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  • How-To

    Southern Plains August Garden To-Do List

    August is the month when many gardeners in our region dream of moving to cooler climes. Northern gardeners lament the month of January, but we suffer through August’s doldrums instead.…

  • How-To

    South July Garden To-Do List

    July is sneaky. Wasn’t it just May? One day we open our eyes and we are smack dab in the middle of the year. High summer is here, and there…

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    Pruning Spring-Flowering Trees in the South

    Spring reaches its blooming crescendo with spring-flowering trees. Dogwoods (Cornus spp. and cvs., Zones 3–9), redbuds (Cercis spp. and cvs., Zones 4–10), crabapples (Malus spp. and cvs., Zones 3–9)—the list…

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    Mid-Atlantic June Garden To-Do List

    Add and subtract from your garden. June is a great time to assess what you have in the garden. By now the garden has filled in, and you can add…

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    Northeast June Garden To-Do List

    June makes gardening look easy. If the heat and humidity hold off, we’ll barely have to break a sweat to accomplish the most urgent tasks: to stop and smell the…

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    Southern California June Garden To-Do List

    Do some last-minute planting. Call me crazy, but I love June gloom. We all know that the heat is going to come and stay for a while, so I always…

  • How-To

    Southeast June Garden To-Do List

    Divide bearded irises. If your garden includes good old-fashioned bearded irises (Iris × germanica, Zones 4–9), ask yourself when you last divided your clumps. If it’s been longer than five…

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    Northwest June Garden To-Do List

    June in the Pacific Northwest is a wonderful time to garden. This time of year, the weather is changing quickly from spring’s short and cool days to summer’s pleasant days…

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    South May Garden To-Do List

    Plant warm-season veggies. For diligent vegetable gardeners, sometime in May is often a good time for the second round of planting for some warm-season crops (corn, cucumbers, and tomatoes). Planting…

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    April Garden To-Do List for the South

    For most of the South, April brings with it the promise that frost is behind us. For our region, soggy weather and even flooding have been the precursor to spring.…

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