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Less Planting, More Butterhead Lettuce!
April 30, 2012
Less Planting, More Butterhead Lettuce!
Butterhead lettuce is the darling of early summer salads. Tossed with a light dressing and topped with fresh herbs and veggies, it's an irresistible t...
Cover Up Withering Bulbs with Perfectly Matched Perennials
April 26, 2012
Cover Up Withering Bulbs with Perfectly Matched Perennials
Love bulbs but hate their withering foliage? Perennials to the rescue! Cornell University researchers spent four years studying bulb and pe...
Gardeners Win Free Trips to Vegas
April 24, 2012
Gardeners Win Free Trips to Vegas
We're excited to announce the winners of the 2012 Top Tool Tester Contest! With more than 200 entries showcasing gardens from California to Maine, the...
We Love These Garden Bloggers!
April 23, 2012
We Love These Garden Bloggers!
When you're hungry to learn what others are doing with their gardens—whether it's dealing with pests or seeing what they're planting—where...
Grow Gorgeous Plants with Healthy Soil
April 19, 2012
Grow Gorgeous Plants with Healthy Soil
What's the secret to a gorgeous, healthy garden? Great soil! While it can take time to build it up, it isn't difficult if you follow these five tips:...
The Smart (and Painless) Way to Garden
April 17, 2012
The Smart (and Painless) Way to Garden
You're a curious gardener, always interested in learning best practices and the latest trends. Your gardens are your passion, and they're where you pu...
It's Never Too Early to Consider Fall Color
April 16, 2012
It's Never Too Early to Consider Fall Color
Ah, spring! Can fall be far behind? Thankfully it is, but now is the time to start planning for autumn...
Pretty and Practical: Paisley Gloves Protect Hands and Arms
April 12, 2012
Pretty and Practical: Paisley Gloves Protect Hands and Arms
For a gardener, a well-made pair of gloves is as valuable a tool as a sharp pruner. That's because gloves do more than keep your hands and nails clean...
Give Buffalo Grass A Chance
April 10, 2012
Give Buffalo Grass A Chance
It's only April, but spring's early arrival has brought the early arrival of lawn chores, from cutting and trimming to fertilizing and watering. And i...
Container Gardening Without the Hassle
April 09, 2012
Container Gardening Without the Hassle
What two things do most gardeners have in common? They need space for growing plants, and whatever space they have never seems to be enough! That's on...
Fabric Pots: A Smart Choice for Healthy Plants
April 05, 2012
Fabric Pots: A Smart Choice for Healthy Plants
What do plants have in common with people? They like having air movement, access to water, and plenty of room to stretch their legs. Seems pretty ...
Easter Lilies: Tips for Best Blooms
April 03, 2012
Easter Lilies: Tips for Best Blooms
For Easter, a single plant has grown as symbolic of the holiday as colored eggs: the elegant Easter lily (Lilium longiflorum). If you're the lucky rec...
V-Shaped Planter Provides Lots of Growing Space
April 02, 2012
V-Shaped Planter Provides Lots of Growing Space
When it comes to raised beds, it's hard to imagine how the concept could be any better. Just the right height, they make it easy to plant and tend flo...
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