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Rigging up a barrel to collect rain and direct it to thirsty plants is one of the best ways to garden smarter. Harvesting rainwater is a tried-and-true practice. Once you realize how much water can...
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Primroses (Primula) make a splash in the spring garden.
Primroses can be found from the Alps to the Himalayas … and often at your neighborhood supermarket. The more than 400 species come in various shapes and sizes and bear blooms...
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Create a mobile shelf for starting seeds and winter plants indoors.
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More than merely a vase with voluptuous curves and a glint of sparkle, glass forcers launch bulbs into their preseason escapades. Just add water.
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For the spring garden, cheery daffodils are the perfect flower. They are brightly colored to perk up spirits, hungry deer avoid them, and they are among the first flowers of the season to bloom.
These harbingers of spring have inspired people for ages. In the mid-1700s, botanist Carl Linnaeus gave a wild white flower with yellow cup the botanical name Narcissus, after the...
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Choose from camellias’ remarkable range of colors, forms, and sizes for a focal point in your garden, a background for smaller shrubs, or an enchanting container plant.
In the Southern landscape, camellias are as important to gardens as rhododendrons are to gardens farther north. They thrive in mild winter climates, where their alternate...
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Whimsical birdhouses give you a chance to invite aviary acquaintances while adding charming and inexpensive architecture to your garden. Birds don’t really care whether your birdhouses are rustic or...
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Looking for something new in your vegetable garden this year? Check out these five new vegetable and edible varieties for 2017!
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Our northern winter landscape has been pleading for greenery lately. My cue to stop staring out the window at my brown garden and settle in with a book that rekindles an interest in all things...
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Enjoy a selection of our all-time favorite tulips that are right at home in the country garden, whether potted in a container or reliably returning to beds and borders each spring. Fortunately, a...

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