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Growing Roses in Cold Climates
The rose is considered by many to be queen of the flower garden, but for northern gardeners especially, she also has a reputation as a demanding diva. The newly revised and updated edition of...
Open Days in the Garden
What's one of the best -- and most enjoyable -- ways to get new ideas and learn about garden design? By visiting some great gardens, of course! That's the idea behind the Garden Conservancy's Open...
Name that Bird Song
One of the delights of gardening has nothing to do with the gardening itself. It is simply the joy at being outdoors, feeling the sun on your face (or maybe some rain at times!), watching bees and...
Invasive Species Surprises
Most gardeners in the Northeast remember the drenching that Tropical Storm Irene gave the region late last summer, and her effects are still being felt, sometimes in unexpected ways. Flooding was...
In the Garden
I feel like I've been "crying wolf" each time I think that a shower is the last one of the spring -- and then along comes another one a couple of weeks later. Every year's weather is different, and perhaps I just don't remember the previous ones very...
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Shows & Events
53rd Annual Epiphyllum Show and Sale On Saturday and Sunday, May 19 and 20, from 9am to 4pm, the Epiphyllum Society of America (ESA)...
Clever Gardening Technique
Protect New Shoots Use plastic baskets from cherry tomatoes or strawberries to protect newly-sprouted seedlings such...
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- Plan Your Harvest Times
- Use Corn to Support Pole Beans
- Protect Bare Tree Trunks from Sunburn
- Brighten Shade with Blooming Plants
- Keep Roses Blooming