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The timeless, swoonworthy lilac is the symbol of spring—in the garden and in the vase.
In Love with Lilacs   Whether you have childhood memories of playing beneath Grandmother’s overgrown lilacs or you first noticed Syringa vulgaris at a local ...
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Front tines or rear tines will make a difference
A garden tiller can be an important tool in cultivating weeds, working in compost, and starting new beds. As you’re shopping for one, consider the size and scale of the garden, how much money...
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The Best of Country Gardens celebrates the spirit of and romance of gardening as a lifestyle. Whether you have 40 acres or live 40 stories high, we know that country style is more than a passing...
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Water gardens can offer rewards in myriad shapes and sizes, from a small potted garden on a deck to a meandering stream or cascading waterfall. The presence of water transforms a garden into an...
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The Smithsonian Institution’s “Patios, Pools & the Invention of the American Backyard” exhibit is currently travelling across the nation. The exhibit, culled from the ...
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Turn your garden into a habitat inviting for winged visitors with considerate plantings, a sources of food, water, and shelter. Start by identifying the birds that frequent your region, then...
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Adaptable and dependable, redbud blossoms fill their branches to announce spring’s arrival.
  Redbuds (Cercis spp.) are understory trees and are among the earliest to bloom in early spring, just after forsythia and before the dogwoods. Their amazing pink, fuchsia, and purple pea-...
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Easily identified by their trio of leaves and three-petal flowers, trilliums are a declaration that winter has been conquered.
Native to North America and Asia, many trillium species occur naturally in the Southern United States. They flourish in deep humusy soil and light sun rather than dense shade. The plants slip into...
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For the tidiest garden on the block, you’ll need to regularly prune, sweep, and clean up. The right tools make those tasks simple and help to better manage your time. Here are options that will more...
Edgers create a defined trench by cutting weed and grass roots for sharp borders on lawns. Find them both in gas, electric, and cordless (lithium-ion battery-powered) models...
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Tiny but tough, pearly white snowdrops return year after year to remind us spring is on its way.
In that dreary time after the holiday hubbub, it often feels like the garden will never awaken. But suddenly one day, bluish-green spears erupt through the icy ground. The snowdrops—...

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