Yard and Garden
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Mention puppy and not everyone is reminded of cute little baby dogs or wolves. Some older folks might call an arrogant teenager a "young pup!" The term "puppy" can also be used to describe something in a playful way: "Joe's new car is some puppy!" I have even heard people lament that their feet are "tired puppies" after a long walk.
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Prepare storage areas for overwintering tender flower bulbs and garden produce. Thanksgiving (or Christmas) cactus can be forced into bloom for the Thanksgiving holidays.
Rainscaping, Purdue Extension
This workshop will teach master gardeners, landscape professionals, and agency staff how to promote community awareness and education for bioretention/rain garden planning, installation, and maintenance.
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Summer is a good time for a walk in the park. Any park will do, but a hike in a state park provides both good exercise and an opportunity to commune with nature.
August Yard & Garden Calendar
Take cuttings from plants such as impatiens, coleus, geraniums and wax begonias to overwinter indoors. Root the cuttings in media such as moist vermiculite, perlite, peat moss or potting soil, rather than water.
Hosta
If you're looking for a plant that is winter-hardy throughout the Midwest, excels under shady conditions and has fabulous foliage as well as attractive flowers, then hosta is the plant for you.
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Most people recognize an ant when they see one. There are a number of reasons that this is true. Ants are one of the most abundant types of insect - there are over 12,000 named species. Ants live in colonies made up of lots of workers. Some colonies of leaf-cutter ants contain over 2 million individuals.

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