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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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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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