The Garden Mix

Non-toxic Management of Pests on Indoor Plants

Melinda's Blog is brought to you by American Transmission Company . The low light and indoor conditions can be rough on our houseplants, but create a great environment for aphids, mites, white flies and scale insects. Start with a shower of clear water. Wrap the pot, soil and all, in a garbage bag...
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Are you Overwatering or Underwatering your Indoor Plants

Melinda's Blog is brought to you by American Transmission Company . Too much or not enough water? This is a common dilemma for indoor gardeners. The challenge in diagnosing the cause is the symptoms look very similar. Wilting can be due to the soil staying wet or dry for too long. The same is true...
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Walk Off Holiday Calories & Excess Energy

Melinda's Blog is brought to you by American Transmission Company . Holidays are filled with lots of food, presents and activities. And quite often we overindulge. Get the whole family outside and busy enjoying the beauty of the season. Bingo hiking is a fun way to help everyone enjoy the outdoors...
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DIY Plant Markers

Melinda's Blog is brought to you by American Transmission Company . Create plant markers from castaways and items found in nature. All you need is a bit of time, creativity and paint. Place a cork horizontally onto the tines of an old fork. Add the plant name to the cork with a permanent marker...
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Must-Have Garden Tools Make Great Gifts

Melinda's Blog is brought to you by American Transmission Company . Whether new or experienced, every gardener appreciates the gift of good garden tools. A small pocket or folding pruning knife is a versatile tool. Seasoned gardeners and farmers use this for everything from cutting twine, digging...
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Melinda's Garden Moment

Melinda's Garden Moment is brought to you by American Transmission Company . Melinda's Garden Moment Audio Tips: Features recently aired and archived Melinda’s Garden Moment audio, web tips and photos. Melinda's Garden Moment Videos: Features Melinda’s Garden Moment videos. Gardening expert, TV/...
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Reviving a Failing Poinsettia

Melinda's Blog is brought to you by American Transmission Company . Don’t compost that failing poinsettia that appears to be near death. Try reviving and repurposing it for the remainder of the holidays. Start by pouring off any excess water that has collected in the bottom of the foil or...
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Prevent Flopping Stems on Paper White Daffodils

Melinda's Blog is brought to you by American Transmission Company . The fragrance and beauty of paper white daffodils are a welcome addition to the indoor winter décor. But flopping stems can detract from this beauty’s floral display. You can tame this plant’s growth with a sip of alcohol. Cornell...
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Share the Gift of Gardening

Melinda's Blog is brought to you by American Transmission Company . As gardeners, we know how digging in the soil improves our mood, reduces stress and makes us smile. Share this joy by giving a gift of gardening this holiday season. Help a new vegetable gardener with a collection of easy to grow...
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Fraser Fir, The Number One Selling Christmas Tree

Melinda's Blog is brought to you by American Transmission Company . Each year more than 25 million real Christmas trees are sold in the United States. Every buyer seems to have their favorite, but overall the Fraser fir is the best-selling evergreen for the Christmas season. This holiday favorite...
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