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Bird Feeder Basics

By Lynn Ocone

Bird Feeder Basics

Watching birds in your garden and at feeders is one of the most pleasurable ways to enjoy nature through a cold winter. On snowy days, their liveliness, colors and sounds...

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Sow Biennials

Biennials such as hollyhocks, foxgloves, and sweet William grow leaves the first year and flowers the second. For flowers next year, sow seeds now indoors in flats placed under lights or directly seed them into a shaded, cool area of the garden.

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