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Striking BiColored Cornflower
Cornflower or mountain bluet ( Centaurea montana ) is one of the staples in the midsummer perennial garden. This widely adapted plant has silver-green foliage and produces spider-like blue...
New Flowering Pear Tree
The Bradford flowering pear ( Pyrus calleryana ) is a standard urban street tree and great small-space flowering tree in many areas of the country. However, Bradford pear has one main drawback....
An Easy Way to Measure Sunlight
Plant the right plant in the right place is one of the mantras of garden design. One of the factors that we use in deciding where to place a plant is how much sun a particular spot can provide....
New Veggie Garden Planner
Winter is the perfect time to plan out the vegetable garden. Designing a garden used to entail sitting at the kitchen table with seed catalogs, pieces of graph paper, and pencils and sketching out...
In the Garden
While friends in other regions are busily sowing seeds indoors, we're planting seeds directly in the soil for our spring gardens. Sowing seeds for annual flowers and vegetables where they are to grow reaps rewards all season. Seeds are cheaper than...
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Basic Gardening dening Basics for Dummies hot off the press from Wiley (February, 2007, 400 pages, $21.99),...
Favorite or New Plant
Caladium Almost ubiquitous for years in our region, caladiums have long been a staple of shade gardens....
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