gardening

Fall Cleanup Reduces Pest Problems in the Garden

Melinda's Blog is brought to you by American Transmission Company . Improve next year’s garden harvest with a bit of fall cleanup. Since many vegetable insects spend the winter in dead plant debris, a thorough fall cleaning helps reduce future infestations. The cabbage worms that ate holes in your...
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Love Apples for Valentine’s Day

Melinda's Blog is brought to you by American Transmission Company . Change things up this Valentine’s Day and consider a meal that includes the love apple. No I’m not talking about a Macintosh or red delicious but rather a beefsteak, Brandywine or other tasty tomato. This popular vegetable is...
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2016 Urban Tree of the Year Zelkova Musashino

Melinda's Blog is brought to you by American Transmission Company . Looking for a tree to fill a narrow space in the landscape or provide needed screening? Consider the 2016 Urban Tree of the Year, Musashino zelkova. For the past 20 years the Society of Municipal Arborists has selected an urban...
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The Garden Mix with Melinda Myers

Melinda's Blog is brought to you by American Transmission Company . Add color and drama to your garden beds spring through fall with alliums also known as flowering onions. 2016 has been declared Year of the Allium by the National Garden Bureau. This bold yet versatile plant can be used in formal,...
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The Garden Mix

Melinda's Blog is brought to you by American Transmission Company . Expand Your Plant Collection with Cane Cuttings Improve your plants’ appearance and expand your houseplant collection by starting new plants from cane cuttings. Dieffenbachias, dracaenas and Chinese evergreens often lose their...
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The Garden Mix

2016 All-America Selections Winner: Strawberry Delizz Melinda's Blog is brought to you by American Transmission Company . Whether gardening on a balcony or large suburban lot, you can enjoy the sweet flavor of homegrown Delizz strawberries. Delizz was the first ever strawberry to be selected as an...
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The Garden Mix

Melinda's Blog is brought to you by American Transmission Company . Add some unique beauty to your indoor garden with the chenille plant ( Acalypha hispida ) also known as the red hot cat’s tail. One look at the fuzzy flowers is sure to remind you of a chenille bedspread or robe. These long red...
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