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They come in a kaleidoscope of colors, and even the leaves can be the focal point of the garden
Begonias are one of my go-to flowers every year. They stand out in mass plantings, mixed containers, and hanging baskets. Dennis Patton is an extension horticulture agent at Kansas State...
With a little creativity, farm and household castoffs can become unique and rustic plant containers as demonstrated by Jan Richenburg of Pettengill Farm in Salisbury, Massachusetts.
You can grow just about anything under plastic, but you want to make sure it’s profitable
Produce farmers who want income from their crops for more than just a few months of the year should consider high tunnels. The structures are covered with plastic, which protects plants from bad...
Spring is here! Now let's get to work!
April showers bring May flowers, and April garden chores help determine how your garden will fare all summer. Here's a list of chores broken down by region: Pacific Northwest Southern...
Consider your space, cold hardiness, and the time you can spend on care
Deciding which roses to grow in the garden is a highly personal choice based on fragrance, color, and the time you’re willing to spend on their care.  I’ve had the best luck with the...
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February is the longest month. It's 8 degrees this morning and heading to -7 overnight. I've decided to cheer myself up by looking at photos from my yard last year. Try it! Spring is just...
Cathy Lafrenz started the first U-pick flower farm in Iowa
You really don’t need a lot of space to entice people to come to your farm. Cliff and Cathy Lafrenz of Donahue, Iowa, have flowers growing in every nook-and-cranny on their two-acre U-pick...
Looking for something to do this weekend? Why not get together with your neighbors, sisters, girlfriends or kids and spend a day planting bulbs? It’s lots of fun. And there are more benefits than...
It’s fall, and that means it’s time to root around in the soil and get your flower bulbs planted. Once these buried treasures flower next spring, they’ll be making the garden sparkle. It’s sometimes...
Add a spectacular pop of color to your gardens with these vibrant flowers.