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7 ways to a more waterwise garden

May 29, 2015

The drought in the American West has made water use–and conservation–more of a topic than ever. If you’ve found yourself pouring more water into the ground than you want (or than you want to pay for), consider these seven ways to a more waterwise garden. Create hydro-zones Group together plants with similar moisture needs Put […]

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What do roses need?

March 19, 2015

The key to healthy, prosperous roses is knowing what they need. In this post, Roses Without Chemicals author Peter Kuklieski explains the basics. Over the years I have been asked time and again, “What do I do with my rose when I take it home? How do I plant it and care for it?” My […]

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Rules, schmules: How to tell good advice from bad

January 23, 2012

Meleah Maynard, author of the new book Decoding Gardening Advice, is our guest poster today. She shares her thoughts about following gardening rules–do you follow them in your own garden? You can read more from Meleah on her blog, Everyday Gardener. Rules can really suck the fun and relaxation out of all things good. I’ve always thought […]

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Deer are as thirsty as your plants are

August 15, 2011

I’d like to welcome guest poster Ruth Rogers Clausen, author of 50 Beautiful Deer-Resistant Plants. Don’t forget to enter to win a copy of her book and a pair of Womanswork gloves in our giveaway this week! In times of summer drought, deer are as thirsty as your plants are. Imagine this for a moment: […]

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