plant them with seeds. Once the plants are large enough, just transfer the whole egg into the ground. The shell is actually a great fertilizer and the roots will be able to break right through.

Lantana is so easy to grow. It attracts butterflies, loves sun and can tolerate drought. Good watering results in a showy and large plant. Freezes to the ground in winter but returns year after year.

What to Prune When...take the mystery out of when to prune...a quick-and-easy guide.

Keep slugs off your hostas by putting coffee grounds around them.

I WISH I KNEW THIS BEFORE! "When my sister was married, I took the half-dead roses from her bouquet. At home, I rooted them by cutting off the heads, making a clean cut on the bottoms, dipping the fresh-cut bottoms in rooting hormone, and putting them in a pot that was half Perlite and half soil. I kept these moist until rooted & planted them in a shaded location in my garden. This year, on her anniversary, she received a gift that can't be replaced: 12 rose bushes from her wedding bouquet."

How to revitalize dirty and rusty pruning shears.

ROSE SPRAY-helps prevent diseases such as rust, blackspot, and powdery mildew. Mix together: •1-tablespoon baking soda •1-teaspoon mild dishwashing detergent •1-tablespoon vegetable oil •1 dissolved aspirin Add: •1-gallon water Mix together and pour into a spray bottles. Spray roses every 1-2 weeks.

When to prune everything....a good guide to keep handy.


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