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New Burgundy Contorted Hazelnut
Contorted hazelnut ( Corylus avellana ), or Harry Lauders walking stick, is a deciduous shrub known for its interesting, crooked branches that are most evident once the leaves drop. A new variety...
Win A Tiller
Gardeners know the key to success in any garden is healthy soil, and that requires regular additions of organic matter. A tiller can be a valuable tool for incorporating organic matter and other...
A Fountain That Runs on Sunlight
Garden accessories are all the rage, and water features are one of the favorites of home gardeners. Fountains, babbling brooks, and waterfalls are beautiful additions to a garden, but they can be...
No More Front Lawns
In most American households, food gardens are relegated to the back yard. But front-yard vegetable gardens were the norm back in the early 20th century, when yards were used primarily to produce...
In the Garden
Now that summer is in full swing and I'm reaping the rewards of my early spring labors, it's tempting to rest on my laurels. But my garden is a constantly changing palette of color, and I've got to plan the next major event.
We've harvested new...
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Birdwatcher's Delight Our birdfeeders attract lots of visitors all summer long. Many are just passing through on their...
Favorite or New Plant
Japanese Barberry I'm always on the prowl for foliage that acts as a counterpoint to flowers, or even replaces...
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- Plant More Veggies
- Water Early and Often
- Prevent Cucumber Bitterness
- Build a Wasp Trap
- Eradicate Weeds