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Framed for Murder: Not the Pests You Might suspect

Framed for Murder: Not the Pests You Might suspect

Dear Friend,I am writing to you today to ask your assistance in righting an egregious wrong, which has been foisted on an innocent population for decades — nay, centuries. It's time to set the record straight.

How To Care For Your Fiddle Leaf Fig

How To Care For Your Fiddle Leaf Fig

Fiddle leaf figs are the darlings of the design world and for good reason! Their large, architectural leaves make a dramatic statement, offering a modern accent to homes and offices. While the ­fig may have the reputation of being a bit of a prima donna, if you follow some basic guidelines, you and your fi­g can have a long and productive relationship.

Yikes! What’s Eating My Plants?

Yikes! What’s Eating My Plants?

While heading outside to do a little weeding on a recent sunny day I decide to check out my currant bushes. Two years ago I planted one bush each of red, white and black currants and I expect this year I’ll have a nice big crop. What the heck!?! The leaves had been chewed on and in some cases only the leaf stem and veins were left!

6 Essential Steps for a Successful Vegetable Garden

6 Essential Steps for a Successful Vegetable Garden

It’s officially mid-April and you haven’t started your vegetable garden yet. Don’t panic! There’s still plenty of time, whether you are starting from scratch or a veteran urban farmer, here are 6 essential steps to help you create a successful veggie garden.