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Pick a Perfect Pumpkin
Whether for fall decorating, delicious pies, or Halloween Jack-'o-lanterns, October is pumpkin time. If you're growing your own, how do you know when your pumpkin is ready to pick? And if you're...
2013 American Garden Award
All-America Selections has announced the winners of this year's American Garden Award, now in its fifth year. The 2013 American Garden Award featured four new flower varieties chosen by their...
Coping with the Emerald Ash Borer
The emerald ash borer (EAB) is a small insect that is causing some big problems. Accidentally introduced into the U.S., this Asian native is thought to have arrived in wooden packing materials...
The Impact of Climate Change on Colorful Fall Foliage
New England hillsides are beginning to blaze up in their much-anticipated seasonal display of reds, oranges, yellows. Unfortunately in the Northeast and other parts of the country, this autumnal...
In the Garden
It's that time. What are you going to do with all those leaves? Leaves are a great organic soil amendment. Here are some suggestions for ways to take advantage of this free yearly gift from Mother Nature. Start by shredding leaves by running them over...
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Favorite or New Plant
'Siam Queen' Basil If there truly is a plant for all things, 'Siam Queen' basil comes close. It is an amazingly...
Shows & Events
Grow and Maintain Your Own Apple Trees Workshop Learn all about growing apples in your own yard at this Minnesota Landscape Arboretum workshop on...
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- Protect Young Trunks
- Prepare to Winterize Roses
- Drain Pools
- Lift Tender Bulbs
- Ripen Green Tomatoes