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Irrigating the garden

I just returned from the Penn State Horticultural Research Farm out off state Route 45. We planted a large pumpkin variety trial using black plastic mulch and drip irrigation, and I wanted to finish flushing out the drip irrigation system and make sure that everything was in working order and ready to irrigate the crop.

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On Gardening: Pineapple lily easy to grow, exotically beautiful

Once you start growing the pineapple lily, you'll wonder why you haven't been growing it for years. Sparkling Burgundy was the first one to intrigue me at the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens as it was thriving in what I might normally consider extreme conditions. It was and still is growing in full sun, practically no attention from horticulture staff and zero irrigation. Yet, every year it is there blooming with a Shoal Creek vitex, fire bush, and torch lily in a unique combination.

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