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Check Out These Cool Characters! The Top Plants for Winter Garden Interest

Winter doesn’t have to be white in the garden. Even if there is a blanket of snow covering the soil, these colorful characters will add some pizzazz to the winter garden with their showy limbs, bright berries, and even some flowers! Here are some ideas for what to plant for winter garden interest.   Emerald Colonnade Holly This beautiful evergreen …

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The Easy Way To Clean Up Leaves

Fall Garden Care: The Easy Way to Clean Up Leaves

Leaves fallen from trees provide winter mulch protection for plants, but they can also make the garden look messy and unkempt. Cleaning up the garden in the fall for me means removing fallen leaves, and then adding them back as a layer of mulch. There must be an easy way to clean up leaves! My garden is a small urban …

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The Complete Checklist For Garden Tasks In Fall Apple Basket

The Complete Fall Garden Checklist

Now the temperature is getting a cooler and the sunlight hours are shorter, it’s time to start your fall garden preparation. This fall garden checklist is a handy guide to help you wrap up your garden for winter. Some people like to clean everything up in the fall so that the garden looks neat and tidy as it goes into …

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Dividing Perennials To Make More Plants For Your Garden

Dividing Perennials 101: Tips for a Beautiful Garden

Perennials are wonderful garden plants. Plants that are hardy enough to continue growing each year in your garden are considered perennials (as opposed to annuals which you need to replant every year). They can be very low maintenance once established, providing gorgeous blooms and even edible parts through the growing season.   Dividing perennials is often the only job that …

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Sedum Provide Flowers And Pops Of Color Well Into The Fall

Landscaping for Drought: Inspiring Gardens That Save Water

I learned a lot about designing drought tolerant gardens and xeriscapes while I was vacationing in Osoyoos, BC, this past week. The thing that stood out the most was that you can have a colorful garden—full of flowers and wildlife—that requires much less water. Join me on a tour of drought tolerant landscapes and pick up some ideas for your own …

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Radishes Are The Speediest Vegetables

Plant These Speedy Fall Vegetables for a Last Hurrah!

Yes! You can still plant fall vegetables to harvest and eat this year! There is still time in September to plant fast-growing edible plants in your vegetable garden and have them on your plate in just 15-30 days. No, not just sprouts. These super nutritious garden growers are speedy enough to make something healthy and delicious for dinner, even when …

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