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Pretty tough vines

March 24, 2017

Selecting tough plants is increasingly important in the age of climate change, so the experts at Plant Select® detail the most resilient, water-smart, and colorful picks for your home garden in Pretty Tough Plants. Learn more about the best vines for your garden and patio in this excerpt:

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Flowering meadow design: RHS steppe-prairie

March 23, 2017

Using a distinct technique of sowing meadows from seed, James Hitchmough creates plant communities that mimic the dramatic beauty of natural meadows and offer a succession of blooms over many months. With case studies in some of the world’s most respected gardens, Hitchmough walks you though the gardening techniques and design strategies you need to […]

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Pruning your rhododendron

March 23, 2017

Rhododendron is a large genus, with more than 1,000 evergreen and deciduous tree and shrub species and many cultivars. The national flower of Nepal and state flower of both West Virginia and Washington State, rhododendrons thrive in environments with moist, well-drained, acid soil and dappled shade. Although this group requires very little pruning, it is important […]

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Pick the perfect perennial

March 16, 2017

Selecting new flowers to plant this spring? Before falling in love with a colorful bloom, you’ll want to know if the maintenance requirements are a good fit for your garden. Which plants need cutting back after flowering? Which ones should be divided every year, or every 10 years, and so forth? Luckily Tracy DiSabato-Aust has the […]

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What you need to know about deadheading

March 16, 2017

As the “deadhead queen,” I frequently speak and write on the importance of removing old or spent dead flowers. If you are looking for more information about rock ’n’ rollers, this is not the right place, although that might sound somewhat more intriguing. . .

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Pruning to prepare for spring

March 16, 2017

It used to be accepted practice to cut down most perennials in autumn. Fortunately, as our appreciation for the winter forms and our awareness of the habits of birds and butterflies advances, we no longer mindlessly go out and cut everything back at once, leaving the garden naked of any sign of dormant plants.

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Calm tummy salve recipe

March 15, 2017

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Afternoon pick me up tea recipe

March 15, 2017

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An interview with Karen Randall

March 9, 2017

“Terrestrial gardening gets us outdoors and in touch with nature in a very profound way. Aquatic gardening gives us the opportunity to keep our hands dirty (and wet) year round!” —Karen Randall

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State birds of the Pacific Northwest

March 7, 2017

Birds of the Pacific Northwest describes and illustrates more than 400 bird species commonly encountered in the diverse landscapes of the region. In this excerpt, John Shewey and Tim Blount tell us more about the iconic state birds of Oregon, Washington, and Idaho.

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