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Perennial Gardening News
From GardenGuides

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In This Issue

- Hyacinths the Old Fashioned Way
- Propagating Caning Shrubs
- Fighting the Bambi Wars
- From Our Forum
- This Week at Wiser-Women=2Ecom

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Hyacinths the Old Fashioned Way

I love haunting antique shops and auctions to find containers=20
and cache pots for my plants=2E You can find all kinds of=20
interesting things that you just don't see anywhere else=2E=20

One of the things I found that most intrigued me was a glass=20
vessel with an interesting shaped neck, sort of like a modified=20
hourglass with an open top=2E The antiques dealer told me it was=20
called a hyacinth glass=2E=20
<a href=3D" http://www=2Egardenguides=2Ecom/articles/hyacinths=2Ehtm "> ht=
tp://www=2Egardenguides=2Ecom/articles/hyacinths=2Ehtm </a>

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Propagating Caning Shrubs

It's easy to propagate caning plants such as Forsythia, Buddleja=20
alternifolia, Deutzia, and Philadelphus over the winter month! =20
Here's How:

- First, fill a large pot with good potting soil=2E  This will be
a home for your new plant=2E

- Make a small wound in a stem at the point where it is about=20
the thickness of a pencil, and fasten the wounded section of=20
stem into your pot=2E Bury with an inch or two of soil=2E

- Your new plant will grow from the wound in the stem=2E  Don't=20
detach the stem from the main plant until spring when the pot=20
has filled with roots=2E

Remember that caning shrubs should be pruned as soon as they=20
finish blooming=2E  If you prune now, you will be removing the=20
flowering shoots the shrub has worked all summer to produce,=20
and you'll have a poor showing in the spring=2E =20

You can, however, remove individual branches that are taking=20
off in awkward directions, and you can thin out some of the older
branches=2E =20

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Buy Seeds in Bulk and Save

Did you know we have a growing inventory of seeds available in
2-oz, 4-oz and 1-lb packages at tremendous savings over the=20
regular packet price=3F  These flowers are great for mass plantings,
large gardens, and wildflower meadows=2E  Check the flower seed
department for a complete list of bulk seeds -
<a href=3D" http://www=2Egardenguides=2Ecom/seedcatalog/flowers/flowers=2E=
htm "> http://www=2Egardenguides=2Ecom/seedcatalog/flowers/flowers=2Ehtm <=


Rose Mallow
The large, stately, hibiscus-like flowers of the rose mallow=20
(also called tree mallow) bloom in shades of pink and white=20
from June to September=2E

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ulk=2Ehtm "> http://www=2Egardenguides=2Ecom/seedcatalog/flowers/lavatera-=
bulk=2Ehtm </a>

Scarlet Flax
Here's a wonderful wildflower that will grow in any part of the=20
country=2E It does well in dry or moist areas, in full sun or=20
part shade=2E=20

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x-bulk=2Ehtm "> http://www=2Egardenguides=2Ecom/seedcatalog/flowers/scarle=
tflax-bulk=2Ehtm </a>

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Fighting the Bambi Wars=0D
I've been fighting the Bambi Wars on my five acre plot in=20
Colorado for twelve years, some years with more success than=20

Deer are a fact of life for gardeners in much of the country=2E=20
Unless you install a deer-resistant fence-that's eight feet=20
high, extend the wire below the soil, and electrify the top-
you're going to experience some deer damage to your plantings=2E=20
In years with severe winters, damage is extensive=2E In milder=20
years, the herd of 12 does and fawns which migrates through my=20
yard are much more selective in their tastes=2E=20=0D
Imagine how your garden looks to hungry deer=2E After a winter=20
spent browsing on twigs, deer think your lush green plants and=20
bushes are a gourmet smorgasbord=2E Your tulip buds and hybrid=20
tea roses are dessert=2E My tulips were planted for eight years=20
before they actually bloomed one year and I found out what=20
color they were=2E (Yellow=2E I thought I had planted red=2E)=0D
<a href=3D" http://www=2Egardenguides=2Ecom/articles/bambi=2Ehtm "> http:/=
/www=2Egardenguides=2Ecom/articles/bambi=2Ehtm </a>

Every time we mention deer in this newsletter I get a flood of=20
email from readers who want a list of deer resistant plants=2E =20
This time I'm way ahead of you!  You can get your list here:

Notice that it's in PDF format=2E  That means you'll have to=20
have acrobat reader to read the document=2E  If you don't have
it I frankly don't know how you're getting by without it, but=20
the good news is that you can download it absolutely free here:

Also, please be aware that planting a deer resistant garden
isn't foolproof=2E  A starving deer will eat almost anything,=20
and there is also the matter of taste=2E  Just as some humans
will eat Brussels sprouts even though they are not starving,
you'll find that some deer will seem to enjoy things they=20
really shouldn't like=2E =20

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and sprays a thin coat of cooking oil - without chemicals,=20
propellants or the funky taste of cooking sprays=2E
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could somebody tell me a little more about insectacidal soap=20
for houseplants, how often it can be used and so on=2E
<a href=3D" http://www=2Egardenguides=2Ecom/forum/showthread=2Ephp=3Fthrea=
did=3D7567 "> http://www=2Egardenguides=2Ecom/forum/showthread=2Ephp=3Fthr=
eadid=3D7567 </a>

I seem to have a yummy flower garden! The earwigs are dining on=20
everything=2E Anyone have a clue how to keep these things a way=3F
Has to be pet friendly=2E=20
<a href=3D" http://www=2Egardenguides=2Ecom/forum/showthread=2Ephp=3Fthrea=
did=3D7316 "> http://www=2Egardenguides=2Ecom/forum/showthread=2Ephp=3Fthr=
eadid=3D7316 </a>


Fall Decorating Ideas
<a href=3D" http://www=2Echamomiletimes=2Ecom/forum/showthread=2Ephp=3Fs=3D=
&threadid=3D852 "> http://www=2Echamomiletimes=2Ecom/forum/showthread=2Eph=
p=3Fs=3D&threadid=3D852 </a>

Autumn Soul Snacks
<a href=3D" http://www=2Echamomiletimes=2Ecom/forum/showthread=2Ephp=3Fs=3D=
&threadid=3D851 "> http://www=2Echamomiletimes=2Ecom/forum/showthread=2Eph=
p=3Fs=3D&threadid=3D851 </a>

Shrunken Heads
<a href=3D" http://www=2Echamomiletimes=2Ecom/forum/showthread=2Ephp=3Fs=3D=
&threadid=3D835 "> http://www=2Echamomiletimes=2Ecom/forum/showthread=2Eph=
p=3Fs=3D&threadid=3D835 </a>

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&threadid=3D833 "> http://www=2Echamomiletimes=2Ecom/forum/showthread=2Eph=
p=3Fs=3D&threadid=3D833 </a>

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New on the bookshelf

The Harmonious Garden
Are you stumped when it comes to selecting plants for a=20
grouping=3F  This unique and practical guide demystifies=20
color, form, and texture, and it's loaded with full color=20
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 http://www=2Egardenguides=2Ecom/books/harmoniousgarden=2Ehtm </a>

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This Week at Wiser-Women

A Few Good Followers
<a href=3D" http://www=2Ewiser-women=2Ecom/modules=2Ephp=3Fname=3DNews&fil=
e=3Darticle&sid=3D90 "> http://www=2Ewiser-women=2Ecom/modules=2Ephp=3Fnam=
e=3DNews&file=3Darticle&sid=3D90 </a>

Pickle Green or Passionate Puce=3F How to select the right color=20
for your room!
<a href=3D" http://www=2Ewiser-women=2Ecom/modules=2Ephp=3Fname=3DNews&fil=
e=3Darticle&sid=3D91 "> http://www=2Ewiser-women=2Ecom/modules=2Ephp=3Fnam=
e=3DNews&file=3Darticle&sid=3D91 </a>

Mental Imagery for Overcoming Insomnia
<a href=3D" http://www=2Ewiser-women=2Ecom/modules=2Ephp=3Fname=3DNews&fil=
e=3Darticle&sid=3D92 "> http://www=2Ewiser-women=2Ecom/modules=2Ephp=3Fnam=
e=3DNews&file=3Darticle&sid=3D92 </a>

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