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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
What's not to love about a plant whose name translates to "always alive?" Sempervivums ( semper , meaning "always," and vivo , meaning "alive") are commonly called hens-and-chicks, for obvious reasons, and houseleeks, for obscure ones. Whatever you...
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Succulent Plant Page A resource for gardeners interested in succulent plants, including cacti, the Succulent Plant...
Clever Gardening Technique
Set Out the Healthiest Plants I like to make sure transplants are growing vigorously before I set them out in the garden. If...
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- Prune Spring-Flowering Shrubs
- Water Properly
- Plant in Rows
- Support Floppy Plants
- Use Row Covers