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How to Get Rid of English Ivy in the Landscape

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English ivy, or Hedera helix, is a quick-spreading vine that can invade large areas, often smothering trees and other groundcovers, consuming all the nutrients and blocking sunlight. Tips for removing it including wearing proper clothes to protect your skin and what not to do with ivy growing overhead.

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What Happens When Veggies Are in the Spotlight

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The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden has created a three-and-a-half-acre garden where veggies are in the spotlight. Eight years in planning and creation, A Tasteful Place opened in October 2017. Complete with a lagoon and a view of the downtown Dallas skyline, the edibles garden welcomes visitors into delightful displays of fruit, vegetables, herbs and flowers. A Tasteful Place’s mission is to expose guests to the ideas and practices of growing and eating sustainable, fresh, locally grown food.

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Mythbusting: Do You Really Need Grow Lights?

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A gardening friend asked: Do I really need grow lights to start seeds indoors or is the sunlight from a western-facing window enough? He was on a budget and wondered if the cost of an indoor system was worth the investment. Depending on what you hope to achieve, you’ve got some options.

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The 2 Keys to Growing Marginally Hardy Plants

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Let’s define what marginally hardy means when talking about a plant. When growers have had some record of success with the plant in your USDA Zone, but it’s more reliably hardy one zone warmer then the plant will be described as marginally hardy. The great challenge to growing these plants successfully is getting them through the winter. Here are some tips to help you.

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