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Pruning a Burning Bush?
I have several burning bushes and I prune them whenever I think of it, Any time I have my pruners in my hands maybe pruning something else. They have always done fine. I dont think you could kill them if you tried.


Adding Color to a Wall of Windows?
Have you thought about adding a bright flora print valance? I did this in my sunroom because I too did not want curtains and I wanted the open space of the window.


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Eliminating Cat Pee Odor from a Potted Plant?
Virginia, I had this same problem years ago and the only way I was finally able to get rid of the smell was to replace all the soil. To do this I lifted the plant out and shuck off most of the soil from the roots. Repotted the plant with new potting soil. I...


What is This Plant?
What is left of it is called Chocolate Soldier. I have forgotten the botanical name. You can probably google Chocolate Soldier plant and find more info.



Unusual Flower
What you have is a lantana.


cat laying on back

Fred (Cat)
About two years ago I adopted a cat that looked like Fred. We had 5 others and he decided he wanted more attention, ( I guess) He showed up at a neighbors house and not knowing where he came from she kept him. I worried about him, wondering if he was ok when...


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Crape Myrtles Not Getting Enough Sun?
You will need to trim the trees that are shading the myrtles or move the Crape Myrtles. Very few sun loving plants will bloom in the shade. Sorry, I wish I had better news


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Using Grape Compost for Gardening?
Jennifer all you would need to do is mix this compost with your present soil. Loosen the soil down to about 6 inches, put on a three inches or more of compost, mix this together and plant. You hole for planting shrubs and trees should be twice the width of...


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Keeping Cats From Eating Houseplants?
Your cat is eating the plant because its diet is lacking in something. You can buy a starter kit to grow grass for cats to eat. Your cat is apparently a strickly inside cat. Cats that have the pleasure of going out side will satisfiy this need by eating grass...


What is This Plant?
Your plant looks like a Pulmonaria. I have several in my shade garden.


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Packing Peanuts for Dog Mattress
I did this too and it worked fine until I washed it and found I had used the cornstarch peanuts.


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Weed Grass From Garden And Plant In Lawn
There are certain grasses that you would not want to plant in your lawn. If it has come up as a weed in your garden, it probably should be treated as a weed.


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Paint Color Advise With Brick Wall?
Whatever color you pick, I would keep it a lighter shade. I have my computer room painted a light coral and I love it. I also added a four inch flora border with colors of coral, yellow, blue, a little of purple and lots of different shades of green, again...


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Ant Hills on a Paver Walkway?
I have found a great product for ants. I fight the little tiny black ones every year. They would show up in our kitchen and both bathrooms. I found a product called Andro. I bought mine at Lowes. I just sprinkles a few of the grandules around the outside of...


Make Your Concrete Patio Look Like Brick

Make Your Concrete Patio Look Like Brick
Good for you! I did the same thing about 8 years ago. I painted it gray first and it seemed too bright with no roof over it. I too also used the masking tape to mark off the bricks. As you said, this is the hardest part of the job. But, I used the brick red...



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