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    Making an Organic Community Garden in Arkansas

    Today we’re visiting with Mary Maud Huber. Fourteen years ago when we moved to Fairfield Bay in north-central Arkansas, I wanted a plot in the Community Garden. The town is…

  • garden bed full fo pink and purple flowers
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    Pam’s Garden in Montana

    My name is Pam Alvord. In 2019 I submitted photos of our North Carolina garden in Zone 7B (Learning From Gardening in Different Climates). I explained that I have gardened…

  • Episode 128: Our Loved Ones’ Favorite Plants
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    Episode 128: Our Loved Ones’ Favorite Plants

    For many gardeners, sharing a love of plants with family and friends adds another layer of enjoyment to a very fulfilling pastime. In this episode, Danielle, Carol, and expert guest…

  • garden during a snow storm
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    Carla’s January Gardening

    Carla Z Mudry is sharing her garden with us today. I know it sounds crazy, but you actually can garden in January! I have this giant Japanese maple we inherited…

  • finished garden viewed from a second floor window
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    Sallie’s Pandemic Garden Project

    Sallie Boge is sharing her garden with us today. We garden in Riverside, a nearby suburb of Chicago (Zone 5a–6b). In April 2020 we constructed two new 11x16 garden beds…

  • mature garden planting plan
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    Planting Plan for a Mature Garden Makeover

    In the article How to Make Changes to a Mature Garden, Laura Trowbridge explains how her long border acquired its present appearance: "It was a difficult decision, but last spring…

  • shrubs for shade
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    Shade-Loving Shrubs for Your Region

    Finding interesting plants for shade can be a struggle, but when you add in the desire for that plant to be a woody shrub, the list narrows even more. But…

  • Fragrant sweet box
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    Shade-Loving Shrubs for the California

    Finding interesting plants for shade can be a struggle, but when you add in the desire for that plant to be a woody shrub, the list narrows even more. But…

  • shrubs for shade in the northeast
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    Shade-Loving Shrubs for the Northeast

    Finding interesting plants for shade can be a struggle, but when you add in the desire for that plant to be a woody shrub, the list narrows even more. But…

  • ‘Mt. Vernon’ dwarf English laurel
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    Shade-Loving Shrubs for the Northwest

    Finding interesting plants for shade can be a struggle, but when you add in the desire for that plant to be a woody shrub, the list narrows even more. But…