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Carol Collins

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    An Affordable Way to Buy Native Plants

    Prairie Moon Nursery in Winona, Minnesota is a mail-order company specializing in North American species for prairie, savanna, woodland, and wetland ecosystems. They offer seeds, potted plants, and bare-root plants…

  • Kitchen Gardening

    ‘Cascade’ Hops — An Easy-Care Vine for Full Sun

    This year one of my favorite seed suppliers, John Scheepers Kitchen Garden Seeds will be offering rhizomes of 'Cascade' hops (Humulus lupulus 'Cascade', Zones 4-8). I've wanted to grow hops for years. My…

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    Native Plants for New England – and Beyond

    Like many gardeners, my awareness and appreciation for native plants has greatly increased in recent years. I love discovering native plants that are well-adapted to my garden's soil conditions and climate, and have made it my…

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    Add Year-Round Color with ‘Daub’s Frosted’ Juniper Shrub

    It was mid-January, and the shrub's feathery, low-growing branches were a shimmery mix of bronze and pale gold...

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    How to Add Color to the Winter Garden

    It is tempting to think of winter as a time to take a break from the garden while it goes dormant. But this season has a charm of its own,…

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    Veggie Garden Design Ideas: Make Your Vegetable Garden Beautiful

    Whether you grow just a few tomatoes or a yard full of vegetables, edibles can be a beautiful part of your landscape. For design inspiration, I visited two great vegetable…

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    How to Break Up the Sea of Green in the Garden

    Janice Becker’s garden in Deerfield, Illinois, is an island of horticultural diversity in a neighborhood ruled by turf grass, mature trees, and occasional ground covers. She has created a plant…

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    Market Growers Tell All

    Market growers are horticultural heroes, delivering loads of fresh produce directly to local customers at farmers’ markets, community-supported agriculture (CSA) sites, and roadside stands all season long. These hardworking folks…

  • Kitchen Gardening

    8 Outstanding New Veggies 2016

    Wouldn’t it be great to have gardening friends who would grow all of those tempting new vegetable varieties you read about in catalogs, and tell you which were most worthy…

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    Curve Appeal

    When Catherine Feldman first moved to her home in Shaker Heights, Ohio, the garden was essentially a blank slate. She dreamed of bringing the neglected landscape back to life and…

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