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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
Geranium 'Rozanne' is the 2008 Perennial Plant of the Year. A perennial geranium? Yes! The common annual flower that goes by the name geranium -- the windowbox favorite with softball-sized flower clusters in shades of red, pink, and white -- is more...
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Clever Gardening Technique
Use Care When Recycling Wastewater According to an article in USA Today , this is the driest year on record for North Carolina and...
Drought Information The Southeast is in the midst of a historic drought, and homeowners can play a big role in water...
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- Plant Amaryllis Bulbs Properly
- Tidy Up Perennial Beds
- Sow Early-Blooming Annuals
- Prepare for a Living Christmas Tree
- Avoid Overwatering Houseplants