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Tulips
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Add Variety to Your Landscape with Tulips

They say no two snowflakes are alike and you could nearly say the same thing about tulips.  Few flowers come in a bigger variety of shapes, sizes and colors. The Master Gardeners at Cornell Cooperative Extension have some tips on growing them.

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Hyacinth
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Fall Gardening Work Pays Off as Hyacinth’s Bloom

One of spring's early beauties are beginning to show their colors.  Hyacinth's are usually planted in the fall and not only bring early colors, but great fragrances outdoors and indoors.  The Master Gardeners at Cornell Cooperative Extension say they make a great gift this time of the year..

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Hens and Chickens A Plant That Will Grow in Any Soil

A portion of our front lawn was once the road, so even getting weeds to grow is challenging.  If you have a similar situation in your lawn or garden, the Master Gardeners at Cornell Cooperative Extension say you should meet Hens and Chicken.  Not the animal, the plant.

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Easter Cactus
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Easter Cactus A Plant Even Polly Can’t Kill

When you think Easter and flowers; lilies, daffodils, tulips and even daisies come to mind. However the Master Gardeners at Cornell Cooperative Extension think you shouldn't overlook the Easter Cactus.  A hearty plant even Polly would have trouble killing.

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New York Culinary Experience 2014 Presented By New York Magazine And The International Culinary Center - Day 1
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The Super Herb Thyme Here’s How to Grow It

The Master Gardeners at Cornell Cooperative Extension hit for the cycle with the 4th in a series of growing your own herbs.  This we get schooled on Thyme, what could be called the Super Herb. 

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Tips on Growing Sage

When the Master Gardeners at Cornell Cooperative Extension are done we'll have a kitchen full of fresh herbs.  Their series on growing your own herbs continues with Sage. 

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Here’s How to Grow Your Own Rosemary

The Master Gardeners at Cornell Cooperative Extension continue their series on growing your own herbs.  This week it's rosemary; a versatile, aromatic plant that has benefits to add for every room in the house.    

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Backyard Garden
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Attract Birds and Butterflies to Your Yard – Grow Parsley

Just to take your mind of the record setting Winter Storm Stella, let's think birds and butterflies.  The Master Gardeners at Cornell Cooperative Extension say growing parsley will do that and provide you a delicious herb too.  

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Time to Check on the Bulbs You Stored in the Fall

Not many are complaining about forecast temperatures near 60 for the next 48 hours. The Master Gardeners at Cornell Cooperative Extension aren't complaining either, but they do suggest you check on tubers you stored at the end of last season.

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Seed Catalogs, Its Like Getting Text Books Delivered to Your Home

The Master Gardeners at Cornell Cooperative Extension are always offering free gardening advice through classes and hotlines.  Their latest advice is ordering seed and nursery catalogs, it's like getting free educational text books. 

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Darkeyed Junco
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Take Part in The Great Backyard Bird Count

If you think birds are as important as flowers and shrubs to your backyard this is right up your alley.  The Master Gardeners at Cornell Cooperative Extension are helping organize The Great Backyard Bird Count and want your help.

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African Violets
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African Violets – A Lesser Flower, I Think Not

While the African Violet may not be the first flower that pops into your head when thinking holidays, few flowers have an association with as many holidays and traditions. They are a little finicky to grow, but with tips from the Master Gardeners at Cornell Cooperative Extension you can bring on the purple..

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