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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
Those of us in the Midwest have been heating our houses for several months now, and this is the time of the winter when houseplants tend to look their worst. They've been in the same dry air that makes our skin itch and our noses raw. They, too, need...
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University of Iowa Transplant Guide This handy Guide to Sowing Vegetable Transplants from Iowa State University is specifically set...
Tool or Gardening Product
Wheel Hoe If you have a large garden, the wheel hoe is a wonderfully efficient tool that allows you to get...
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