The Gardening Guy

stick fence built on border between pavement and grassy yard
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Put up a wall

How to build hedges and fences While vacationing recently on the Maine coast I admired many nice gardens. Many of […]

wooden pallets tied together to form compost bins
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Build better soils

How to make your own compost Most gardeners do some composting. Some compost anything that was part of a living […]

plants with purple flowers ready to be planted in garden
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Win at gardening

Does your garden deserve a medal? As I walked around the garden recently with my wife, Cindy Heath, she turned […]

small red golden seal fruit surrounded by large leaves
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Go wild

How to start wildflowers from seed I recently visited the Nasami Farm in Whately, Mass. This is the plant production […]

lawn and garden with archway
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Worth the visit

Delightful surprises at public garden I recently visited Bedrock Garden in Lee and came away feeling refreshed and enlightened. This […]

Orange and yellow day lily, close up
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Obsess much?

On becoming a plant collector I’ve always been a gardener — or at least as far back as I can […]

buckets growing tomato plants beside house and wire fence
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Self-watering success

Worth giving containers a try Recently I was at my local food coop and chatted with a friend about her […]

field of tall purple flowers
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Responsible gardening

What to do about invasives Since ancient times, explorers have brought back seeds and plants from exotic lands. Some, like […]

garden bed of young plants
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Mulch madness

What to use and how to use it Mulch is commonly used to help suppress weeds and to hold in […]

man standing beneath trellis covered in vines blooming with white flowers
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Time to grow up?

Vines offer special features The story of Jack, of Bean Stalk fame, appealed to me as a boy, and still […]

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