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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
When it rains, it pours, but when it stops ... we waste a lot of time watering our gardens. I call it a waste of time because I'd rather be doing just about anything other than standing with a hose or lugging a watering can. Even with automatic watering...
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Clever Gardening Technique
Conserving Water in the Garden Some commonly recommended steps for cutting down on water use include: 1. Reduce the size of the...
Xeriscape Plant Guide The Xeriscape Plant Guide (Fulcrum Publishing, 1996; $27.95) covers 100 water-wise plants, with...
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- Protect Breakable Pots
- Check Houseplants for Insects
- Store Fertilizers and Sprays
- Plant More Bulbs
- Cut Back Diseased Perennials