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Check out these perfect dessert recipes featuring America’s autumn sweetheart, the apple.
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Vegetable growing guides to make growing easier for gardeners at all levels.
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Here are three products we love for container gardening.
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Spring is a season of dramatic changes in your yard and gardens. Why not make some changes in your cooking too! These recipes give you a delicious start!
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Delicious recipes using versatile zucchini in a range of dishes, from main courses to desserts.
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Are the critters in your yard doing damage to your tulip and crocus plantings?  Here are 8 beautiful spring bulbs that are resistant to deer, rabbits and rodents.
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In the Eastern United States, a voracious pest has been munching its way through viburnums, one of the most popular garden shrubs. Serious infestations kill the plants both in our gardens and in the wild. Here are some things you should know about the Viburnum Leaf Beetles.
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Is summer’s bounty starting to pile up in your kitchen? Well, then, it’s time to make some tasty dishes! We love these fresh and delicious options that use basil, tomatoes and zucchini.
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Many a rookie vegetable gardener sees planting the vegetable garden as a once-and-done spring thing. Learn how techniques such as replanting and interplanting can help you get the maximum return out of your veggie garden.
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Another new virus is killing roses throughout much of the United States. Learn how to spot the symptoms and project your roses against this deadly disease.
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This year impatiens will be scarce or non-existent in garden centers due to a serious fungal disease. Downy mildew largely wiped out this go-to annual flower for shade in at least 35 states. What to plant instead? Here are 8 reliable annuals for shady spots.
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Gardeners who have limited space can now grow blueberries and raspberries thanks to plant breeders who have introduced dwarf versions of blueberry and raspberry plants.
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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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At a time when most plants are preparing for winter, these easy-to-grow perennials add glorious, long-blooming, and colorful flowers in the fall landscape, extending the gardening season through Autumn.
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There are some everyday houseplants that may be hazardous to dogs and cats. Some symptoms are mild and don’t cause long-term damage to a pet’s health. Others, though, can be deadly. The key is knowing which are dangerous and which are not.
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Wondering why your impatiens are dying? A deadly new strain of downy mildew disease is wiping out impatiens in many parts of the United States this summer. In 2012 it has spread quickly throughout much of the North and East, and also parts of the Southeast. Read on to find out more about the disease, what to watch for and what you should do in your garden.
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Vegetables are at their tastiest and most nutritious when they’re picked at the peak of ripeness. Here’s a tip list for harvesting 25 of the most common home-garden vegetable crops.
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Planting in the shade has consisted of the most familiar evergreen flowering shrubs. Here are options for shrubs that tolerate low light.
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You could keep paying $3 or more for a packet or pot of fresh herbs at the grocery store or you could start growing your own herbs for pennies – even fresher and almost at arm’s reach whenever you need a sprig for dinner. Culinary herbs are some of the easiest plants to grow.
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Learn the proper way to start your own water garden and select the proper plants for it.
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Are those misbehaving plants giving you a headache? Take control of your garden with these tips.
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Tired of the same old mums, black-eyed Susans, and orange daylilies? Plant breeders have been hard at work developing lots of new perennial flowers that bloom longer, come in new colors, and grow sturdier than past versions.
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Prepare your vegetable garden for the cool season. Know which crops to plant and what won't work. Cool-season plants include: broccoli, onions, peas and more.
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What gardeners do in the early spring landscape will have a big impact on the rest of the season. Here is a comprehensive guide to help you start your garden on the right path this spring.
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If you grow vegetables or garden organically, you'll want to learn how organic Preen Vegetable Garden Weed Preventer can keep your garden free of weeds for up to four weeks per application.
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Best bulb practices and tips for planting, care, weed control and where to plant your bulbs.
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How to prepare your plants and pots for the Fall and Winter seasons with the right container and plants.
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Two of the best known and possibly the most over-used conifers for landscapes are arborvitae and yews. Take a look at some of these commendable alternatives.
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Unlike most vegetables, garlic is planted in fall and is one of the most rewarding, easiest, and least troublesome edibles to grow in a home vegetable garden. Here is how to select and grow the right kind for your garden.
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Tomatoes are America’s favorite veggie to grow, and the right varieties are easy to start from saved seeds year after year. It’s important to first know whether the variety you plan to save is hybrid, fruiting unreliably, or open-pollinated, fruiting reliably. Here are a few tips to get you started.
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Besides being useful for burns, studies have shown Aloe vera sap to aid the healing of minor wounds and mild skin infections. It is the most common of the aloes in U.S. garden centers and makes an easy-to-grow houseplant. Here are some tips to get some Aloe of your own going.
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Much of the flower world is called a daisy. But what is a daisy, really? Daisies include a dozen or more different genera, many with numerous species and cultivars.
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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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Pruning is an important and necessary task both for the health and appearance of most woody plants. Many gardeners are reluctant to cut into a healthy tree or shrub, fearful that improper technique will harm or even kill it. Neglect, though, can be worse than incorrect pruning.
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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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Potatoes are among the world’s oldest and most widely grown edibles, dating back in cultivation as early as 5000 B.C. in its native South America. Follow these simple tips and guidelines to savor fresh-from-the-ground potatoes at their best.
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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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Most gardeners know about the two main ways to start seeds: either plant them directly into the soil, or start them early indoors to and transplant later. Much less familiar is “winter sowing” – starting seeds early outdoors with just enough protection to allow germination.
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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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As you begin spending more time indoors, houseplants are a great way to purify the air and add a touch of hominess to the atmosphere. It takes a tough plant to survive indoors.
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With fall clean up comes a natural urge to prune the shrubs. But cutting back shrubs this of year might do more harm than good.
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At the end of summer, we give little thought to keeping the plants watered. Yet several deep soakings in fall will help trees, shrubs and perennials survive winter and flourish next spring.
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Tips for efficient water use to maximize food production in vegetable gardens.
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Protect your food and ornamentals from those pesky (but cute!) cottontails with these helpful tips.
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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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If you are looking for some good tasting tomatoes from the summer garden, start with heirlooms.
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Save a bundle on plants this season by taking a crack at starting your own seeds inside
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If you don't mind some repotting and moving plants inside and out, then 'houseplants' you buy now can double as pot centerpeices this summer -and maybe for years to come.
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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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Fifiteen to 18 six- to eight-inch diameter pots will improve the air quality in a 1,800 sq ft home. Here are five tips for growing houseplants successfully.
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Summer heat can take a toll on annuals and perennials, especially if we've been conserving water or forgot to fertilize. Here are some tips to rejuvenate your plants.
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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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Concerns about contaminated produce and the desire for good-tasting, locally grown food has prompted more of us to grow our own vegetables.
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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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House plants are an easy way to add color to dreary days. Here's a sampler...
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If your house plants have yellow leaves, scraggily growth or other unhealthy symptoms, you might inspect for mealy bugs or fungus gnats. These are two common house plant pests, and here’s what you can do to control them.
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Catmint, an aromatice plant with gray-green foliage and beautiful lavender blue flowers, was named Perennial of the Year by the Perennial Plant Association. Catmint is low maintenance, long-blooming and disease and insect resistent.
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Try growing these super simple, tasty peppers - inside or outside.
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Whether we call them mango peppers, sweet peppers, jalapenos or habaneros, these colorful, easy-to-grow, tasty - and sometimes spicy - vegetables perk up the summer menu.
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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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Summer herbs offer the perfect seasoning for garden-fresh tomatoes, green beans, salads and other favorite summer fare.
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Fall is the ideal time to clean-up the beds and prep them for winter. Removing plant debris exposes the soil surface to sun and cold terperatures, which help destroy any insects or diseases that may spend the winter harbored in leaves or fallen fruit.
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Tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and many other spring flowers get their start as bulbs planted in the fall - for enjoyment next year.
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There are houseplants that produce beautiful flowers with very little care.
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Houseplants brighten indoor living while they purify the air, but they need to stay healthy to work their magic.
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Breathe a little easier indoors this winter by using houseplants to clean the air.
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Those yummy high-priced spring greens are as easy to grow as they are colorful and nutritious.
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A hardy geranium named 'Rozanne' has been named the 2008 Perennial of the Year and has won dozens of rave reviews from professional landscapers, gardeners and plant groups.
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Getting ready to hit the road? Here are some simple steps to take to make sure you don't come home to a jungle of plants and a garden of weeds.
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Rosemary is a heat loving, aromatic and delicious herb that is easy to grow in a pot.
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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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One of the easiest ways to get new plants is to divide the ones you already have.
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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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