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The micro-miniature rose is a charming, country inspired ingredient for containers and tabletop planting projects, especially when armed with these tips for keeping them looking their best.
Cherished for its velvety-soft petals, classical shape, and sense of romance, the garden rose is perhaps America’s most beloved flower. Dwarf or miniature roses have similar...
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English roses lend old-world beauty and comfort to any space thanks to their soft colors, sensual fragrance, and graceful, petal-packed blooms in cupped, chalice, or rosette forms.
In the garden, English roses are prized as much for their full bush, good health, and repeat blooming as for their beautiful flowers. If you prefer to grow cutting roses in the...
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The most notable of winter-flowering woody plants, witch hazels bloom in the dead of winter.
During the cold winter months, when gardens in temperate climates seem as inviting as the tundra, witch hazels (Hamamelis spp.) provide a burst of bloom and fragrance that is a ...
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Cottage-style embodies a relaxed yet pretty approach to the garden that combines a colorful tumble of flowers and billowy plants for texture and care-free loveliness. Follow these tips for combining...
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Create a garden friendly for hummingbirds, bees, butterflies, and other pollinators by choosing at least three must-have plants and aiming for blooms throughout as many seasons as possible. Single-...
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With their bright colors and period typography, old-fashioned seed packets provide tantalizing whispers of garden promises past.
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Before the wisteria blooms, before daffodils begin their springtime dance, and before tulips turn your head, hellebores will begin a celebration in the garden as a harbinger of the end of winter.
In late winter, scores of hellebores begin to bloom, awaking their bucolic woodland settings. The leafless canopy of native hardwoods lets in low-angled winter light, spotlighting the...
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Oranges, lemons, and other citrus fruits are a treat to grow.
A glass of orange or grapefruit juice is part of the morning ritual for many of us. Although grocery stores sell oranges, lemons, limes, and grapefruit and their juices, citrus...
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Scrape off the dirt before you put them away for the season
When I’m done with the gardening season I tend to put the tools away and forget about them till next spring – and then I have to scrape off the dirt when I’m ready to use them again...
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Whether you’re shopping for a gardener or want to share your love of growing plants or caring for nature with a non-gardener, we've collected a few holiday gift-giving ideas that will bring joy...

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