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: Don't break off dry leaves on household plants. Cut them off : near the stem.
: When unwanted oaks or other trees appear and you don't : have the strength to dig them up, cut or saw off the tree : close to the ground. Place a gallon size can over the root : and drive it down to kill the growth. To insure no light getting : in, cover the top of the can. Leave in place for several months, : or until all growth has ended.
: A teaspoon of sugar to soapy lather will remove gardening : stains from your hands.
: Before you take a trip, place your house plants (only pots : with drainage) on bricks in the bathtub filled with water.
: Enough water will be absorbed by the bricks to keep the : plants healthy.
: To save precious topsoil and prevent erosion of lawn and : garden from rain spouts, place a large flat stone under the : spout to spread the rain water over a larger area.
: Keep gardening tools handy by sticking t hem into loops of : leather tacked to the side of your wheelbarrow.
: Garlic buds planted near rosebushes will help the bushes : develop resistance to black spot and mildew.
: One tablespoon of water to one gallon of water when you're : watering azaleas, hydrangeas, gardenias and other acid-loving : plants will correct any yellowing of the plants.
: A little sugar in the water will keep chrysanthemums fresh : longer.
: Arrangements of tulips stay perkier when copper pennies are : tossed into the water.
: Add coffee grounds to the soil when you plant geraniums to : increase growth and bloom.
: Anemic ferns perk up if you water them with weak tea once a : week.
Submitted By DIANE LAZARUS On 12-05-94
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