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New Colorful Echinacea
Earlier this year we reported about new fragrant echinacea varieties -- Sunrise and Sunset -- that have recently been introduced to the public. The parade of new coneflower introductions...
Ivy of the Year
Topiaries are all the rage in the gardening world. Not only do they make great outdoor plants, many can be brought indoors in fall and enjoyed in winter under the proper lighting conditions. Each...
Vole Control Bait Station
With the onset of falls cool weather, animals are making plans to overwinter in your yard. Voles are one of the main rodents that love to hang around and feed. There are many species. Some will...
Apples for Better Health
The old adage an apple a day, keeps the doctor away, is gaining more validity as Cornell University researchers find more health benefits from eating fresh apples. Recent research suggests that...
In the Garden
Bulbs to plant for spring bloom can be purchased now for first-choice quality. These include alliums, amaryllis, anemones, brodiaeas, crocuses, daffodils, freesias (so fragrant!), fritillarias, galanthus, baby glads, glory-of-the-snows, grape and Dutch...
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Shows & Events
Fall Festival Native plants and wildflowers are the theme at the Theodore Payne Foundation's annual fall...
Clever Gardening Technique
Mark Those Bulbs As you plant spring- and summer-blooming bulbs, mark their locations, so you don't damage them...
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- Keep Seedbeds Moist
- Herbs for Wintering Indoors
- Plant Saffron Crocus
- Prune Leggy Plants
- Plant Irises, Daylilies, and Lilies