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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
You know the routine for houseplants. Provide moderate 60- to 70-degree temperatures, keep humidity levels up by grouping plants on pebble-filled trays or with a humidifier, provide plenty of light, avoid cold drafts, regularly water and fertilize, and...
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Favorite or New Plant
Snowdrops Because of the unusually harsh winter this year, the snowdrops that usually start blooming...
Clever Gardening Technique
Determining Soil Moisture With practice, you%%%ll almost instinctively know when your garden soil is dry enough to prepare...
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- Cut Back Ornamental Grasses and Some Shrubs
- Plant and Tend Rhubarb
- Inventory Tender Bulbs and Order More
- Prune and Tend Clematis
- Plan for Pansies