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Wild Ginger on Steroids
Wild ginger ( Asarum ) is a favorite ground cover and woodland plant for shade gardens, especially those located under high deciduous tree canopies. Now from China comes a new cousin of wild...
Reduce Your Risk From Pesticides in Produce
Many people worry about the amount of pesticides they're exposed to through a diet of conventionally grown fruits and vegetables. Even gardeners who grow their own produce depend on food from the...
Eat Your Weeds
Lamb's-quarter is a well-known weed in many vegetable and flower gardens across the country. While many gardeners spend hours pulling and hoeing this weed, maybe they should start eating it...
Easier Way to Plant Bulbs
Its bulb-planting time, and if youre planning on popping in some daffodils, tulips, hyacinths, and other spring beauties, a bulb-planting tool can lesson the strain on your back and legs....
In the Garden
Occasionally a "tidying" mood hits and I hustle through a garden pulling everything that looks out of place. Recently, some random pretties on a city garden tour gave me pause. Yellow-flowering, delicate-leafed Corydalis softened corners between stone...
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Monarch Watch Keep track of monarch butterflies on their winter and spring migrations at Monarch Watch . The...
Favorite or New Plant
Razzle Dazzle Crape Myrtles Who said we can't grow crape myrtles in USDA Zones 6B and 7? The mounded, compact Razzle Dazzle...
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- Leave Monarch Butterfly Caterpillars on Milkweed
- Give Away Unwanted Plants
- Prepare a Holding Bed
- Watch the Weather, Not the Calender
- Order Spring Bulbs