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Practical Meets Pretty

| August 28, 2010
Practical Meets Pretty

Container gardening for beauty and bounty Container gardening is a great alternative for people who don’t have the time or space for a full garden or flower bed. Often, however, container gardeners may feel they have to choose between beauty and practicality. When you can only plant so many containers, what do you fill them […]

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Fall Planting for Fall Blooms

| August 1, 2010
Fall Planting for Fall Blooms

Planting bulbs in fall is usually about anticipation of spring blooms.

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Light up the Garden with Daylilies

| July 1, 2010
Light up the Garden with Daylilies

Though each flower lasts but a day, daylilies light up the garden with blooms for many weeks. The common orange and yellow stalwarts have given way to color combinations too numerous to list, and browsing a catalog is enough to make a gardener swoon. With flowers that are single or double, ruffled or smooth, large […]

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Easy Elegance Roses

| July 1, 2010
Easy Elegance Roses

A tour of the 2010 Easy Elegance® Rose garden showcases these popular, easy-growing roses in all colors and sizes. Zone 9-hardy plants are available at better garden centers across the area. One new variety adaptable to Zone 9 joins this year’s collection—Coral Cove, an ever-blooming petite rose with pink, orange and yellow petals. Coral Cove […]

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Bring on the Birds Simple solutions to turn your backyard into an avian oasis

| June 1, 2010
Bring on the Birds Simple solutions to turn your backyard into an avian oasis

Who doesn’t love spring? Flowers bloom, trees bud and bright songbirds return to the area. The renewed resurgence of radiant life may make you want to get in on the action. But if gardening isn’t your thing and you just don’t see yourself as the type to go on a long outdoor hike, you can […]

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Hydrangeas

| May 1, 2010
Hydrangeas

With a colder-than-usual winter behind us and spring bursting into bloom, home gardeners are salvaging what they can from the winter freezes and filling in with new plants where necessary. For colorful blooms that last from spring into fall, there’s nothing cheerier than hydrangeas. Among the easiest to grow varieties are First Editions® and Endless […]

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