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Published: Sat, 25 Feb 2017 11:49:18 +0000

 



About Gardening - Submit a Gardening Tip

2017-02-25T11:49:18Z

Submit a Gardening Tip Controlling Snails and Slugs. Share What's Worked in Your Garden and What Hasn't.



Avocado Tree from Pit

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Avocado Tree from Pit. Gardening. Page 7.



A New Foundation

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A New Foundation. Gardening. Page 8.



Who Needs Foundation Plantings?

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Window Boxes of Color. Gardening. Page 9.



A Garden of Good Memories

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Zinnia Garden. Gardening. Page 20.



A Gift From a Friend

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Zinnia Profusion. Gardening. Page 21.



Raised Bed Garden Kits

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Raised bed gardening refers to gardening in soil that has been mounded or contained higher than the surrounding soil. Raised bed gardening is an old gardening practice, but it’s currently growing in popularity again because it offers several advantages to simply growing your plants in level ground. Here are some easy kits for building your own raised bed.



Fairy House in Fairy Garden

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Fairy House in Fairy Garden. Gardening. Page 19.



Water Gardening and Pets

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Backyard Pond in Virginia. Gardening. Page 2.



Fairy Garden

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Fairy Garden. Gardening. Page 18.



Container Gardening

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The following photos demonstrate the diversity of gardening in containers.



A Room with a View

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Inside the Gazebo. Gardening. Page 32.



Controlling Humidity for Indoor Plants

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Lack of humidity is a culprit in may indoor plant deaths, especially during the winter. You may first notice a low humidity problem as browning leaf tips on your houseplants. As a plant dehydrates, it can start to look withered, puckered or simply drop its leaves.



Garden Gazebo

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Garden Gazebo. Gardening. Page 31.



Garden Rooms

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Garden Gazebo and Patio. Gardening. Page 30.



Bird Visiting Frozen Pond

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Bird at Frozen Pond. Gardening. Page 4.



Backyard Frog Pond

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Backyard Frog Pond. Gardening.



Winter Interest

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Frozen Backyard Pond in Winter. Gardening. Page 3.



Ideas for Storing and Toting Your Garden Tools

2017-02-25T11:49:18Z

Gardening is easier with the right tools, but there are a lot of them. You need a way to store your garden tools so that they're still handy when you need them. These products will help your organize all your garden tools, so you can find them when you need them. Some even let you take the organizer and the tools with you.



Garden Book - A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants

2017-02-25T11:49:18Z

The American Hort. Society’s A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants is a definitive reference on over 20,000 plants grown around the world. This book deserves a spot in every gardening library, since it can answer almost every growing question a gardener asks about their plants.



Seating by the Backyard Pond

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Water Garden in Pakistan. Gardening. Page 6.



Mound of Mums

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Hardy Mums. Gardening. Page 22.



Pink Rose Tree

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Pink Rose Tree. Gardening. Page 6.



Dried, Pressed Leaves Set the Tone for the Season

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How to Press Fall Leaves for Decorating and Crafts. Page 4.



Nature's Triumph

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Colorful Cannas. Gardening. Page 6.



Sidewalk Sunshine

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Portulacas. Gardening. Page 25.



Spilling Over

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Patio Pots. Gardening. Page 10.



100 Heirloom Tomatoes for the American Garden

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Tomatoes are responsible for the initial interest in heirloom vegetables and the book 100 Heirloom Tomatoes is written by an expert who has tried them all. If you lament tomatoes not tasting as good as you remember, this book will help you choose varieties to grow that will have everyone discovering new faorites.



Climbing Rose

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Climbing Rose. Gardening. Page 3.



Elephant Ears Jungle

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Elephant Ears Jungle. Gardening. Page 29.



Which Vegetables are the Thirstiest?

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Tips for which vegetables need extra water and when they need it most.



Mums and Roses

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Mums and Roses. Gardening. Page 23.



How To Garden in a Bucket - A Portable, Private...

2017-02-25T11:49:18Z

To make gardening fun and accessible to kids, you need to make it personal. This is a gardening project from my local 4H organization that you can easily do with your own little clover buds. Garden in a Bucket lets kids create a personal, private garden that they can take with them, take care of, show off and enjoy. It takes only a few minutes of effort, but the junior gardener can enjoy his or her garden all summer.



Softwood

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What is meant by softwood when you are taking cuttings of trees and shrubs?



Growing Beans

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How to plant, grow and harvest all types of beans. Tips for what types of beans to choose and how to care for them in the garden and in the kitchen.



Garden Paradise in Pakistan

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Water Garden Pond in Pakistan. Gardening. Page 5.



Why are My Strawberries Turning Gray and Fuzzy?

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Do your strawberries look like they're rotting, just before they fully ripen? The problem is probably gray mold and here's what you can do about it.



Border Flowers

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Border Flowers. Gardening. Page 27.



Companion Planting Vegetables

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Companion Planing in the Vegetable Garden. Page 7.



Inviting Nature

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Home Water Garden in Pakistan. Gardening. Page 8.



A Rose Lover's Garden

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White Rose. Gardening. Page 5.



Morning Glory

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Morning Glories. Gardening. Page 24.



Organic Gardening Essentials

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The key to organic gardening is keeping a healthy balance in your garden. Prevent problems, rather than treating for them after the fact. Here are some more tips to help you garden organically.



Muskmelon or Cantaloupe, Here's How to Grow...

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Fresh picked melons are a luscious treat and they are not as hard to grow as you may have heard. Follow these easy growing tips and enjoy.



Garden Triumphs

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New gardens, profuse flowers, sentimental gardens and garden surprises. These photos show what passionate gardens are growing and enjoying in their own gardens.



Geraniums?

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Geraniums. Gardening. Page 21.



Alkaline Soil and Soil pH

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If your garden soil tested low in pH or alkaline, what does that mean?



Are Daylilies Still De Rigeuer? Caring for Yours.

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Having the latest daylily used to be a badge of honor. But now that it's becoming hard to tell them apart, are they still garden worthy?



How to Prune a Hybrid Tea Rose

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Hybrid tea roses aren't quite as fussy as their reputation would have you believe, but they do require some maintenance. Pruning hybrid tea roses will help keep them healthy and productive. Follow these easy steps to keep your hybrid tea blooming.



Houseplants as the Focal Point of Your...

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Using Your Houseplants as a Table Centerpiece. Page 3.



One Happy Plant

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Powis Castle in Tennessee. Gardening. Page 28.



Looking for Fall Bloomers? Try Growing Some of...

2017-02-25T11:49:18Z

Mums get all the attention, but asters are hardy fall blooming perennials that thrive in most gardens and require minimal care.



Unusual Containers and Pots

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Container gardening lets you experiment with different styles and gardening techniques. Here are some unusual plant containers and pots to help you design your container gardens.



New Rock Garden

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New Rock Garden. Gardening. Page 17.



Acidic Soil

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You've had your garden soil tested and you've been told it's acidic. Now what?



Drought-Tolerant Plant List

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Designing a drought-tolerant, or xeric, garden doesn't mean you can't use plants you already love. Many garden plants are very drought-tolerant, as you can see from the list of plants here, to include in your xeriscape garden. Page 3.



Vegetable Garden Overview

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Photo of a well maintained vegetable garden. Page 9.



From the Gardens of Barbara Sanders

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Primrose in Bloom. Gardening. Page 4.



Garden Visit Etiquette

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Basic garden visit etiquette should guide your behavior when touring public and private gardens. To be a good guest in another gardeners garden, follow these common rules of courteous behavior, like staying on paths, not picking flowers or seeds and not talking about how much better your plants are doing.



Under the Pagoda

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Under the Pagoda. Gardening. Page 22.



Perennials That Can Tolerant the Abuse of Road...

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Snow insulates plants, but it doesn't protect them from road salt. For a border by a road, here are some salt tolerant plants and tips to keep them safe.



A More Tropical Touch

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Agapanthus and Clivia. Gardening. Page 8.



A Final Peek into the Gardens of Shahzad Ahmed

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Potted Fuchsias. Gardening. Page 24.



An Easy Way to Combine Colors in the Garden

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Butterfly on Butterfly Bush. Gardening. Page 3.



Getting Carried Away

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Potted Daffodils in Coffee Cups. Gardening. Page 12.



Roses Creeping into the Garden

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Creeping Rose Bush. Gardening. Page 4.



A View From a Bridge

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Water Gardening in Pakistan. Page 7.



How to Grow Salad Greens

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Grow salad greens for a continual harvest of tender leaves. These are some of the easiest plants to grow and you can be harvesting for weeks.



How to Weed and Water Your Garden Less

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There's no avoiding weeding and watering the garden, but there are ways to lessen the load. Incorporate a few of these tips and work less.



Finding the Right Coleus for Your Garden

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Coleus plants have become a must have in the garden. The colorful foliage instantly brightens a garden design and lasts all season long. Here's where to find out what coleus are available and identify your favorites.



Voles and Plants

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Voles are a huge garden pest, tunneling, eating and destroying plants. Here's a quick and simple tip for keeping voles from eating your plant's roots.



Not All Coneflowers are Created Purple

2017-02-25T11:49:18Z

Not all coneflowers are purple. There's getting to be enough variety in coneflowers to design an entire garden around them. These new echinacea hybrids are colorful, easy care perennial plants. Some are even fragrant. Take a look at the new coneflowers.



Summer Flowering Bulbs

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Summer flowering bulbs add color and a tropical flair in your garden, long after spring blooming bulbs have faded.



Adding a Coat of Paint

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Here's a great example of a gourd bird house. It's painted and decked out to welcome any nesting bird. Page 2.



Pest Control in the Vegetable Garden

2017-02-25T11:49:18Z

Another organic control has been added to the vegetable gardener’s arsenal with new studies that show adding worm compost can cut down on damage by sucking and chewing insects like aphids, caterpillars and mealy bugs.



Foraging the Garden for Quick and Easy...

2017-02-25T11:49:18Z

Thanksgiving centerpieces can be elaborate creations or as simple as a basket full of colorful leaves and berries. Forage through your own yard and gardens for the making of a holiday display. What nature doesn’t supply can be easily found in grocery stores and nurseries, like roses and carnations in shades of orange and gold, russet sunflowers and spider mums and purple spikes of Liatris. Here are some suggestions to get your imagination going.



Dark Red SUN PARASOL® Mandevilla

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Sun Parasol Mandevilla. Gardening. Page 2.



Wake Up the Garden with These Spring Flowers...

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Start the growing season off right by filling your gardens with cool season flowers and vegetables. Some of spring blooming plants are hardier than we are and can be planted outdoors even before the threat of frost is past. Other cool weather crops may need a bit of coddling to begin with, but cool spring weather is when they shine, so don’t miss out by waiting too long to plant them.



Do Your Plants Need a Nursery Bed?

2017-02-25T11:49:18Z

If you always have plants sitting by the driveway, waiting to be planted, you really need a nursery bed. Here are some ideas for it.



Potted Hyacinth Lead You Down the Path

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Potted Hyacinth Line the Entryway. Page 5.



Sambucus Black Lace

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Phot of Sambucus Black Lace.



Insect Repellent Patch

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What Are You Looking At?

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Garden Statuary. Gardening. Page 5.



Cascade Gardens™ Adjustable Height Trellis

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The Cascade Gardens™ Adjustable Height Trellis is an innovative idea that lets you decide how tall your trellis should be. A trellis that fits anywhere and adjusts to the height you need.



Growing Zucchini - Easy, Prolific and Best...

2017-02-25T11:49:18Z

Summer squash should be in every home garden. Summer squash grows easily, tastes best freshly picked and comes in varieties from acorn to zucchini. The only trick to growing great summer squash is choosing the right varieties. If you love zucchini, there are dozens to try. But summer squash doesn’t stop at zucchini. This profile of summer squash should convince you to try a few vines in your home garden.



Colorful Garden Corner

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Colorful Garden Corner. Gardening. Page 26.



From Butterfly Bush to Butterfly Weed

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Black Swallowtail Butterfly on Butterfly Weed. Page 4.



Iris germanica (Bearded Iris)

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Bearded Iris. Gardening. Page 4.



Roses, Walkways, Water and Full Color.

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Garden photos of Shahzad Ahmed's Islamabad garden.



Bean Planting

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Succession planting beans in the vegetable garden. Page 8.



Biltmore Estate Gardens

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At the Biltmore Estate, the house gets most of the attention. The job of designing gardens to complement this masterpiece was given to Frederick Law Olmsted, the father of American Landscape Architecture. Obviously most of us could never try and replicate gardens on the scale of the Biltmore Estate. However there is much to be learned from studying the variety and selection and the way Olmsted incorporated them into the naturalistic landscape of a very formal estate.



Photos of Water Gardens from About Gardening...

2017-02-25T11:49:18Z

The water gardens featured here are each very personal to the gardener who designed them. Most people say their biggest mistake is not making their water garden large enough. These photos show how elaborate or intimate a water garden can be and still be inviting and satisfying to the gardener. I hope they'll provide you with some inspiration for designing your own water garden.



At Least the Garden Shed is Ready

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Snow Covered Garden Shed. Gardening. Page 16.



Forcing Bulbs - Prechilling Chart

2017-02-25T11:49:18Z

Many spring flowering bulbs can be forced into bloom during the winter, but most will need a period of cold temperatures to stimulate growth and flower production. This period of precooling varies with the type of bulb, as shown on the Prechilling Chart.



Waterproof Gardening Gloves

2017-02-25T11:49:18Z

Gardening gloves are a very personal choice. Some gardeners can't work with them, others have several favorite pairs for different garden jobs. Here'a pair of gardening gloves that bridge the season, protecting your hands from the cold as well as some of the rougher jobs in the garden.



Cultivars

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Garden books often make recommendations of particular plant cultivars. Are these special plants?



Ajuga (Bugleweed)

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Ajuga is a fast growing groundcover that can take over, if you're not careful. However, when it is in bloom in the spring, there's nothing to top it. If you have the space to let it roam, it's well worth growing. Page 2.



From the Gardens of Bob Stewart

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Cactus Garden in Winter Snow. Gardening. Page 2.



Popular Garden Pesticide Diazinon Will No...

2017-02-25T11:49:18Z

The popular home and garden pesticide diazinon will no longer be available for sale. Diazinon has been one of the most widely used pesticides by home gardeners. It was also particularly popular as a grub control for lawn care. Diazinon’s use on lawns was shown to be a high risk for birds. Certain doses can also cause symptoms such as nausea, headaches, vomiting, and weakness in humans.



Choosing the Right Garden Glove for the Job

2017-02-25T11:49:18Z

For gardeners who wear gloves, there is no perfect pair. There are gloves for wet work, gloves for abrasive work, gloves for delicate work... But we all have our favorites. I'm still quite partial to Foxgloves, myself. I am also grateful for my heavy-weight gloves every spring and fall. But I've been trying more of the wonder fabrics coming on the market. Here are 4 gloves recommended by me and some of my fellow gardeners.