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Pink-Edged Sea Holly
Sea holly ( Eryngium spp.) is a sun-loving, easy-to-grow perennial thats hardy in USDA zones 5 to 8. It features 3-foot-tall flower stalks topped with spiny, silvery blue flower heads. The...
A Shovel With Attitude
The Kombi shovel is described as a shovel with attitude. One look at it makes you see why. It looks more like a medieval weapon than a garden tool. The Kombi has sharp, deeply serrated edges on...
New Multicolored Dahlia
Dahlias come in a wide variety of colors that gardeners combine to produce a multicolored effect. Now a new variety offers multiple colors on one plant. Changing Colors dahlia features flowers...
Best Grass for Low-Nitrogen Lawns
Lawns are ubiquitous in the United States, and most homeowners fertilize their lawns at least once a year, usually with a high-nitrogen product. This has raised environmental concerns because...
In the Garden
Valentine's Day is coming up and we're all well trained to "say it with flowers." Mostly red ones. According to a Society of American Florists' estimate, more than 175 million red roses are sold on Valentine's Day. I've always wondered how red roses...
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Clever Gardening Technique
A Bouquet of Foliage Foliage doesn't need to play second fiddle to flowers in a bouquet. Make it the star. Florists...
Shows & Events
Connecticut Garden Conference The University of Connecticut is sponsoring a three-day garden conference on Friday, March 14, at...
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- Spray Dormant Oil
- Look for Frost-Heaved Perennials
- Get Pruning Tools Ready
- Keeping Moth Orchids Flowering