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When it comes to preserving tomatoes, freezing is, hands down, the easiest way.
No time to can your tomatoes? Freeze them! Start with these tips (below), allowing 2½ to 3½ pounds unblemished tomatoes per quart.  CRUSHED TOMATOES: Wash and...
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Create enchanting handcrafted accents with this fragrant and versatile herb. Lavender dries easily, which makes it ideal for crafts like a handmade lavender wand—a bundle of flower heads used to...
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Beekeeper Val Jorgensen runs an organic herb, flower, and vegetable farm in Westerville, Ohio. “Our farm is very diversified, which gives the bees multiple crops to pollinate,” Val says. She tends an...
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Preserve the beauty and charm of bright blooms from your garden with these simple tips for pressing flowers. Use the finished blooms for cards, bookmarks, or botanical artwork that will last for...
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Create this simple pond-in-a-pot to enjoy water lilies on a sunny deck or patio—or anywhere you want a water garden.
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Prairie gardens require little care—no pruning, spraying, irrigation, or fertilizer. But they do require a little patience to get started. For thousands of years, tallgrass prairies covered much of...
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Harness the glimmer and gleam of light-catching glass as a decorative element in the garden with one of these sparkling options.
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Vintage finds and natural elements star in these creative projects that make backyard birds feel right at home.
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A pergola, an outdoor structure that usually offers shade from the midday sun, can be as simple or ornate as the homeowners desire. Here are a few of the pergolas that we’ve admired for their ability...
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In the Summer 2017 issue of Country Gardens, topiary master Pearl Fryar demonstrates how to turn salvaged shrubs into garden art with only a few tools and a lot of creative vision.

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