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Why limit mums to garden borders when you can cut the stems for clever arrangements? Cut blooms from all over the crown instead of just one spot, and take stems from several mums if you want to keep...
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Most succulents love summer. They soak up the sun, grow, and thrive during the warmest months. Once fall arrives, though, some varieties succumb to frost and plunging temperatures. Help your...
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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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Guy Wolff, a New England potter whose hand-thrown flowerpots are modern classics much treasured by gardeners, has created a series of presidential flowerpots, each true to a president’s era and...
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Strawberries grown in hanging pots produce a lush display as well as handfuls of sweet treats even in their first season. Naturally trailing, strawberry work well in containers due to their shallow...
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Harvest apples on your patio or near your front door by planting dwarf apple trees in easy-to-move containers. Dwarf apple trees grow to about 8 to 10 feet tall and wide, but provide an abundance of...
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The low-maintenance appeal and graphic nature of succulents and cactus allow gardeners to have fun when designing both containers and planting beds in the garden. Here are just a few ideas to help...
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Plant a rustic tool caddy with daffodils and other flowers for a portable breath of spring.
To plant your own springtime daffodil garden in a container, you’ll need: • Tool caddy (or other container) • Hand drill • Rocks (for drainage) •...
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Sow a crop of carrots in containers—you’ll savor beautiful foliage and garden-fresh flavor. This humble root crop segues easily from garden to pot, adapting and thriving in container culture. The...
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Get a jump on spring—and the thrill of planting—with an early show starring lily-of-the-valley. Lily-of-the-valley (Convallaria majalis) is an old-fashioned favorite known for its fragrant white...

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