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2014 All-America Selections (AAS) Flower Winners
As you plan your gardens for 2014, be sure to include a few or all of the All-America Selection Flower Winners. They are tested throughout the U.S. and Canada and selected for their unique qualities and suitability for the home garden.
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2014 Perennial Plant of the Year - Northwind Switchgrass
Make room in your landscape for Northwind Switchgrass the 2014 perennial plant of the year.
Add a Bit of Pizzazz to Your Summer Landscape
The summer weather and your busy schedule have left your landscape looking a bit weary. There’s still time to add sparkle and enjoy your landscape this summer.
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Add Grace to Your Garden with Papyrus
Papyrus has been an important crop throughout history used for food, shelter, fiber, and medicine. In more recent times it has been popular as both an indoor and outdoor plant.
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Attractive Year Round Screening
How many evergreens do I need to screen the view of my neighbor's house? This is a common question raised by gardeners across the country.
Camouflage Your Air Conditioner
Don’t let your air conditioner break the family budget or be an eye sore in your backyard. Try one of these affordable solutions to improve the view and keep your air conditioner running smoothly.
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Caring for Bare-Root Plants
So what do you do when those bare root perennials, shrubs, roses, or fruit plants you ordered arrive before you and your garden are ready or the weather is suitable for planting? Don’t despair you can preserve your investment with minimal effort.
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Celebrate National Rose Month & Plant Roses for Year Round Beauty
June is National Rose Month. Celebrate by adding a few rose bushes to your perennial garden, shrub beds, and mixed borders.
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Cleaning and Storing Plant Pots
Piles of plastic pots fill the sheds and garages of gardeners across the country. Don’t throw these in the trash. Rather look for ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle plant pots.
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Containing Aggressive Plants
Mint, beebalm, and purple coneflower are garden favorites that often get out of hand. Tame these and other garden bullies with a few planting and maintenance strategies.
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Create an Exotic Garden in Your Favorite Container
Bring a bit of the desert, tropics or evergreen forest to your backyard. Container plantings allow you to push the limits of your growing environment.
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Deadheading Flowers for Maximum Beauty
Keep your flowers blooming longer and your garden tidier with a bit of deadheading.
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Dig, Divide and Mulitply Perennials
Overcrowded, poor flowering and floppy perennials can be invigorated with a shovel and a bit of your time and energy.
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Eco-friendly Perennial Garden Weed Control
So it seems your perennial garden is filled with more weeds than flowers. Now is a great time to reclaim your garden by getting the weeds under control.
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Eco-friendly Powdery Mildew Control
Don’t panic when you find your zinnias, lilac, bee balm or phlox leaves are covered with a white powdery substance. This fungal disease, known as powdery mildew, is often a yearly problem on a variety of plants.
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Eliminate Floppy Perennials
Flopping perennials can ruin the beauty and enjoyment of your garden. Take note and prevent future problems with a bit of proactive care.
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Fall Décor for Your Landscape
The cooler temperatures of fall signal a change of season and an opportunity to add some fall décor to the landscape.
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Try forcing a few spring flowering bulbs for indoor enjoyment or added beauty on your patio and deck.
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Gardening on a Budget
We are all looking for ways to make our dollars go further. And that includes landscaping and gardening projects.
Grow Parsley for You and the Butterflies to Enjoy
Parsley is not just a garnish for your meals. This Vitamin rich herb is a great addition to your garden and recipes.
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Grow Some Homemade Soup for Valentine's Day
Celebrate Valentine’s Day and National Homemade Soup Day by sharing a bowl of soup with the ones you love. And while you sip some soup, start planning the soup ingredients you’ll grow in this year’s garden.
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Apples are the perfect fat-free fruit for your diet and garden. Plant just a couple trees or a small orchard so you can harvest an apple-a-day right from your own backyard.
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Landscape for Fall Color
Mums are the traditional fall flower – but don’t stop there. You can find plenty of plants to add to your landscape’s fall display.
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Mark the Spot to Protect Perennials
X may not mark the spot in the garden – but bulbs, plant markers or standing stems sure can help guide your cleanup efforts next spring.
Balloon flower, butterfly weed and swamp mallow are a few of the plants that emerge late in the spring. This makes it easy to accidently weed them out during spring clean-up.
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Masking Declining Bulb Foliage
Tired of looking at the fading foliage of early season bloomers? Mask the ugliness of these declining leaves and increase the beauty of your landscape this season.
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Whether you are sharing a piece of a favorite plant, a bit of family history, or a shared memory, pass-along plants have long been a part of the gardening tradition.
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Protecting Your Landscape from Wildlife Damage
They’re cute, they’re furry and they love to eat – the plants in your landscape. At any time of year you may find yourself doing battle with the rabbits, deer, or other wildlife.
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Sifting Through Garden Catalogs
Your mailbox and dining room table are overflowing with catalogs filled with pictures of beautiful flowers and scrumptious vegetables. With so many choices it can be a bit overwhelming – I can help.
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Space Saving Vegetable Gardening Tips
Don’t panic if your garden plans are bigger than the available planting space. I have some space saving techniques that can help you get the most out of your landscape.
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The First Day of Winter
Celebrate the first day of winter with a walk around the neighborhood or nearby botanical garden. It’s a great way to walk off a few of those holiday calories and plan for added winter interest in your landscape.
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Time to Evaluate and Plan for Changes in the Garden
Stop and take a few minutes to evaluate the success, challenges and failures of the past growing season. Investing time now can save you additional time, money and frustration in next season's garden.
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Missing bark at the base of trees and shrubs, damaged perennial roots, and trails in the lawn are sure signs that voles have been at work.
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What's New: 2011 All-America Selections Winners (AAS)
Get your garden off to a winning start by including a few All-America Selections winners in this year’s garden.
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What's On My Plate Day: Grow Nutritional Vegetables
Celebrate “What’s on my Plate Day” and surprise your family with a plate full of nutritious vegetables. Serve ‘em cooked up as ratatouille, chopped and mixed in a stir-fry or tossed in a tasty salad.
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Winter Care for Unplanted Trees, Shrubs and Perennials
Fall plant sales and all those tempting new varieties have many of us buying more plants than we have time or space to plant. Protect them over the winter and reduce your workload by heeling them in until you have time to find a permanent spot in your garden.