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October 2012

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    Just down the street…

    Happy Halloween, everyone!! Thanks for all the good wishes yesterday. I'm so glad that you Northeasterners who chimed in are OK, with only minor damage. I'll finally be able to…

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    Blame it on Sandy….

    Hey all, as of last night at 8:30 (when I wrote this post), I couldn't get onto email to get your photos to generate a new post. Darned hurricane. The…

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    Irvin & Pauline’s garden in fall, focus on grasses

    Another installment of photos from Irvin and Paulin'es garden in Carmichael, California has arrived! This time it's a glimpse of their ornamental grasses in fall (See other seasons and wildlife…

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    Another Fall Tip. Stop Deadheading

    If you live in an area with a true winter climate it's time to stop deadheading. Continuing may damage your roses and here is why.

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    Heather’s garden in Massachusetts

    Today's photos are from Heather Halsey in Sudbury, Massachusetts. Heather says, "I have been gardening for about 10 years, starting in my tiny apartment city garden to my now one-acre…

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    What to do with all those pumpkins you grew this year…

    OK, so I know this is only loosely related to gardening, but I thought I'd share, once again, the truly original Halloween display courtesy of our neighbors down the road.…

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    Promising News From Iowa

    A study conducted by Iowa State University reifies what most gardeners have been feeling for ages.

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    Terie’s New York garden in fall

    We've visited Terie's garden in upstate New York several times (refresh your memory HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE). It's worth every single mention, because it's stunning! I'm so…

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    Q&A: Some flowers can change color

    Lee Reich explains why some flowers can change color.

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    Barb’s trial-and-error garden in Michigan

    Today's photos are from Barbara Vanderhoof in Mears, Michigan. Barb says, "Mears is a little town in middle western Michigan about a mile from Lake Michigan, so I garden in…