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Five Steps to Bulb Planting Success
The best time to plant spring bulbs depends on where you live. Ideally, wait until the soil temperature is below 60°F. As a general guide, plant in September through early October if you live in...
Fall Cleanup Q and A
Cutting Back Perennials Question: After the first frost, should I cut back the flower stalks on my perennials? Or is it best to leave them as is and cut them back in the spring?...
Shrub Dogwood Trials
Shrub forms of dogwood (Cornus) make excellent landscape plants and are widely used by landscapers around the country. They are known for their green or variegated foliage, attractive flowers and...
New Variegated Hedge Plant
If youre looking for a tough shrub to plant this fall that provides beauty, versatility, and low maintenance, consider the variegated beauty briar ( Eleutherococcus sieboldianus variegatus)....
In the Garden
Gardening is a perfect mix of physical and mental health and wellness. It lends itself to an infinite variety of activities, plants, attention levels, and involvement. Whether you're filling little pots with potting mix or digging in the garden,...
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Shows & Events
Annual Fall Plant Sale Quail Botanical Garden's oldest tradition and biggest fundraiser -- their annual fall plant sale...
Clever Gardening Technique
Paring Transplants and Weeds Use an old paring or putty knife to cut transplants out of a flat, weeds out of the soil, or to...
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- Protect Tender Plants
- Plant Fall Broccoli
- Harvest Pumpkins, Squash, and Gourds
- Feed Subtropicals
- Give Roses a Last Trimming