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Design

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    How to Pot up a Lush Container

    There's a right way and wrong way to pot a container to ensure it is as lush as possible for as long as possible. Follow these guidelines to pot up…

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    Five Traditional Elements of a Cottage Garden

    5 Elements to a Cottage Garden   If you want your cottage garden to be truly traditional, you might be surprised. Up until the 19th century, many cottage gardens boasted…

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    Episode 21: Hellstrip Plants

      A hellstrip, more often than not, is a patch of garden located by the roadside. It generally has crappy soil, gets hammered by sun, and has to deal with…

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    Neither Clay, Nor Rabbits, Nor Hungry Squirrels…

    Hi, I’m Deidre Gilchrest and I’m a backyard gardener. Where I live in upstate New York, the soil is clay and it’s been quite the challenge to learn what will…

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    DIY Mother’s Day Gardening Gift Ideas

    Does your Mom love to garden? Fine Gardening has pulled together these do it yourself projects to give you some ideas for Mom and help her to make the garden…

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    DIY Kitchen Garden Containers

    Sometimes it’s best not to ask why. I kept reminding myself of this as I toured the eighth annual Festival des Jardins, the garden festival held at the Château de…

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    A Plant Collector’s Spring, Part 2

    Welcome to day two of rarities from Glen Pace’s collection in Birch Run, Michigan! Yesterday, we posted photos from Glen's garden, where he grows lesser known varieties of standard favorites.…

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    Designing with Bold Colors

    Crank Up the Heat Some folks shy away from hot colors, associating them with gaudy, boisterous displays. I don’t totally disagree. I’ve seen some misguided combinations that could send even…

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    Creating Backyard Serenity

    Mitchell Smith and Evette Gee of Seattle, Washington, have the type of backyard retreat where many people would like to spend their vacation. One step outside the kitchen’s sliding-glass doors…

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    11 Steps to a Better Backyard

    How to Create a Well Thought Out Backyard Comfort and utility are among the most important qualities to consider when developing a garden design. Because tastes and styles differ, beauty…