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Stunning, Compact Nasturtium
Empress of India nasturtium is known for its lush, dark red flowers, blue-green leaves, and trailing growth habit that reaches 12 to 16 inches long. A new version of this popular variety...
New Starry-Eyed Hydrangea
The smooth hydrangea ( Hydrangea arborescens ) is a widely grown landscape shrub, and Annabelle, with its snowball-shaped flowers, has been the variety of choice for years. A newly discovered...
No-Mess Instant Compost Tea
Compost tea is widely used by gardeners to boost plant growth, build soil humus, and increase soil microbial activity. The latest trend in compost teas is brewing the tea aerobically to get the...
Blueberries May Help Ward Off Colon Cancer
Blueberries are well known for both their taste and their health benefits. Eating fresh blueberries has been shown to help slow memory loss and prevent heart disease. In addition, new research...
In the Garden
Encourage birds to visit your garden by providing them with their favorite menus, houses and nesting platforms, and fresh water. By providing these enticements year-round, birds will repay you by keeping insect populations down and by singing to...
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Favorite or New Plant
Ferns in Pots Ferns make wonderful houseplants in the right location. Full sun varieties can stand a south- or...
Clever Gardening Technique
Infinite Containers Container gardens can begin with just about any container -- an old wheelbarrow, bathtub, bird...
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- Troubleshoot Poor Seed Germination
- Water Seed Beds
- Fertilize Roses
- Set Mower Height High
- Mix Your Own Natural Fertilizer