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Gardening

The versatile pumpkin

Master Gardener Anna Haller writes about the versatile pumpkin. (October 11, 2013, Page 2B)

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    Community garden good for members, others

    Guest columnist Stephen Threlkeld writes to point out the benefits of the Oxford Community Garden, including getting good food, sharing time with new friends, attending helpful workshops and donating produce to local causes. (February 13, 2013, Page 4)

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      Choosing the best specimen plant

      Master Gardener Barbara Sherrod White helps us to choose the best specimen plant for our gardens and in her opinion, that plant is the Japanese red maple. (June 1, 2012, Page 2B)

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        Companion gardening can thwart pests

        Master Gardener Barbara Sherrod White tells us how planting certain plants near each other can foster growth, repel bad insects and attract good insects in today’s Gardening column in today’s Oxford Living. (May 4, 2012, Page 3B)

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          Multi-purpose building deserves close look

          What do counties surrounding Lafayette have that we don’t? How about a multi-purpose building or center? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at a proposal that Earl Babb is taking to the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors next week that makes the possibility of such a facility look like a win-win situation for the L-O-U community. (February 17, 2012, Page 4A)

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            Memorable marguerites

            Master Gardener Anna Haller talks about her new-found love of marguerites.

             (October 7, 2011, Page 3B)

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              Why aren’t my tomatoes doing well?

              Master Gardener Barry Whitehouse gives us tips on getting the healthiest — and yummiest — tomatoes off our vines.

               (July 1, 2011, Page 8B)

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                Taking a look at shade-loving plants

                Heuchera is a favorite shade plant.

                Master Gardener Donna Long and fellow Master Gardener Kathryn Clark share with readers their favorite shade-loving plants.

                 (May 13, 2011, Page 2B)

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                  It’s April – and time to get the mower running

                  Did you hear all those small engines sputtering and running last weekend? It’s the sign that most of us are getting our mowers, trimmers and weed-whackers out storage and ready for use. Editor Don Whitten shares his opening-weekend experiences in the yard and plans for the upcoming grass-growing season. (April 7, 2011, Page 4)

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                    Getting your garden ready for the warm weather

                    Gardener Dicki King tells us that January is time to focus on getting ready for spring and we should take time to plan for the next few weeks. There is really much to be done.  The first of February is a good time to select new bushes and trees for planting. (January 28, 2011, Page 2B)

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