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July 2010

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    Five Step Program for SMS – Help Is On The Way

    Do you find yourself stumbling around your yard, arms extended zombie-like, a plant in each hand, mumbling "Where can I put these?"

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    Nicotine & castor oil

    Call me crazy, but that's what comes to mind when I see this beautiful combo from the display gardens at Blithewold Mansion & Gardens in Bristol, Rhode Island. The pink…

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    Black & blue isn’t always painful

    Today's photo was taken in the garden of Kristin Green in Bristol, Rhode Island. I was walking around her charming, in-town garden recently when I rounded the far corner of…

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    READER PHOTO! All the joys of a garden, on a deck

    Today's photo is from Miriam Settles in northern Virginia. She says, "I started a container garden about 8 years ago because I don’t have much land around our townhouse for…

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    Overhead Watering. Disease Preventative?

    Everyone says not to overhead water roses because it leads to blackspot. But what if overhead watering timed right actually reduced blackspot???

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    READER PHOTO! A happy accident in hypertufa

    Today's photo is from Michael Larkin in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He says, "This container was handmade using hypertufa. I have made lots of hypertufa containers, but this is by far one…

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    READER PHOTO! ‘Star Gazer’ & ‘Blaze’

    Today's photo is from Grace Peterson in western Oregon. She says, "This is a photo I took last year of a 'Star Gazer' oriental lily (Lilium 'Star Gazer', USDA Hardiness…

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    A garden gate fit for a….gardener!

    Freeland Tanner created this gate from garden tools to welcome visitors to his enclosed vegetable garden. Freeland's collections of garden tools can be seen all over the garden he shares…

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    Moon window

    Rather than a moon gate, this garden feature at Stonecrop Gardens in Cold Spring, New York, is more of a moon window, offering a glimpse into the formal flower garden…

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    Better than flowers

    While the subtle flowers of Japanese maples usually come and go without notice, the winged seeds are another story. This Japanese maple...