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Exploring Private Gardens
What's more enjoyable than spending a day wandering through the lovingly-tended landscape of a dedicated gardener? Thanks to The Garden Conservancy's Open Days program, now in its fifteenth year,...
Let Us Grow Lettuce Well
Nothing is better at the end of a hot summer day than keeping the stove turned off and tossing together a fresh salad for dinner. But nothing is more frustrating than heading out to the garden to...
New Organic Production Guides
Cornell University Cooperative Extension and the New York State Integrated Pest Management Program have recently released nine new organic production guides for farmers. These new guides provide...
Choose the Best Coneflowers
Coneflowers ( Echinacea spp. ) are long-time garden favorites, adding easy-care color to the garden in mid to late summer. Recent efforts by plant breeders have added an array of choices of...
In the Garden
When studying the basics of garden design, I hustled to classes about perennials, annuals, flowering shrubs, conifers, deciduous flowering trees, native plants. The similar but different herbs basil and perilla were included in the annuals' class final,...
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Brussels in Bloom Brussels in Bloom shows a magnificent carpet of 1 million begonias in Brussels Grand Place....
Tool or Gardening Product
Mantis' XP 16" 4-Cycle Tiller/Cultivator I'm adding the new Mantis XP 4-cycle gas-powered tiller/cultivator to "My Favs" list. This...
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- Water More Frequently Than You Anticipate
- Use TLC on New Transplants
- Shear Spring-Blooming Dianthus
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