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Fall is the time to cash in: Gardening doesn’t just have to stop now, though

As summer turns to fall, the garden may seem to fade into the background. But there’s still plenty of action going on underground, so this is no time to rest. For starters, your plants still need water. Although their thirst will wane as temperatures cool, perennials, trees and shrubs in ...

Save vegetable seeds for next year

Many of the vegetables we grow in our gardens produce seeds, which, if harvested and stored correctly, have the potential to grace us with free plants. And late summer is the perfect time to start collecting them. A few notes: Make sure the plants from which you’re collecting seeds are ...

Lawn says: How dry I am: Dry, stressful times can be alleviated

Much of the country has experienced drought and extreme heat this summer, and turfgrass lawns are feeling the pain. There are steps we can take, however, to mitigate the damage while still trying to conserve precious water resources. ----------------- KNOW YOUR LAWN There are two ...

New baby hippo at Cincinnati Zoo now named Fritz

The Cincinnati Zoo has named its newest baby hippopotamus, Fritz, after an online vote by tens of thousands of his adoring fans. After over 90,000 name suggestions came in from every state in the U.S. and over 60 countries, zoo employees narrowed it down to Fritz or Ferguson — and Fritz won ...