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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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Get a jump on spring—and the thrill of planting—with an early show starring lily-of-the-valley. Lily-of-the-valley (Convallaria majalis) is an old-fashioned favorite known for its fragrant, bell-...
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This pleasent mix of perennials and roses will set off any arbor and set a romantic, cottage-garden feel to your landscaping.
This arbor sports a 'New Dawn' rose, a classic climber. It grows to 20 feet tall (keep it in check with spring pruning) and bears lovely 3-inch-diameter blooms with soft pink petals...
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A dozen roses are a classic expression of love on Valentine's Day, but wouldn't forget-me-nots tucked into a nest of love-in-a-mist say more? Here are 10 plants that owe their names to...

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