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A Perennial Valentine - Valentine Bleeding Heart
Looking for a unique Valentine's Day gift for that special someone? Give a gift that brings joy and beauty year after year.
All-America Selections Vegetable Winners
Looking to expand your vegetable garden this year? Consider adding a few of the 2016 All-America Selections vegetable winners.
Add some flavor and potassium to your family meals with a bit of homegrown cilantro.
Deadheading Flowers for Maximum Beauty
Keep your flowers blooming longer and your garden tidier with a bit of deadheading.
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Elderberry: International Herb of the Year
Hardy, edible and the 2013 International Herb of the Year make elderberry a great plant for any size landscape or even container gardens.
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Enhance Your Front Door with Unique and Seasonal Decor
Dress up your front door and welcome guests with unique or seasonal decor.
Enjoy a Bit of Garden Aromatherapy
Gardeners have been into aromatherapy way before it was hip and trendy. Just take a walk through a fragrant garden and your mood will improve. Increase these benefits by focusing your nose to certain herbs in the garden.
Gift Ideas for Father's Day
Looking for the perfect gift for dad? Consider the gift of time.
Help him enjoy gardening more or reduce time spent gardening, so he has more time to fish, golf or just relax under a shade tree.
Grow a Pizza Garden
Add a little fun and flavor to your landscape this summer with a pizza garden. You can grow almost all the ingredients, except of course the cheese, sausage and anchovies, in your vegetable garden, amongst your flowers, or even in containers. And add to the fun by planting the ingredients in the shape of a pizza pie or just a slice.
Grow Parsley for You and the Butterflies to Enjoy
Parsley is not just a garnish for your meals. This Vitamin rich herb is a great addition to your garden and recipes.
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Grow Your Own Chocolate - Chocolate Mint, That Is!
Add some chocolate to your diet and garden without adding all those calories.
Grow Your Own Herbs
Add some flavor and fragrance to your garden, meals, beverages, and garden parties with homegrown herbs. Whether growing in a container, mixed amongst flowers and vegetables or in a garden of their own, you will enjoy an herbal addition to the landscape.
Growing Fruit Plants in Your Landscape
Improve the flavor of your meals and reduce our national energy use by growing your own fruit.
Harvesting Flowers for Drying
Enjoy your garden’s beauty year round. Harvest and dry a few flowers to use in flower arrangements, craft project or as gifts for friends and family.
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Heat Tolerant Cilantro Flavored Papalo
Cilantro is a favorite ingredient in guacamole, tacos, rice dishes and of course salsa. But as summer temperatures climb the cilantro quickly goes to seed. Reduce the frustration by adding a bit of Papalo, also known as summer cilantro, to your garden.
Herbs for Grilling
Make it fun and convenient to add some homegrown flavor to your cookouts. Grow a few herbs in a pot or garden right next to the grill.
Homegrown Garnishes for Holiday Meals
Make your holiday meals just a bit more special, decorative, fun, and nutritional with homegrown garnishes.
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Inviting Green Pathways
Connect different areas of the landscape or direct company to your front door with the help of a formal or informal path.
Leaf Activity for Kids
Get outdoors and enjoy the colors, smells and sounds of fall. And be sure to collect a few colorful leaves along the way.
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Making Flavored Vinegars
Liven up your meals and extend your garden enjoyment with flavored vinegars.
More Herbs, Less Salt Day (August 29)
Put away the saltshaker and season your meals with herbs instead.
Moss in the Lawn
Moss gardens are a beautiful trend in the gardening world. But for many gardeners moss in the lawn and garden is a source of frustration.
Must-Have Garden Tools Make Great Gifts
Whether new or experienced, every gardener appreciates the gift of good garden tools.
National Bloody Mary Day - Ode to Lovage
January 1st is National Bloody Mary Day. As you start the New Year consider growing all the ingredients, including the straw, in this year's garden.
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National Gardening Exercise Day
It's National Gardening Exercise Day, so get out and workout in your garden today!
New Year's Food Traditions
Start your New Year with a bit of luck and nutritious eating.
October Birth Flower - Calendula
An edible beauty serves as the birth flower for those born in October. The yellow and orange blooms of calendulas were considered sacred by some and magical by other cultures of the past. And many used them for dyes, insect repellents and medicinal remedies.
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Pallets Add Function and Beauty to the Landscape
Upcycle old pallets into fences, compost bins, planters and even sheds.
Reduce Stress - Visit a Conservatory
The holidays are a wonderful time for family, friends and neighbors to gather, feast and exchange gifts. It can also be a stressful time overfilled with festivities. So take a break and visit a nearby conservatory this winter.
Research has shown, and gardeners know, that plants and gardening are good for the mind, body and spirit. Just being surrounded by greenery can lower your blood pressure and elevate your mood.
Conservatories are glass buildings that were constructed in colder climates to overwinter citrus and other tender or rare plants. You often can find birds and occasionally small animals along with plants in these heated glass buildings.
But conservatories are not just glass houses filled with pretty plants. They serve as a space for relaxation, a site to conserve endangered species and educate the public about the environment.
A bit more information: Conservatories originated in the 16th century, but experienced great growth and increased popularity during the late 19th century. If there isn't a conservatory in your neighborhood, plan a visit to your local florist or garden center.
Share the Gift of Gardening
As gardeners, we know how digging in the soil improves our mood, reduces stress and makes us smile. Share this joy by giving a gift of gardening this holiday season.
Spiral Herb Garden
Grow a 25-foot row of herbs in a circular garden 6 feet in diameter and 3 feet tall by creating a Spiral Herb Garden.
Summer Lawn Care
Warm temperatures, drought and summer rain storms take their toll on our landscapes. Keep your lawn healthy and looking its best despite the summer weather.
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