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There are literally hundreds of rose varieties available for gardeners to plant. In order to help us choose the best ones, the All-America Rose Selections organization tests new varieties for two...
A Deer Control Roundup
Deer are a big problem for gardeners in many areas of the country. While there are a plethora of home and commercial remedies and deterrent methods available, it can be hard to differentiate...
A Better Solution for Powdery Mildew
For a number of years baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) sprays have been recommended for controlling powdery mildew and black spot fungal diseases on roses, phlox, and other garden plants. Baking...
New Arabian Lilac
Lilacs ( Syringa sp.) are popular ornamental shrubs in many northern gardens. The Arabian lilac ( Vitex trifolium purpurea Fascination), while not a true lilac, is a good alternative for...
In the Garden
They sit on your windowsill, spreading cheer with their colorful blooms. Native to East Africa, Saintpaulia, better known as the African violet, is a perennial that is commonly grown indoors. By far the most popular of flowering houseplants, African...
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The Changing Garden The Changing Garden , by Betsy Fryberger (University of California Press, 2003; $34.95), is a...
Shows & Events
Filoli 30th Anniversary Celebration Filoli Gardens will host a 30th Anniversary Event -- As Time Goes By; Reflections of Filoli -- on...
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- Fertilize Landscape Trees
- Plant Cool-Season Crops
- Begin Watering Indoor Cactus
- Use Pot Feet to Prevent Root Rot
- Fertilize Cymbidium Orchids