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The fall migration season is an ideal time to spot unusual birds, and a bird-friendly garden full of berries, seed heads, and colorful blooms will attract many birds to any garden. Learn what to plant to help the birds in your area.
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Here's a resource for looking up everything from design ideas and plant suggestions to growing tips and advice for dealing with pests and diseases.
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The USDA Plant Database website offers more than 40,000 photos to help you identify plants in your state, learn about endangered plants and find invasive plants and noxious weeds. Find out more about this great resource for gardeners.
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Sprucing up out front pays off: landscaping improvements are one of the top five home improvements recommended to sellers by real estate professionals. Even if you’re not putting your house on the market, a few smart touches will up your curb appeal and make your house a nicer place to come home to.
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Side yards are often skinny and neglected spots in the garden. Here are some ideas to turn a side yard into welcoming garden space
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Check out the new lineup of flowering shrubs debuting in garden centers and nurseries this year, including reblooming hydrangeas and weigelas and a native wisteria.
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Most yards have at least a few tight areas between buildings, sidewalks and houses. For narrow-space gardening, here's a selection of skinny plants for skinny spaces.
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One of the nicest finishing touches to landscape improvement is lighting. There are several methods to providing an accent to a night-time garden.
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Learn how to add focal points to turn a dull landscape into an eye-grabbing work of natural art, even if you are not a landscape designer.
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Preen gives you a wide variety of ideas to put together a color palette for your garden. Learn and apply these tips and let your garden’s true colors show.
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Gardens — and the way people grow them — are constantly changing. Here’s a look at what horticulturists, growers, researchers, and garden trend-watchers think will be the hot gardening trends in the next few years.
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A picturesque landscape doesn’t have to be an investment involving landscapers, contractors and a wholesale overhaul. It’s possible to breathe new life into a sad landscape with just a few high-impact, modestly-priced changes. Consider these eight possibilities.
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New plant varieties are usually bred for longer bloom time, new colors, compact size, pest and disease resistance, or improved cold hardiness. These are attractive qualities many gardeners gravitate toward during plant selection. An often overlooked trait, however, is fragrance.
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Many plants have preferences about where they make their home. Before you venture to the garden center, weigh your ideas against the space you expect to plant in. The successful plant will suit the environment your home and landscape offer.
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One way to cut work in the garden is to plant low-maintenance, pest-resistant shrubs that need little to no pruning. Three excellent new flowering shrubs are debuting in spring 2011 that fill all three of those bills. Check out these at the garden center.
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Plants with colorful fall fruits are often underused. Fall-fruiting plants offer more than just color, though.
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Ready to walk on the wild side in your garden? All you need are plants that provide food and shelter and a source of water.
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Spring is planting time and for those expanding their gardening horizons, this means a date with the shovel or rototiller. Read on for helpful tips for converting lawns into beautiful gardens and landscapes.
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As long as your perennials have not been bothered by insect or disease infestation, many of them can stay upright through the winter to serve as a food source for birds. Others hold their own to provide winter interest.
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You don't have to give up color in the landscape just because the temperatures start to drop. Here are three annuals that are tolerant of cooler weather and will keep going into winter.
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Shrubs add size and mass to the container collection and, in large pots, will likely survive two or three years in cold climates.
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Annuals are about the least expensive way to try something new in the summer garden. Many annuals are easy to grow from seed, or for instant good looks you can buy transplants at garden centers.
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Rock gardens and other landscape spots with shallow, sandy or fast-draining soil need plants that can tolerate those challenging conditions.
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Many gardeners look for plants that are rare, hard to find or more unusual than average garden-center fare. This is where online and mail-order catalog retailers come in. And early spring is the time to order. Here are some tips.
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Hot, dry summers can be hard on plants. Be a water-wise gardener with these three heat-tolerant plants.
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As temperatures rise, some plants flag, requiring more water to keep blooming or they go dormant. Not so with three sun-loving annuals that take the heat and keep on blooming all summer long long with very little work.
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Most of us think of evergreens as trees and shrubs, but there also are evergreen perennials to brighten the winter landscape.
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