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Exercise in a Garden Gym
Gardeners naturally spend lots of time outdoors. But just because theyre outdoors doesnt necessarily mean theyre getting the right kind of exercise. A group in England is trying to change that....
A Simpler Way to Make New Plants
Air layering is a gardening propagation technique where new roots are encouraged to grow on a stem or branch of an herbaceous or woody plant in order to create a new plant. Its a convenient way...
Barriers for Root Weevils
Root weevils are destructive pests of many plants including strawberries, raspberries, rhododendrons, euonymus, and azaleas. The young larvae feed on the roots, while the black, snouted, weevil...
New Purple Poppies
Oriental poppies are one of the darlings of the perennial garden. Their large, showy flowers herald the beginning of the summer flower season. An outstanding new variety is causing a stir in...
In the Garden
On a recent trip to NYC for the Cherry Blossom Festival at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, I got a heady dose of spring with all my favorite flowering trees and shrubs in full bloom: cherries, crab apples, dogwoods, lilacs, azaleas, and wisteria. I have...
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Clever Gardening Technique
Water Reservoirs for Shrubs Empty plastic milk jugs or liter soda bottles make handy water reservoirs for newly planted trees...
Avant Gardens Avant Gardens is a small, family business that propagates its own plants at their Dartmouth,...
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- Hold a Plant Swap
- Moving Bulbs
- Spread Coffee Grounds
- Planting Dahlias