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Shasta Daisies Offer Something Old and Something New
Shasta daisies are perennial garden favorites because of their large, pure white flowers and easy-care growth habit. Now a rediscovered old variety and a recently bred new one add unique flower...
Dirt, the Natural Antidepressant
Gardeners know that playing in the soil is good for lifting the spirits, and now it seems theres a biological reason for it. Researchers from Bristol University and University College London...
Enticing Yellow Shrub Roses
Yellow is a coveted color in roses, especially in shrub roses, with their carefree growth habit and ever-blooming nature. Now gardeners have two new choices from a series of roses called Easy...
Blast Bugs Away
Knocking pests like aphids, white flies, mealybugs, and spider mites off plant leaves with sprays of water is a widely used pest control technique. However, the effectiveness of using blasts of...
In the Garden
It's ramp season here in the mountains, a time for celebrating these ephemeral members of the onion family. There are festivals, dinners, cook-offs, tastings, and fundraisers in communities all along the Appalachians and beyond. What is it about ramps...
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Ramps Events and Recipes For a list of ramps celebrations, visit the Ramps! Web site. There's a list of events by...
Shows & Events
Gardens for Connoisseurs Tour On Saturday and Sunday, May 12 and 13 -- Mother's Day weekend -- the Atlanta Botanical Garden...
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