Video Of The Day June 3 2009
Tot Soccer at Telegraph Field
Birthday Lore of The Day June 3 2009
The easiest path is the one you pursue. You are independent and have originality and a fair amount of ambition, but your love of ease and comfort deters you from greater success, of which you are capable. You are moody and often depressed. You love deeply and faithfully.
Advice of The Day June 3 2009
To remove mustard from a counter, rub in a sprinkling of baking soda with a damp cloth or sponge.
Question of The Day June 3 2009
I purchased elephant’s ear bulbs at a garden center, but no one there could tell me how deep to plant them or in what type of soil. Can you help?
A rule of thumb for planting bulbs is to dig a hole three times as deep as the bulb is high, although depth varies with soil type. In light soils, bulbs can be planted an inch or so deeper. In heavy soils, prepare a shallower hole and top with several inches of organic mulch. Elephant’s ear likes shade and dampness and should be planted in moist, rich soil.
Gardening Question of the Day June 3 2009
My two forsythia bushes look a bit scraggily. I put fertilizer stakes on them after the blooming season. I also think that they may need a serious pruning. My husband wants to pull them out, but I know they can be wonderful when given a chance!
Forsythia can be pruned in spring or fall, but since flower buds are formed the previous season, it is best to wait until after flowering to prune. For maintenance pruning, cut a few of the oldest stems back to the ground each year and head back any that appear too rambunctious. Forsythias are survivors, so if yours is completely out of hand, cut the entire plant back to the ground. It will come back with vigor. By the second spring, it will be beautiful. We feed our plants with a light topdressing of manure each spring. They like wood ashes, too. And, yes, husbands can be wonderful when given a chance. — Gardening experts George and Becky Lohmiller, Hancock, New Hampshire
Puzzle of The Day June 3 2009
(Blank) what you (Blank).
Practice – preach.
Word of The Day June 3 2009
A quick, rolling movement; a gallop. To boil with a continued bubbling or heaving and rolling, with noise.
Today in History June 3 2009
Born: Allen Ginsburg (poet), 1926. Seattle received 1.42 inches of rain within 24 hours, a June record, 1905.