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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
It may seem like I'm forcing an issue to suggest spring blooms in the dead of winter. But indoor bulb gardening is just that, giving Mother Nature a little nudge to make spring-flowering bulbs come into bloom in January and February. You can have...
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Cornell Composting If you're a gardener who likes to compost garden waste, this Cornell Composting Web site has...
Clever Gardening Technique
Build a Straw Bale Compost Bin Contain your compost pile with bales of straw to help hold in moisture, add high-carbon material,...
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- Protect Young Fruit Trees
- Cut Back Perennials
- Water Evergreens
- Bathe Houseplants
- Mulching Roses After Soil Freezes