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When you’re ready to expand your horizons beyond classic bulbs such as crocuses, daffodils, and tulips, give easy-care, globe-shape alliums a try. Alliums
Alliums in the Garden These out-of-the-ordinary bulbs tend to have the same globelike bloom shape as their onion and garlic cousins do when they’re allowed to go to flower in...
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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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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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