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Home-grown loofa sponges are great for exfoliating - and for dinner
If you’re looking for an unusual plant to grow this year, try growing your own loofa sponges. Jeanine Davis is an extension specialist at North Carolina State University.  She says...
Mesa™ Peach Blanket Flower fall 2014 plant from High Country Gardens
Although spring is known as the ideal season for planting, there are benefits to planting between August and October. High Country Gardens explains why, and offers a look at perennials for fall...
Welcome tiny fairies, leprechauns, garden gnomes, and other fantastical creatures into your garden. Let your imagination run wild!
Wildflower seeds are forecasted to be a hot commodity this year. Master gardener, Mike Lizotte, will tell you everything you need to know.
An Illinois woman opens her historic farm and gardens to share the soothing power of the natural world.
During two bouts with cancer, Deborah Marqui of St. Charles, Illinois turned to nature to help her heal. “In 1995 I was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and then in November of 2001...
The USDA has released a new version of its plant hardiness zone map. You may be in a new zone, but this is no reason to upset your gardening plans
Radio interview source: Kim Kaplan, Spokeswoman, Agricultural Research Service, USDA Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below   The USDA's plant hardiness zone map...
To find the right peony for your garden, consider color and length of season before you make a decision
Radio interview source: Laverne Dunsmore, Co-Owner, Countryside Gardens Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below Peonies are a lazy gardener's dream. They're one of the...
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I'm pleased with the progress of my garden, but worried about rain. I don't like to water. The potatoes in front I planted. The potatoes coming up in the middle and back of my garden...
When you're living the country life, fair time is a huge deal! Here are some favorite fair photos from our readers and staff.
Get a jump on spring planting by starting select flower and vegetable seeds indoors!