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Ed's Plant World
(301) 372-6690
11811 Branch Avenue
Brandywine, MD
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Annuals, Conifers / Evergreens, Flowers, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Gardening Supplies, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Landscape Architects, Landscaping Services, Mulch, Ornamental Grasses, Perennials, Plants, Roses, Shrubs, Trees, Vines

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Clinton Kmart
(301) 719-1200
8827 Woodyard Road
Clinton, MD
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Vegetables

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Wentworth Nursery, Inc.
(301) 884-5292
30315 Three Notch Road
Charlotte Hall, MD
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Annuals, Arrangement Accessories, Bird Baths, Bird Feeders, Boulders, Bulbs, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Container Gardening, Containers - Decorative, Deck Construction, Decorative Planters & Urns, Display Structures, Edging / Border, Fencing - Deer, Ferns, Fountains - Decorative, Furniture / Structures, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gardening Supplies, Gazing Globes & Stands, Grills, Groundcovers, Hand Tools, Hardscape Supplies, …

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Hybla Valley Nursery
(703) 768-1100
2801 Beacon Hill Road
Alexandria, VA
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Garden Centers / Nurseries, Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Melwood Garden Center
(301) 599-8000
5606 Dower House Road
Upper Marlboro, MD

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Roozen Nursery & Garden Center
(301) 248-2500
8009 Allentown Rd
Fort Washington, MD
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Landscape Architects, Landscaping Services, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees

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Denison Landscaping & Nursery
(301) 567-0210
8911 Oxon Hill Road
Fort Washington, MD
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Annuals, Arborist Services, Bulbs, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Crop Protection, Erosion & Sediment Control Companies, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gift Certificates, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Industry Supplies & Services, Irrigation Services, Irrigation Supplies, Landscape Architects, Landscape Consulting, Landscape Contractors, Landscape Design, Landscape Maintenance, Landscape Maintenance / Services, Landscape Supplies, Landscaping…

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Holly, Woods & Vines
(703) 799-1607
8453 Richmond Highway
Alexandria, VA
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Annuals, Aquatics, Arrangement Accessories, Bulbs, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Containers, Containers - Decorative, Crop Protection, Decorative Planters & Urns, Furniture / Structures, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gift Certificates, Groundcovers, Hardscape Supplies, Home Furnishings, Horticulture Companies, Hose Reels / Caddy / Hanger, Hoses / Watering Devices, Irrigation Supplies, Mulch, Outdoor Furnitur…

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Artistic D & M Landscape
(301) 934-5268
8480 April Place
Welcome, MD
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Landscape Contractors, Landscape Design, Lawn Care Services

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Nalls Produce Inc.
(703) 971-4068
7310 Beulah St.
Franconia, VA
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Annuals, Arrangement Accessories, Bulbs, Cedar Mulch, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Christmas Accessories, Christmas Greens, Christmas Tree Stands, Christmas Trees, Christmas Trees - Cut, Christmas Trees - Live B&B, Colored Mulch, Conifers / Evergreens, Containers, Containers - Decorative, Crop Protection, Cut Branches, Decorative Planters & Urns, Equipment, Nursery, Erosion & Sediment Control Supplies, Fall Decorations, Ferns, Fertilizers, Flower Seed, Fountains - Decor…

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Housecalls Garden Slugs, The Force of Reiki, Why Organic Is More Expensive

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By Jody Berman

Garden Slugs

Q I have slugs in my garden. Are there natural methods that can control them?

A Yes. Most garden pests and weeds can be controlled without applying chemical pesticides. Here are some tips to keep slugs from damaging seedlings, lettuce and other plants.

“Healthy soil is very important,” says Eileen Weinsteiger, manager of the Rodale Institute’s demonstration gardens in Kutztown, Pa. Enrich your soil with nutrient-rich compost in both the spring and fall, Weinsteiger advises. Healthy soil will improve chances for growing healthy plants that will have strong natural defenses against slugs.

Additionally, slugs like dampness but not heat. Weinsteiger recommends laying green grass clippings where you’ve spotted slugs. As the clippings heat up, they become more abrasive, and slugs don’t like the texture. Or sprinkle gritty substances like diatomaceous earth, crushed eggshells or sand around slug hangouts. Wear a mask when using diatomaceous earth, cautions Weinsteiger (the fine particles can get into the lungs), and reapply after rain.

Stale beer set in shallow containers attracts slugs, which will drown in the brew. And copper strips used as a barrier emit an electrical charge to repel them.

Reiki’s Use

Q What is Reiki used for, and how does it work?

A Reiki (RAY-key) is a form of energy medicine used to relax the mind, decrease pain and accelerate healing. Derived from the Japanese words rei (universal spirit) and ki (life energy), Reiki means “universal life energy.”

As “conduits” for this energy, Reiki practitioners apply light touch around or on the receiver’s clothed body, allowing the energy “to flow through them and through their hands into the receiver. The energy will go where the receiver needs it at that particular time,” says Maya Page, Reiki practitioner/trainer in Santa Fe, N.M. Different hand positions are used on the head, abdomen, back and elsewhere to help restore physical and emotional well-being.

Reiki practitioners are trained to work on themselves, too—“it’s like having a first-aid kit at our fingertips,” Page says.

Reiki was introduced to the United States in the 1930s from Japan. Although there has been little scientific study, Reiki is practiced throughout the world and increasingly is being used as an adjunct therapy in hospitals and other conventional healthcare settings. For more information, visit www. reikialliance.org.

Why Organic Is Expensive

Q Why is organic produce often more expensive than nonorganic?

A For starters, organic farming is more labor intensive than conventional farming. Instead of using synthetic pesticides and fertilizers, organic farmers employ crop rotation, crop covering, biological soil amendments and other methods that build healthy soil and help protect the environment and farmworkers from toxic and persistent chemicals. Additionally, certified organic farmers must maintain detailed farm plans and comply with stricter federal re...

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