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New Purple Magnolia
Spring is magnolia time in many areas of the country. These early-blooming trees are some of the first reminders of the colorful flowering trees and shrubs to come. Now there is a new,...
Versatile Garden Planter
It looks like a long, black punching bag, but the Garden Soxx is really a new way to container garden. Garden Soxx is a tubular, mesh bag that has the texture of heavy-duty socks. It lets in water...
The Ultimate Gardener
It's not often that we toot our own horn, but the new book The Ultimate Gardener (HCI Publishing, 2009), by NGA horticulturist Charlie Nardozzi, features fun, heart-warming short stories about...
Fish Emulsion as a Fertilizer and Fungicide
Although most organic gardeners have used fish emulsion as an effective fertilizer for crops, recent research suggests that it can also be used as a fungicide to fight diseases as well....
In the Garden
Now that it's spring (even though there are still six inches of snow in my own yard) the rose bushes are among the early woody shrubs that start to swell buds and put on new growth. How well the new growth develops will depend on various factors...
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Favorite or New Plant
Old-Fashioned Bleeding Heart As a memorial to my Mother, I'm planting a new old-fashioned bleeding heart ( Dicentra...
Clever Gardening Technique
Repel Sparrows and Finches If house sparrows and finches feast on the blooms of your crocus and species tulips, place...
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- Gradually Remove Mulch
- Finish Up Pruning
- Plant Bare-Root Nursery Stock
- Sow Cool-Tolerant Seeds
- Choose Healthy Nursery Stock