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We dealt with torrential downpours, hour + hikes through forest to reach banding sites before dawn, food that started rotting before we could eat it, leaf cutter ants attacking tents and rain gear, cl...

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Pruning Crape Myrtles | Fine gardening

Pruning Crape Myrtles | Fine gardening

Here are the downsides to pruning crape myrtle back to an ugly 3- to 4-foot nub every year. WEAK BRANCHES Severe pruning encourages rapid growth (photo, right) with large flower heads. UNREMAR...

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Step Aside, Old Chili Powder: How to Prepare Whole Dried Chilies for the Best Powder and Purée | Serious Eats

Step Aside, Old Chili Powder: How to Prepare Whole Dried Chilies for the Best Powder and Purée | Serious Eats

The Best Chili Ever); Pork and Three-Bean Chili; or even a Vegan Bean Chili, the best thing you can do to your chili game is to leave those jars of pre-ground chili powder on the shelf. (Wear gloves i...

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Plants and Flowers, plants species: June 2012

Plants and Flowers, plants species: June 2012

This is a challenging site to grow plants. Water quickly drips rather than dipping in often leads to erosion. A steep slope may need to be modified by the terraces or the creation of a retaining w...

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Annual Shearing of the Heather signals Spring in Fort Tryon Park Annual heather shears signals Spring in Fort Tryon Park - Manhattan Times News

Annual Shearing of the Heather signals Spring in Fort Tryon Park Annual heather shears signals Spring in Fort Tryon Park - Manhattan Times News

The picturesque three-acre spot, tucked just inside the entrance and appropriately called The Heather Garden, is perched high above the Hudson River and boasts the largest collection of heaths and hea...

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