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Queen of the garden

Why tomatoes rule If I could only bring the seeds of one plant with me when exiled to a distant […]

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Beyond perennials

Making your garden a very special place By Henry Homeyer listings@hippopress.com My garden is the place I go in times […]

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Beautiful designs

Put some thought into creating a gorgeous garden Let’s say you have recently purchased a house and want to create […]

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A mid-summer garden dream

How to make your flowers happy It is mid-summer now, and my garden is full of gorgeous flowers, some finishing […]

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Watering in dry times

What your plants, trees and lawn need June, for most of us, was a very dry time. When weeds and […]

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Roses 101

They’re easier to grow than you might think I love roses, but I avoided planting any for a long time. […]

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Pests and diseases

Eradication without chemicals My gardening grandfather came over from Germany around 1910. He was an organic gardener, perhaps because there […]

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Pardon my garden

How to prepare for a garden party In these times, garden parties are few and far between. But if you […]

Dandelions and Clover growing out of healthy, green grass.
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Be kind to clovers

How to have a better lawn Let’s face it: Most of us do not have a lawn that looks like […]

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Plants for free

How to divide your flowers I spend a lot in plant nurseries. At $10 or more a pop, it is […]

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