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May 2010

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    READER PHOTO! It’s a bouncing baby…mantid! Or 500…

    Today's photo is from Rebecca Sweet in Los Altos, California. She says, "Every spring we buy a praying mantis nest at our local nursery, hoping it hatches and provides us…

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    And The Winner of the “Succulent Container Gardens” Book Is….

    It's not easy growing succulents in the Pacific Northwest, or other cold, wet climates. Here's some advice from the best source around...

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    Starting Rudbeckia from seed: Easy — sort of

    The existing Rudbeckia in my yard re-seeds like crazy, so it can't be to hard to grow them from seed. When I spotted a packet of 'Irish Eyes' seed, I…

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    “Driftwood” and grasses

    This is Barbara Weirich's Benton Harbor, Michigan, fall garden, where she took advantage of a fallen tree branch to create a beachy atmosphere with flowing grasses. Welcome to the Fine…

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    A rusty privacy screen inspires a planting

    Barbara Weirich's husband is a metal fabricator, and he created this privacy screen for her garden in Benton Harbor, Michigan. It's at the end of a long, narrow alleyway in…

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    A splash of red makes a big impact

    This is yet another example of what a splash of hardscape color can do for a garden. Try to imagine this scene without its bright red bench. Not quite as…

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    Which one of these things is not like the others?

    In the garden of Jack Hyland and Larry Wente in Millerton, New York, a series of mirrors acts to expand the visual space in this little hidden garden. The last…

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    A quiet spot to rest

    This shady little nook can be found along an interior wall in the flower garden at Stonecrop Gardens in Cold Spring, New York. The wall of green soothes your eyes…

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    There’s an anteater in the garden!

    In the garden of Randy Bolin and Tom Nelson in Oakland, California, an anteater munches away amongst the pots on the deck. It's these little details that make a garden…

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    Join us at Tomatomania

    Come join us at Tomatomania! This unique event brings tomato enthusiasts from all over to White Flower Farm in Litchfield, CT. This year our own Homegrown/Homemade series stars, Fine Cooking's…