There’s nothing more exciting, at least for a gardener, than to see the first push of life pop up from a cold, desolate landscape. It brings the promise of spring
It’s the time of year to start preparing your plants to come indoors for winter. When the low temperatures consistently reach 50 degrees F (generally during late September, early October),
It may not feel like it but according to the calender, the summer season is slowly winding down. Now is the time to give some thought to recreating your front
You’ve spent hours and perhaps significant sums creating the garden of your dreams. Hanging baskets, window boxes, and large and small containers abound in your beautiful oasis. But like mostly
If you were like me, you probably started to think about your flower garden in early spring or even late winter! After careful consideration as to location, soil needs, and
Everywhere you turn there are doom and gloom news flashes about the impending breakdown of our environment. As I see it, you have two choices. You can either throw your
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