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Why Didn't I Think of That
published by The Wimmer Companies, Inc
ISBN 1-882232-15-1

: Don't break off dry leaves on household plants. Cut them off : near the stem.

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: 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.

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: A teaspoon of sugar to soapy lather will remove gardening : stains from your hands.

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: 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.

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: 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.

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: Keep gardening tools handy by sticking t hem into loops of : leather tacked to the side of your wheelbarrow.

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: Garlic buds planted near rosebushes will help the bushes : develop resistance to black spot and mildew.

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: 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.

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: Arrangements of tulips stay perkier when copper pennies are : tossed into the water.

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: Add coffee grounds to the soil when you plant geraniums to : increase growth and bloom.

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: 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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