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Colorful Japanese Forest Grass
Japanese forest grass ( Hakonechloa macra ) is an attractive, clumping ornamental grass that looks stunning planted as a ground cover along a walkway or on a bank. The leaves are usually a bright...
New Continuous Input Composter
With the bevy of fallen leaves, grass clippings, and old flower and vegetable plants, fall is a great time to compost yard waste. While there are many home compost units on the market, here is a...
Award-Winning Japanese Hornbeam
Since 1978 the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society has recognized outstanding trees, shrubs, and woody vines with a special gold medal award. The plants are evaluated for performance, pest and...
Sky Farming of the Future
Small-space gardeners with only a deck and patio have been told for years to utilize the vertical space above beds and planters for growing more plants. Now Dickson Despommier, professor of...
In the Garden
On a recent visit to Petaluma, I spied three large, elegant containers parked contentedly alongside the stone wall of an old building. The rounded, urn-shaped containers balanced the tall Camellia japonica shrubs, with their skirts of begonias. The...
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Shows & Events
Mid-Autumn Skies Evening Walk Join Bing Quock from California Academy of Sciences for an evening of stargazing at the San...
Clever Gardening Technique
Foil Gophers If gophers are a problem in your area, fill the bottom of planting holes with crushed granite....
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- Eliminate Crabgrass
- Switch Cymbidium Fertilizer
- Plant Spring-Blooming Bulbs
- Plant Bulbs in Containers
- Keep Bird Baths Clean and Full