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October 2010

Test and treat your plants before bringing them in

A friend told me the leaves of her Ficus benjamina are covered with black soot. I suspected that the plant had been infected with a soft-scale insect that exudes a honeydew substance that breeds sooty mold. However, upon examining the plant, I saw it was severely infested with spider mites. If you moved your houseplants outside for summer, there is a good possibility that they are infested with spider mites.

Maryland’s horses, ponies, mules, donkeys and burros are being counted in their very own census.

 

Time runs out when the money’s gone-

Maryland’s appliance rebate program, begun on April 22, will last only until the $5.4 million runs out.

There’s a lot of weird stuff in 117.65 tons of waste

 

Here’s how

 

In the case of brightness, less is more

 

And she’s still my champion

 
 

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14 stops on an avid recycler’s way to lighter living