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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
If you're inspired to grow a variety of fruit trees in your garden, remember the key elements to success: ideal exposure to sunlight, proper soil preparation, good drainage, regular pruning and maintenance, and the selection of varieties that will grow...
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Favorite or New Plant
Canna Cannas ( Canna x generalis ) lend a tropical air to the summer garden, and they love our warm,...
Clever Gardening Technique
Homemade Rake for Narrow Rows You can transform an old steel-toothed bow garden rake into a useful cultivator for those narrow...
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