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June Garden Tips

June Garden Tips

June is a great season for gardeners, and though much of the early season planting is already finished by June 1, there is much more care a garden needs throughout the month to have the best results for top produce, pungent herbs, and the most beautiful blooms. In the garden, June is the time to… Deadhead Blooms Trim off spent blooms from annual flowers to encourage additional blooming and extend their growing season. Trim Bulbs Once spring blooms have finished flowering and the foliage is completely brown, trim the foliage to make room for summer flowers and to keep beds...

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Meyer Lemon Trees Buying & Growing Guide

Meyer Lemon Trees Buying & Growing Guide

Gardeners and foodies alike love the Meyer lemon tree for its fruit that combines the tart taste of lemons and the sweetness of mandarin oranges. The popular Citrus x meyeri bears delicious sweet-tart hybrid fruits just two years after transplanting. Brought from China to the U.S. in 1908, Meyer lemon trees were initially harder to grow and susceptible to disease. To the delight of growers everywhere,  the modern version self-pollinates, is insect-resistant, and can even be grown indoors. Here are some Meyer lemon trees highlights: Produces sweet-tart fruits all year, especially in fall and winter. Can live up to 50 years with proper feeding...

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Organic Meyer Lemon Trees - Buying & Growing Guide

Organic Meyer Lemon Trees - Buying & Growing Guide

The beloved Meyer Lemon (Citrus × meyeri) is highly prized for its sweet fruit that is said to be a combination of lemon and mandarin orange. The beauty of the dark green foliage, fruit, and fragrant flowers make it ideal as a container plant or planted in the ground. It requires little care. Here are a few more facts about the Meyer Lemon: The tree will fruit within a few years. Beautiful white, highly fragrant flowers intermittently bloom. It’s disease resistant. To learn more, please visit: https://www.trees.com/meyer-lemon-trees-organic#fun-facts

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How Does Heat Stress Typically Impact Your Horse?

How Does Heat Stress Typically Impact Your Horse?

Heat stress can be dangerous for any animal. In horses, heat stress can lead to more severe reactions such as colic or heat stroke, which can be fatal. By recognizing heat stress and its impact, horse owners can more easily protect their equine companions and keep them comfortable when temperatures rise. When Horses Are at Risk From Heat Summer is the obvious time when horses are most at risk of heat stress, but it isn’t the only time when heat may impact a horse. Traveling can exacerbate heat stress as sunlight reflects mercilessly off asphalt and a horse trailer can...

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Suet for Birds

Suet for Birds

Suet is an ideal food for wild birds, rich in fat and calories to provide exceptional energy just when birds need it most as temperatures drop. But what exactly is suet, and how can it be offered to backyard birds? About Suet Suet is the rendered fat from cattle and sheep, generally fat found around the animals’ kidneys. Rendering is the process of melting, straining, and cooling the fat to remove leftover bits of tendon, cartilage, bone, and muscle, to create a pure product that will stay firm at higher temperatures. Suet for birds is often mixed with birdseed, dried...

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