Plants

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Top 6 Mosquito Repellent Plants To Keep Pests Away

Summer means it’s time to fire up the grill and invite friends over for a barbecue, but it seems like unexpected guests always crash the party. No, not your in-laws — we’re talking about pesky bugs

05/21/2015

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Choose Mother’s Day Flowers That Will Live Longer

Let your gift stand out by choosing flowers and plants that will last beyond the second Sunday in May.

05/08/2015

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Getting Your Garden Back In Shape After Winter’s Wrath

The winter has been a tyrant this season so you might be surprised to hear the tulips are expected to be beautiful this year.

03/06/2015

Experts say plants can be good for your mental and physical health during the winter months. (Credit: CBS2)

Seen At 11: Struggling To Get Through The Cold Weather? Experts Say Get A Plant

Experts say the winter is the best time to reap the benefits of house plants, when the days are shorter and we’re cooped up inside.

12/19/2014

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Are Changing Leaves A Sign Of An Early Fall?

Colorful leaves are synonymous with fall and a highlight of the season, but when people see leaves changing and dropping in mid-August it’s cause for concern.

08/18/2014

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Flowers, Plants May Be In Short Supply At Nurseries This Spring

Your flowering favorites may be harder to find this spring – not because of blight, but because supply just can’t keep up with demand.

05/29/2014

View of giant cockroaches (Blaberus giganteus) on display during an exibition at the Explora Park in Medellin, Antioquia department, Colombia on February 5, 2013. This species, usually found in tropical forests of South America, prefer high humidity and low light habitats, live about 20 months and are omnivorous. (Credit: RAUL ARBOLEDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Non-Native Species Of Roaches Found Among High Line Plants

The High Line Park is known for is the beautiful plants – many of them not native to New York City — but apparently, unbeknownst to anyone who unboxed and planted the plants, some of them brought along a new strain of cockroach.

12/08/2013

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Cops Bust Suspected Grow Farm In Nassau County

Old Brookville Police and the Nassau County Police Canine Unit responded to a suspicious persons call at the Old Brookville Nurseries on Northern Boulevard.

09/21/2013

This plant is part of the Datura family and can offer a cheap and dangerous high, according to experts. (Credit CBS 2)

Seen At 11: Teens Now Getting High On Hallucinogenic Flowers

Parents beware! Your teenager’s next high may not come from a drug purchased on the street, but from one picked in the backyard.

04/25/2013

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Ask Asa: Preparing For The Loss Of Your Garden

Anyone who has a garden understands the expenses that are involved with making it look good; trees, plants, and shrubs cost thousands of dollars. But according to CBS 2’s Asa Aarons, many homeowners are not prepared for the loss of their gardens.

04/11/2012

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5 Edible Items To Grow On Your New York Rooftop This Summer

If you are new to gardening, try these low maintenance vegetables and herbs.

04/04/2012

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For Mom, Comack Shop Owner Says Flowers, Plants Make Perfect Gifts

Mother’s Day is this weekend and if you haven’t bought mom that perfect present yet, you still have some time.

05/06/2011

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Snow Is Gone, But Headaches Remain For Tri-State Residents

In Sparta Township, the steady spring snowfall meant several more inches of snow on grassy surfaces and driveways. This snow system brought about nine inches there.

03/24/2011