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Drought Tolerant Plants The Benefits of Low Water Garden Plants to Environment

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To conserve water, some gardeners are turning to drought tolerant plants or low water garden plants. There are many environmental benefits to this approach to gardening that combines water conservation with beautiful landscaping. Let’s take a look at what is meant by low water plants, what kinds of plants there are in this category, and …

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Native Plants Why We Should Garden With Them

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Native plants, why we should garden with them, and when we think of the typical garden, it often conjures up images of perfectly groomed and trimmed plants and flowers amid a clean bed of mulch. Many gardeners choose their plants based on what “look” they want to achieve, or other desired benefits. However, that approach …

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Columbus Day: Holiday or Bad Reminder

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Columbus Day is Monday, October 11th 2010, and what the heck is it? For most of us it means that the Post Office is closed and no mail, some banks and businesses are closed, and school is off for some students. Most of the benefits of the holiday are a long weekend, sales, parades and …

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Helpful Green Eco-Friendly Lawn and Yard Tips

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Helpful Green Eco-Friendly Lawn and Yard Tips, the green American lawn, with its well-groomed, square patch of grass, can come at an environmental price. Because a lawn that is nothing but grass (all clipped to a uniform length) is a rather unnatural thing, achieving it often means the use of gas-powered machines, pesticides, and weed …

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Green Infrastructure – What is Green Infrastructure?

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Green infrastructure – What is green infrastructure you ask? It is the interconnected network of open spaces and natural areas, such as greenways, wetlands, parks, forest preserves and native plant vegetation, that manages stormwater, reduces flooding risk and improves water quality naturally. This infrastructure usually costs less to install and maintain when compared to traditional …

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Trail of Tears – A Native American Documentary Collection

Trail of Tears – A Native American Documentary Collection Native Americans have experienced a history full of oppression and racism. Since the period when Native tribes were found on this continent at the time of its “discovery,” the British and American governments disregarded Native Americans as the owners of the territory they occupied and used …

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