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If you're looking for a showy landscape flower that needs very little care, try the coneflower. Coneflowers, also called Echinacea, will grow nearly anywhere. Radio interview source: Dan Heims,...
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Spring flowering bulbs multiply each year, which means they eventually have less room to grow. If you didn't have as many blooms this season, and the foliage is in a big clump, it's time to...
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"Country view" asks you to address subjects on which you are the experts. This month you share your great gardens.
Digging in the dirt, My art, and Nostalgia Digging in the dirt Few things in life leave you with a grander feeling than digging in the dirt, planting seeds or little stems, and watching the...
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This 6-acre test plot can help you master low-maintenance gardening
Minnesota Master Gardeners have a secret to share: Include at least one bench in your garden and plant yourself in it often. "People work so hard in their yards, even when they are low...
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An acreage with a breathtaking view becomes Frances Jones' garden haven.
The view Frances Jones has spent years working on her gardens, but she can't compete with the natural beauty that made her fall in love with her Tennessee acreage in the first place. The view...
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After finding the perfect home, William Simpson transforms his acreage into a welcoming destination.
An immediate connection to home When it comes to purchasing a home, sometimes you just know when you've found the perfect place. That's how it happened for William Simpson eight years ago...
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With patience and determination, a Tennessee couple work from the ground up to turn their acreage into a gardener's paradise.
Paradise at home There's nothing like living in the country to bring out the do-it-yourself attitude in homeowners. That's what Jim and Ilona Wooten discovered when they moved to their 6-...
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Linda and Joe Ragland enjoy sharing the beautiful gardens and terraces at their mountain home with visitors. "We are proud of the place and we don't mind sharing it. We love it so much,...
Appalachian mountain home It was love at first sight when Joe and Linda Ragland spotted their Appalachian mountain home. They stopped to take a casual look after hearing about the property's...
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Offering chickens garden scraps is a good way to cut down on waste and give the birds some variety in their diet. Fruits and vegetables -- including berries, apples, and greens -- as well as bread...
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Weeds sprouted early this year and took over my garden plot before I got anything planted, so Bob tilled the bed for the second time. Yesterday I planted red and white potatoes, cabbages, yellow...

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