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Gardening with Micki: Sunflowers carefree, easy to grow | Lifestyles

I’m tired of the gray wood picket fence that frames the west side of the back lawn. So, I’ve decided to plant sunflowers to perk up this area of the garden. Why sunflowers? They are easy to grow, and ever so dependable season after season. I’ve always been partial to sunflowers because golden yellow is …

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Gardening with Micki: Sunflowers carefree, easy to grow | Lifestyles

I’m tired of the gray wood picket fence that frames the west side of the back lawn. So, I’ve decided to plant sunflowers to perk up this area of the garden. Why sunflowers? They are easy to grow, and ever so dependable season after season. I’ve always been partial to sunflowers because golden yellow is …

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On Gardening: A confession about perennial sweet potatoes | Nation

My bride, Jan, said, “Those ornamental sweet potatoes you planted this year look better than they did last year.” She was referring to a big display of Sweet Caroline Medusa Green that was draping over a rock wall. Sheepishly, I bowed my head and sort of muttered that I didn’t plant any sweet potatoes this …

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The fantastical chemistry transpiring within colorful autumn leaves

CINDY MURRAY Special to the Daily Sun Ahh…autumn! How I relish the season! How I revel in its gentle breezes and azure skies plush with cottony clouds! And above all, how I eagerly await northern Arizona’s showcase of fall color! For me, the harbinger of autumn is my own Virginia creeper’s leafy display of vibrant …

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