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New Lime Green Cauliflower
There are few vegetables as majestic-looking and beautiful as the Romanesco cauliflower. This Italian heirloom hails from the coastal region between Rome and Naples. Romanesco cauliflower is noted...
Cold-Hardy Clumping Bamboos
Bamboos have become popular landscape plants for creating garden rooms, blocking unsightly views, or lending your garden an Asian feel. Bamboos are grouped as either running or clumping types....
Organic Strawberries Better for Fighting Cancer
Over the years weve reported about the various cancer-fighting compounds contained in many fresh fruits and vegetables. New research suggests that how the fruits and vegetables are grown may make...
New Biodegradable Seedling Pots
Many gardeners have used peat, coir, and other biodegradable pots to start their seedlings. The advantage of peat and coir pots over plastic is that the "pot and all" can be transplanted in...
In the Garden
Are you as eager as I am to start seeds for the spring garden? This is a good time to review what seeds need to germinate and grow successfully. The two most important considerations for growing successful transplants are viable or fresh seeds and an...
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Shows & Events
Woody Plants for Midwest Landscapes If you'd like to be a better caretaker of your trees, here's workshop for you. "Woody Plants for...
Favorite or New Plant
Black Lace Sambucus Black Lace Sambucus ( Sambucus nigra 'Eva') is one of those special plants that everyone has to...
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- Watch for Sunscald
- Don't Fret About Bulbs Popping Up Early
- Fix Drooping Rose Heads
- Fertilize Seedlings
- Does Your Houseplant Need Water?