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Favorite Plants:

Early Sunrise Coreopsis


This bright plant loves full sun and is fairly heat tolerant. It also offers brilliant long-lasting color.

It grows up to 24 inches (60 cm) tall, and up to 26 inches (65 cm) wide.

Hardy to USDA Zone 5, which means it can take an average annual temperature no lower than minus 20° to minus 10° Faranheight.

So if your area drops below minus 20° at any time of the year, you may want to treat this plant more as an annual.

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Each monthly list of gardening tips and "to dos" are appropriate for that time of year including what to plan, plant, prune, maintain, plus weed and pest control and fun projects.

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You may need to adjust the activities listed to match your zone, but they provide a solid starting point. Each list is loosely planned around USDA Zone 8. Find your zone: Climate Zones Map

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Keep Some Birds Away

When you have worked very hard to grow your grapes, fruits and vegetables, it's hard to not be bothered when birds come in and take the best of everything!

A few tricks that work well are: netting over grapes, mylar strips tied to branches of your fruit trees, even blow up owls work.

If you use a blow up owl, or scarecrow, keep in mind to move them every few days so they appear to "move." Othewise the birds get wise fast and they are no good.

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