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Organic Tomatoes Rich in Antioxidants
People choose organically grown produce over conventionally grown produce for a variety of reasons, such as minimizing pesticide exposure and preference for the taste. New research supports the...
Unusual Double-Flowered Tiger Lily
Tiger lilies ( Lilium lancifolium ) are easy-to-grow, 4- to 6-foot-tall, hardy bulbs that typically produce downward-facing flowers in midsummer. While most have single flowers, an old, unusual...
Floating Planter for Ponds
Barley straw has been shown to emit a chemical thats effective in controlling algae in water gardens and ponds. There are many purely functional barley straw products on the market, but a new...
Make Your Own Garden Cart
Many gardeners fondly remember, and may still own, the original Model 26 Garden Way garden cart. This revolutionary cart made hauling soil, mulch, and other materials much easier than using a...
In the Garden
When we think of vines, we tend to muse upon clematis, honeysuckle, and porcelain vine. But there is a whole other group of vines that are not only beautiful, they allow us to experiment with something new every year. Annual vines also are versatile....
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Plant Propagation The American Horticultural Society's Plant Propagation , by Alan Toogood (DK Publishing, 1999;...
Shows & Events
Fall Forays at Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Explore fabulous fall phenomena on walks through the arboretum's gardens and woods in September...
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- Harvest Tomatoes From Leafless Vines
- Let Green Peppers Ripen to Red
- Thin Lettuce and Spinach
- Get Ready for Lawn Planting
- Water New Grass Seeds Often