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How to choose all-star plants: 10 tips on bringing the right plant home

January 11, 2013

Wondering how to pick the best plants for your garden? There are many things to consider when shopping for plants. Here are 10 tips on bringing the right plant home taken from Andrew Keys’ new book, Why Grow That When You Can Grow This? 255 Extraordinary Alternatives to Everyday Problem Plants.

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How to choose all-star plants: Making sense of the options

January 10, 2013

The following is excerpted from Andrew Keys’ Why Grow That When You Can Grow This? 255 Extraordinary Alternatives to Everyday Problem Plants. It’s an all-too-frequent story: many gardeners throw in the towel when it comes time to shop. You either give up because of the mind-boggling selection, or you forget everything you’ve learned and go […]

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How to choose all-star plants: Defining which plants can grow in your garden

January 9, 2013

The following is excerpted from Andrew Keys’ Why Grow That When You Can Grow This? 255 Extraordinary Alternatives to Everyday Problem Plants If the garden is the high school musical, then plants must be its cast of characters, and, of course, the cycle of seasons is its plot. Like every good play, then, every good […]

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