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May 2011

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    Airplanes In The Garden — Kids, Butterflies, and Summer Fun

    Summer's almost here, so what better way to get kids outside than growing your own butterfly garden? Joan Calder's book will entertain kids and guarantees some good, clean, dirty fun.

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    READER PHOTOS! More baby hummingbirds

    More great photos from Pam Wittenberg in Santa Rosa, California, today. Of these, she says, "I was down near the creek in our backyard pulling dead twigs and branches down…

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    READER PHOTOS! A startling visitor

    Today's photos are from Pam Wittenberg in Santa Rosa, California. She says, "My husband found this caterpillar hanging out on the backside of a piece of discarded lumber in our…

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    Pondside at the Morris Arboretum

    Some peaceful scenes by the pond from our visit to the Morris Arboretum last week. Enjoy your weekend! Welcome to the Fine Gardening GARDEN PHOTO OF THE DAY blog! Every…

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    Should You Water Your Roses During A Drought?

    Watering your roses during a drought seems like a logical thing to do. But is it best in the long run???

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    Gingers that every gardener should grow

    Our trip to Pennsylvania last week coincided perfectly with the rhododendron and the primrose blooms, which were stunning, but I was equally impressed with the gingers. It's still early days…

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    Frogs from another dimension

    When you first glance at these photos of some frogs at the Tyler Arboretum outside Philadelphia, you might not think there's anything out of the ordinary, but look again... Their…

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    A home fit for a gnome

    The Tyler Arboretum's Magical Habitats exhibition, which officially opens on Saturday, promises to be enchanting. When our assistant art director, Steven Cominsky, and I visited last week, a few...

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    EEK, a snake!!

    I stumbled upon this little snake in the vegetable garden at the Tyler Arboretum last week. So clever! Stay tuned for more from the Tyler Arboretum tomorrow. They have a…

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    A tree’s root system revealed

    I've often wondered, when admiring a tree, what its root system looks like. The Morris Arboretum in Philadelphia found an interesting way to illustrate the breadth of a tree's root…