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New Lime Green Sunflower
Sunflowers are the quintessential summer flower. Over the past 20 years great strides have been made in breeding sunflowers to create shorter, multi-branching plants and more colorful flower...
Easier Way to Start Seeds
Trying to handle tiny seeds, such as carrot, pansy, and lettuce, and drop the right number into a cell pack can be tricky. With inexpensive seeds, there's no worry about using more than you need,...
The Forever & Ever line of big-leaf hydrangeas ( Hydrangea macrophylla ) features compact, mounding, 2- to 3-foot-tall shrubs that bloom on both old and new wood. The shrubs grow best in USDA...
Get to the Root of the Matter
Any gardener knows that plant roots are critical to growth, flowering, and fruiting. Strong roots enable plants to withstand pest attacks, adverse weather, and poor gardening practices. For the...
In the Garden
Seeds amaze me. No matter how many times I go through the garden cycle planting and harvesting, it's always fun to ponder the fact that within these lifeless-looking seeds a garden lies waiting. Planting seeds is one of gardening's most basic...
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Seedling Identification Have you ever planted seeds and lost the label or had the labels get mixed up due to an...
Clever Gardening Technique
Covering Small Seeds Tiny seeds are difficult to plant at the proper depth. I like to set them on the surface of the...
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- Start Tomato Transplants Indoors
- Complete Tulip and Hyacinth Planting
- Don't Wait to Plant Trees and Shrubs
- Get a Head Start On Spring Flowers
- Control Winter Weeds