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Regifting Flower Bouquets
Bouquets of cut flowers are a sign of love and affection and are a sure way to make someone smile. Every year thousands of cut flowers decorate special events like weddings, banquets, and...
Miniature Butterfly Bush
Butterfly bushes ( Buddleia davidii ) are the darlings of the midsummer perennial border. Their flowers form on new growth and become more numerous as the summer goes on. Its a great delight to...
Community-Based Weather Reporting
Gardeners are keenly interested in the weather, and for good reason. Floods, droughts, hail, and snowstorms can spell disaster for many plants. While weather forecasting has become more...
All About Green Roofs
Green roofs are becoming more popular in cities across the country. Many municipalities see growing plants on roofs as a way to reduce water runoff, summer air temperature, and pollution. Until...
In the Garden
I took advantage of a warm day last weekend to clear the debris from my new perennial bed. I couldn't stand it any longer, I just had to see what was coming up. The bulbs are peeking through!
There's not much to do in the garden right now, so I've...
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Tiny Farm Blog This delightful Tiny Farm Blog contains a wealth of information for anyone starting out with...
Tool or Gardening Product
Wearable Garden Stool I've found the perfect Mother's Day gift: a gardening stool that you wear. It sort of looks like...
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- Prune Semi-Hardy Shrubs
- Harden Transplants
- Cut Back Ornamental Grasses
- Plant Early Crops
- Support Perennials Early