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  • how to divide perennials

    Dividing Perennials Step-by-Step

    Dividing perennials is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to get more plants. Many perennials can be divided, but how and when should you do it? Here are three…

  • deer and hydrangeas

    Do Deer Eat Hydrangeas?

    The arrival of late spring and early summer means just one thing here in New England: hydrangea season. The East Coast is known for the iconic displays those hydrangeas put…

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    How to Grow Prayer Plants as Houseplants

    Prayer plants (Goeppertia spp. and cvs., syn. Calathea spp. and cvs., Zones 9–11) are arguably among the most stunning houseplants you can add to your collection. Though they come in…

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    Flowers from Clay

    My name is Beth O'Brien, and I live in a Zone 6b location in Fort Erie, Ontario. We purchased this new home five years ago, and the yard was a…

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    Dani’s Garden in Germany

    Today we’re off to Laufersweiler, Germany, to see Dani’s beautiful garden. I am sending some photos of my little rose garden. I am an American living in Germany and have…

  • gardening regions

    What Gardening Region Am I In?

    Let’s talk about regions and zones On, there are two ways to get a sense of what plants can survive where: zones and regions. The below map showcases how…

  • garden glossary

    Garden Glossary: Gardening Terms Beginners Should Know

    Here are some common gardening terms you may run across as you explore garden centers and plan your garden. Understanding what each term means will help you to pick the…

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    Episode 82: Spring Trees

    Despite there still being snow on the ground here in the Northeast, we’re thinking spring. Yes, there are daffodils and tulips to look forward to, but perhaps even more impressive…

  • 6 Amazing Small Trees

    6 Amazing Small Trees

    Trees are critical backbones in a landscape and likely the biggest plant investment you’ll ever make because they generally have large price tags. Also, trees don’t transplant well once they’re…

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    The Best Low-Maintenance Shrubs

    Most gardeners agree that shrubs require less primping than perennials do to look good. And lots of shrubs grow just fine without much help from you. But which ones do…