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Gardening With Charlie – Growing Citrus Indoors

Gardening With Charlie – Growing Citrus Indoors

  (Family Features) – Kathy Bond-Borie, Guest Columnist – Walk into a greenhouse in winter and your nose will likely pick up a sweet scent, and if you follow your nose you’re likely to come upon a plant with miniature orange or yellow fruit and delicate white flowers – a citrus tree. With edible fruit... 

Gardening With Charlie – Caring for Blooming Gifts

Gardening With Charlie – Caring for Blooming Gifts

  (Family Features) – Kathy Bond-Borie, Guest Columnist - Poinsettias, African violets, cyclamen, azaleas, holiday cacti, and kalanchoe – all are popular holiday gifts to give and receive. But once they are settled in their new homes, how do we keep them healthy and thriving? Here are some tips to keep in mind.... 

Gardening With Charlie – Selecting Tomato Varieties

Gardening With Charlie – Selecting Tomato Varieties

(Family Features) – With store-bought tomatoes nearly devoid of flavor, growing your own is the best way to truly savor the taste of this vegetable that captures the essence of summer. But with thousands of varieties available — from cherished heirloom types to the hottest new hybrids — how do... 

Gardening With Charlie – What’s Eating My Potatoes?

Gardening With Charlie – What’s Eating My Potatoes?

(Family Features) – Kathy Bond-Borie – Potatoes are a fun crop to grow, especially when it comes time to dig for those buried treasures. Unfortunately, there are numerous pests that are also fond of potatoes. Here are the most common and what to do about them. Colorado Potato BeetleIn spite of the name,... 

Gardening With Charlie – Growing Mint

Gardening With Charlie – Growing Mint

(Family Features) - Kathy Bond-Borie, Guest Columnist – The mint family offers a mouthwatering array of different types, such as pineapple mint, chocolate mint, apple mint, orange mint, not to mention spearmint and peppermint. With these refreshing scents and flavors to enhance your cooking, add to beverages,... 

Gardening With Charlie – Growing Better Green Beans

Gardening With Charlie – Growing Better Green Beans

(Family Features) – Kathy Bond-Borie – Green beans are one of the quintessential veggies of summer, and they are hard to beat for the quantity of food they provide per square foot. They are also easy to grow, providing you can keep the bugs and diseases from getting the upper hand. Here are some routines... 

Gardening With Charlie – Fencing Out Critters

Gardening With Charlie – Fencing Out Critters

Gardening With Charlie – Fencing Out Critters (Family Features) - Kathy Bond-Borie, Guest Columnist – Building a fence to keep animals out of your garden is not something to be taken lightly, but it may be the only way to put an end to the feasting of marauding critters. One groundhog can make your broccoli... 

Gardening With Charlie – Are Your Hydrangeas Feeling Blue or in the Pink?

Gardening With Charlie – Are Your Hydrangeas Feeling Blue or in the Pink?

(Family Features) - Kathy Bond-Borie, Guest Columnist – The beautiful flower heads of hydrangeas announce the summer season just like strawberries and lemonade. Every year there are tempting new varieties of this well-loved plant to welcome to our gardens, and for many gardeners it’s hard to resist... 

Gardening With Charlie – Pruning a Shrub Rose

Gardening With Charlie – Pruning a Shrub Rose

(Family Features) - Kathy Bond-Borie, Guest Columnist – Many a gardener has stood before a favorite rose shrub with pruners in hand, hesitant to make the first cut. Thorns aside, it can be downright intimidating to cozy up to a shrub rose to try to direct its future growth and flowering. Fortunately these... 

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