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Balloon Flower Trial
Balloon flowers ( Platycodons grandiflorus ) are beautiful summer-blooming perennials that come in a range of flower colors including, pink, white, and blue. They grow to a height of about 3 feet...
New California Lilac Has Colorful Foliage
Ceanothus is known as the California lilac. This shrub is hardy only in USDA zones 8 to 10. However, in those areas it grows 8 feet tall and wide and produces lavender-colored flowers from...
Smelly Compost Pile? Just Add Water
Composting is a great way to reduce household and yard organic waste and create a good soil amendment for your garden. While the materials in a well constructed compost pile will break down...
Illustrated Guide to Gardening Now Organic!
The Illustrated Guide to Gardening has been a gardening bible for many for years. Originally published in 1970s, this book has been the mainstay for many a gardener across the country. The All...
In the Garden
In this season of reflection and reminiscence, it's also a good time to begin looking ahead to the next year. Perhaps as we enjoy the holidays with our families, we can also put together those resolutions for the 2010 garden.
A Half Hour in the...
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Cornell Gardening Resources Visit Cornell Gardening Resources for a wealth of information, including recommended vegetable...
Favorite or New Plant
Japanese Painted Fern The Perennial Plant Association named Athyrium niponicum 'Pictum' the 2004 Perennial Plant of...
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- Recycle Your Christmas Tree
- Force Flowering Branches
- Keep Cyclamen Cool
- Watch for Spider Mites
- Get Ready to Plant Flower Seeds