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These rare and historic heirloom varieties are preserved so they can be savored for generations.
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Your soil and garden type will dictate which tools you need and how to use them. Here are some tips for safe and effective digging.
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Gearing up with the right tools makes any gardening task easier and more efficient.
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Seed bags date back to the early 20th century, when seeds such as corn and alfalfa were sold in large canvas sacks. Look-at-me colors and bold graphics are part of the history and charm of collecting...
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New hybrids of this stalwart perennial add warm color to early summer gardens.
Over the years, American gardeners have somewhat overlooked geums, also called avens or Grecian roses (Geum spp.), but recently some stunning new cultivars have been ...
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If ever there was a flower that shimmers in a cheerful spectrum of colors, it’s zinnias, hands down.
Affable, affordable, and infinitely happy-go-lucky, zinnias are the sort of kick-yourshoes-off, toss-away-your-inhibitions kind of flower you want to hang with all summer long. Easy to grow...
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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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Hostas are so easy to divide and share that they’re sometimes called “the friendship plant.” Here are our best tips for sharing your own hostas with friends and family.
Hostas continue to climb in popularity as dependable shade plants and for good reason. Depending on the variety, hostas will mature into broad clumps that can have blue, chartreuse, or solid...
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The huge trumpet flowers on this perennial add tropical drama and color even in Northern gardens.
Common names: Hardy hibiscus, rose mallow, swamp mallow, wild cotton, Eastern rose mallow  Botanical name: Hibiscus moscheutos, hybrids, and cultivars  Hardiness: Zones...

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