Western Mountains and High Plains
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Snow Pea With a Touch of Gold
Springtime is pea time in the vegetable garden. Theres nothing like the taste of freshly picked English, snap, or snow peas. Although peas are grown mostly for their flavor, now these edible...
New Look in Foxgloves
Foxgloves ( Digitalis ) are popular biennials and perennials with 1- to 4-foot-tall bloom spikes in colors ranging from white to purple. They have colorful mottling in the center of individual...
Fabric Pots Offer Advantages
Every year there are more types of containers on the market. While the trend is toward more decorative and fashionable pots, these may not be the best ones for your plants. Dark-colored plastic...
New Book Plumbs the Truth About Organic Gardening
As organic gardening becomes more common, there are many assumptions about its safety that get promoted by the media. Its hard to know which organic gardening techniques and products are...
In the Garden
As the snow recedes in the landscape, I'm beginning to get the urge to clean up the garden and do some transplanting. But among the new signs of life in the garden, there lurks a formidable enemy --- the perennial dandelion ( Taraxacum officinale )....
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Favorite or New Plant
Corsican Violet As much as I like pansies for early spring blooms, the Corsican violet ( Viola corsica ) is a...
Clever Gardening Technique
Container Gardens on Wheels Sometimes the thought of lugging around heavy container gardens will dissuade you from placing...
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- Prune Fruit Trees
- Check Plants in South and Western Exposures
- Protect Newly Planted Evergreens
- Clean Out Bird-Nesting Boxes
- Divide Older Perennials