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    Beautiful Heirloom Crinums for Southern Plains Gardens

    If you’ve ever walked through an old cemetery yard in the Southern Plains, you’ve likely seen crinum lilies (Crinum spp. and cvs., Zones 8–10). Crinums, which aren’t true lilies but…

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    April Garden To-Do List for the Southern Plains

    April is a great time to plant your spring vegetable garden if you haven’t already. If you live in the more northern reaches of the Southern Plains, April is likely…

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    April Garden To-Do List for Northern California

    The true gardening year begins in earnest for most Northern California gardeners this month. The danger of frost is minimal, the air temperatures are reliably higher, and the soil is…

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    April Garden To-Do List for the Southwest

    Plant or transplant cacti. This is a great time to start planting cacti and succulents and to start transplanting perennials, but be sure to increase your watering routine as temperatures…

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    April Garden To-Do List for the Northeast

    Even though misanthropes enjoy reminding us that snowstorms are possible even into May, there’s no holding back the growing season now. Spring bulbs trumpet new growth, migratory birds make their…

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    April Garden To-Do List for the Mid-Atlantic

    The garden is finally awake now, and there is so much to do! The next few months are busy ones for gardeners. Here’s how you can get started. Divide perennials.…

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    April Garden To-Do List for Southern California

    Clean out containers. Before you start a mad rush of buying new plants this month, get your old pots ready for reuse. Plants need every advantage you can give them,…

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    April Garden To-Do List for the Northern Plains

    Mulch, mulch, mulch. Adding mulch now not only suppresses weeds, but it keeps the soil moist and cool, preventing any early risers from growing too quickly in case a late…

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    April Garden To-Do List for the Southeast

    April brings a whirlwind of activity for plants, animals, and gardeners alike. It almost doesn’t matter what you do in the garden, as long as you are out there doing…

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    April Garden To-Do List for the Midwest

    Plant some early color outdoors. Brighten up the early-season landscape with plants that can withstand some chilly weather. As the foliage of spring-blooming bulbs begins to emerge, add to the…