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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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Combat stubborn ground with a raised flower bed
Source: Dr. Chris Starbuck, associate professor, University of Missouri Department of Horticulture                     Living with hard,...
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Prepare your roses for another season of beautiful blooms with these tips
Radio interview source: Doug Jimerson, garden editor, Better Homes & Gardens                            ...
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Here are some great ideas from our Summer 2006 issue. Give them a try on your acreage!
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Rich, burnished burgundy, purple, pink, gold, and mahogany can make your garden glow like a sunset. As the autumn leaves start to fall, a Minnesota couple, both professional gardeners who love this...
Colorful autumn blooms Autumn marks the end of the growing season for most gardeners. But it's the start of a glorious time of year for Arla Carmichiel and Steve Kelley of Long Lake,...
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Beams of light shimmer on the surface, illuminating exotic blooms. Elaborate or simple, a calming water garden can be yours -- with tips from these experts
It's all in the details A dragonfly dive-bombs the mirrorlike surface of one of Tom and Marilyn Kenney's four water gardens. Nearby, a lavender tropical water lily unfurls its delicate...

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