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2014 All-America Selections (AAS) Flower Winners
As you plan your gardens for 2014, be sure to include a few or all of the All-America Selection Flower Winners. They are tested throughout the U.S. and Canada and selected for their unique qualities and suitability for the home garden.
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The change of seasons often generates lots of plant debris. Fall leaves, faded perennials, landscape trimmings and more. So how do you neatly and effectively turn this green debris into valuable compost?
Blue Ribbon Flowers and Vegetables
Late summer through fall is filled with County, Provincial and State Fairs. These are great places to show off your green thumb and maybe even win a blue ribbon.
Caring for Garden Fresh Cut Flowers
Bring a bit of your garden’s beauty indoors for all to enjoy. Fresh cut flowers right from the garden make everyday a special occasion.
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Caring for Mother's Day Bouquets
Extend the beauty and enjoyment of this year’s Mother’s Day bouquet. A few extra minutes spent caring for cut flowers can add days to your enjoyment.
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Celebrate National Watermelon Day with Proper Harvesting of Watermelon
Take a break and enjoy a refreshing slice of watermelon as you celebrate National Watermelon Day on August 3rd.
Turn your morning coffee grounds into soil amendment or mulch for your indoor and outdoor gardens.
Contrast Colors and Texture to Add Pizzazz to the Garden
Is your garden looking a bit drab? It's time to liven things up with a few new plant combinations.
Crayon Dripped Pumpkin
Put away the knives and break out the crayons and start decorating those pumpkins for Halloween.
Dividing Overgrown and Floppy Perennials
Overcrowded, poor flowering and floppy perennials can be invigorated with a shovel and a bit of your time and energy.
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Edible Flowers Add Color and Flavor to Meals
Pluck a few flower petals and add flavor and color to your favorite salad, beverage, jam, jelly or meal.
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Eggshells as Fertilizer
Don't throw out those eggshells. Wash and add to your worm composter or use them with your houseplants or in the garden as a fertilizer supplement.
Fall Décor for Your Landscape
The cooler temperatures of fall signal a change of season and an opportunity to add some fall décor to the landscape.
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Fall is for Planting Wildflowers
Many gardeners are creating natural spaces or gardens of wildflowers. Whether you live in a warm or cold climate, fall is a great time to plant.
Fall Soil Preparation
As the summer growing season winds down, it’s a great time to prepare your landscape for next season. Start with a soil test. The results can save you money and the environment.
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Flower Garden Design
Get out the catalogues, colored pencils, graph and tracing paper and start planning your new flower garden.
Gardening with Your Neighbor - Shared Gardens
Get rid of the fence dividing you and your neighbors’ yard. Instead create a beautiful garden you both can enjoy.
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Go Green and Easy with Landscape for Life
You can have a beautiful landscape and productive garden while working in concert with nature.
Start small. You'll be amazed the difference a few change of habits can make in your garden and maintenance schedule.
Golden Raintree (Koelreuteria paniculata)
Add some shade and showers of gold to your summer landscape.
Grow Some Homemade Soup for Valentine's Day
Celebrate Valentine’s Day and National Homemade Soup Day by sharing a bowl of soup with the ones you love. And while you sip some soup, start planning the soup ingredients you’ll grow in this year’s garden.
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Grow Your Own Favorite Recipe
Picture this - Your guest reaches over and plucks a sprig of mint from a planter to add to their iced tea or Mojito. Nothing beats the fresh-from-the-garden flavor or fun of ingredients right from your own garden.
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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 Loving Annuals for the Garden and Containers
Give summer gardens and container plantings a boost by incorporating a few heat-loving annuals.
Holiday Gifts from the Garden - Heirloom Seeds
Start your holiday gift shopping early with a trip to the garden. Collect seeds from your favorite heirloom annual flowers and vegetables to share with friends and family.
Learn About Composting Day
May 29th is National Learn About Composting Day. Celebrate by starting your first or adding an additional compost pile to your landscape.
Long Blooming and Repeat Blooming Shrubs
Don’t sacrifice beauty for function when you can have both. Select long blooming shrubs that can screen bad views, create barriers and serve as the framework or a focal point in your landscape.
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Memorial Day Gardening - Planting Sunflowers
Memorial Day is a traditional planting weekend for many of us. Whether you are just getting started, changing out your seasonal displays or finishing up, consider adding sunflowers to your landscape.
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New Ways to Display Pumpkins
Fall is pumpkin time. Find new ways to display these fall favorites.
No Fruit on Holly - December's Other Birth Flower
Holly is a popular plant in holiday displays, one of the birth flowers for December and a favorite evergreen in the landscape.
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Nudge Your Bougainvillea Into Bloom
Nudge your potted bougainvillea into bloom with proper growing conditions and proper care.
Old Fashioned Flower Favorites
Picture a favorite garden from your past. Perhaps it included such traditional favorites as foxgloves, peonies, gardenias and sweet peas. Gardeners and brides are once again including many of these old-fashioned favorites in their gardens and weddings.
Perennial Garden Renovations
Give your tired perennial garden a boost without a total renovation. Topdressing your garden with compost every year or two provides most if not all the nutrients your perennials need.
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Planning a Flower Garden
Put old garden catalogues to work as you plan your flower gardens this year.
Pumpkins are moving off the front porch and into the garden and onto our dining room tables.
Recycle, Don't Bag or Burn, Fall Leaves
Think of fall leaves as fertilizer falling from the sky, not an annoyance to be raked and removed. Recycle these nutrient-rich packets back into your landscape.
Tree leaves contain 50 to 80 percent of the nutrients the plants absorb from the air and soil throughout the growing season. Recycle these nutrients back into the soil to benefit future plantings.
Recycling Coffee Grounds
Put coffee grounds and filters to work improving your garden’s beauty and productivity.
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Redbud Tree a Four Season Beauty
Beautiful reddish purple buds line the branches and trunks of the picturesque redbud tree. As the temperatures warm the buds burst into rosy pink or magenta blooms. And this is just the beginning of this tree’s beauty.
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Reviving Wilted Cut Roses
Nothing says Happy Valentine’s Day like a fresh bouquet of roses. And nothing is more disappointing than when the necks of those roses wilt and ruin the display.
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Roasting Pumpkin Seeds
Carving pumpkins is a fun Halloween tradition. But don’t let those pumpkin seeds go to waste; try roasting them into a healthy snack for you and your family to enjoy.
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Save Money by Starting Plants from Seed Directly in the Garden
Maximize your plant budget and enjoyment by starting plants from seeds right in the garden.
Sea Lavender (Limonium latifolia), A Drought Tolerant Cut Flower
Add sea lavender to your list of must-have cut flowers. The light airy flowers blend nicely in any garden and the flowers are great for fresh and dried arrangements as well as craft projects.
Space and Time Saving Garden Technique
Create a raised bed, compost and rotate your garden crops in one space using this convenient garden technique.
Spots, Stripes and Unusual Squash Fruit
Spotted acorn squash, striped zucchini and warty pumpkins are sometimes found on volunteer plants growing in gardens and compost piles. No need to worry, most are edible but not always as tasty as the original variety.
It starts with one little plant. Next thing you know your garden is overrun with them. Some start from seeds that have been dormant in the soil for years while others move in on the wind, in soil additives or with garden transplants.
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What's Blooming in Your Yard - A Garden Phenology
Break out the camera, notebook or garden journal and start recording the beautiful blooms in your garden. It‘s a fun family activity that can help you increase your garden’s beauty and manage garden pests.
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You Can Plant Cucumbers Next to Pumpkins
The old adage "don't plant your cucumbers next to your pumpkins" is not true. You can plant pumpkins next to other squash, melons and cucumbers.