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Gardening Made Easy with Seed Collections
It's always lots of fun to browse through seed catalogs and peruse the racks of seeds at the garden store, marveling at the diversity and beauty of all the varied plants you can grow. But...
Please Don't Share the Daisies
We all know how important it is to wash out hands frequently to avoid sharing germs and spreading illnesses. But who would have guessed that bees might be at risk from germ sharing as they fly...
The Cat's Meow of Catmints
Catmints are longtime perennial favorites in the flower garden. Members of the genus Nepeta , they are dependable, long-blooming, and trouble-free, come in a range of sizes and colors, have...
A Rainbow of Color in the Vegetable Garden
With the increasing interest in edible landscaping and the "food, not lawns" approach to cultivation, gardeners want their food gardens not only to be a bountiful source of fresh produce but to...
In the Garden
Every now and then a caller or audience participant will ask me for a no-maintenance plant. This individual is generally not a gardener, because every gardener, except perhaps the very newest, knows that there is some sort of commitment required to grow...
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Favorite or New Plant
Parry's Agave If you live in an area where winters are mild and prefer a dry land garden, Parry's Agave (Agave...
Clever Gardening Technique
Avoid "Cold Pocket" Locations When determining where to plant fruit trees, don't choose a site at the bottom of a slope or...
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- Select Hardy Strawberries
- Harvest Scion Wood
- Cut Back Geraniums
- Prune Dogwood Shrubs
- Assess Tree Development