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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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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.
Budget-wise and Eco-friendly Seed Starting
Don’t let a tight budget stop you from starting seeds indoors. Get creative and involve the whole family in the process.
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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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Caring for Mother's Day Bouquets
Extend the beauty and enjoyment of this year’s Mother’s Day bouquet. A few extra minutes spent caring for cut flowers can add days to your enjoyment.
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Celebrate Mother's Day in a Public Garden
Celebrate Mother’s Day and National Public Gardens Day with a visit to your favorite public garden or arboretum.
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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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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 Your Own Holiday Centerpiece
Don’t let the holiday rush and winter weather ruin your holiday party. Take a few minutes to walk through your garden and gather a few items to create a holiday centerpiece.
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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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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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Elderberry: International Herb of the Year
Hardy, edible and the 2013 International Herb of the Year make elderberry a great plant for any size landscape or even container gardens.
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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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Webby tents can often be seen on the tips of tree branches in fall. Apples, willows, birch, and ash are just a few of the more than 100 species that can be infested. These webby tents are the home to the fall webworm.
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Family Fun Feeding the Birds
Plants are the easiest way to bring birds into your landscape, but you may want to increase the number and diversity of winged visitors by supplementing with a few feeders.
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On your next winter walk, check apples, pears, quince and other members of the rose family for signs of fireblight disease.
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Fold Your Own Origami Paper Pots
Recycle your old newspapers into biodegradable pots for starting seeds this year. It is a money-saving activity the whole family will enjoy.
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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.
Get Outdoors and Improve Your Family's Health
June 12th is National Get Outdoors Day. So gather the family and head out to the garden.
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Green Roof Birdfeeder
Invite the birds into your landscape for added color, motion, and interest while creating a focal point in one of your gardens. Plant a green roof birdfeeder.
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Harvesting Flowers for Drying
Enjoy your garden’s beauty year round. Harvest and dry a few flowers to use in flower arrangements, craft project or as gifts for friends and family.
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Junior Walker Catmint
If you’ve grown Walker’s Low catmint – you know it’s not so low. In fact, this heat and drought tolerant perennial grows 2 to 3 feet tall and wide. If this is a problem, I have an alternative for you.
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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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Leaf Activity for Kids
Get outdoors and enjoy the colors, smells and sounds of fall. And be sure to collect a few colorful leaves along the way.
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Long Blooming and Repeat Blooming Shrubs
Don’t sacrifice beauty for function when you can have both. Select long blooming shrubs that can screen bad views, create barriers and serve as the framework or a focal point in your landscape.
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Low Maintenance Roses
So you want to grow roses, but don’t want to fuss? Don’t worry - you can have beautiful roses with minimal care.
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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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Recycle Your Christmas Tree
Don’t drag that Christmas tree to the curb. Give it a second life in your landscape.
Cut trees make great windbreaks in the landscape. Strategically place discarded Christmas trees on the windward side of rhododendron, boxwood and other broadleaf evergreens to reduce problems with winter burn.
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Reviving Wilted Cut Roses
Nothing says Happy Valentine’s Day like a fresh bouquet of roses. And nothing is more disappointing than when the necks of those roses wilt and ruin the display.
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Rose Flower Proliferation
Plants are amazing. They often produce unusual growths, unexpected flower and leaf colors and other surprises. Sometimes these changes lead to the introduction of a new variety while other times it leaves gardeners perplexed. The latter is the case with rose flower proliferation.
Shrubs That Attract Birds
Birds can add color and motion to your landscape year round. Planting shrubs that provide food and shelter is an easy and affordable way to bring birds into your backyard.
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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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The Edible and Ornamental Chokeberry (Aronia)
Though chokeberry is not an appetizing name, this four season beauty is making a big impact in edible and ornamental gardens.
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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Visit a Park and Improve Your Mood
Gather family and friends and head out to a nearby park to celebrate holidays, family events or just to relax and escape the stress of everyday life.
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.