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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
Most gardeners like to observe nature, and it's especially exciting in spring when we see plants and animals return after the long winter. Pity the poor soul who doesn't thrill at the sight of the first crocus, or robin, or bluebird -- what wonders they...
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Shows & Events
The Great Backyard Bird Count The Great Backyard Bird Count takes place on February 15 through 18, 2008. This annual event...
Clever Gardening Technique
Plan an Early Sowing of Hardy Annuals Sow some seeds of hardy flowering annuals including larkspur, bachelor's buttons, sweet peas,...
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- Force Flowering Branches
- Wait to Prune Spring-Flowering Shrubs
- Inspect Trees and Shrubs for Winter Damage
- Have Soil Tested
- Add Trellises