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    5 Ways to Boost Your Winter Garden in the Northeast

    I don't know about you, but once winter arrives here in the Northeast and the leaves have fallen off all of the trees, my eyes focus on things I just…

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    Out of the Ordinary Picks for Mid-Atlantic Winter Containers

    There are some terrific options for container gardening all year long, especially during winter. The following plants are not your typical evergreens. These selections have interesting colors and textures during…

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    Amarylis: A December Houseplant

    Today Cynthia Strickland, who gardens in Raleigh, North Carolina, is sharing an interesting twist on the familiar amaryllis. (Cynthia has contributed to the GPOD before; check it out here and…

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    December Regional Garden To-Do Lists

    December can be a hectic month no matter where you live. There are holiday parties to plan and attend, presents to be bought, and food to prepare. Some of us…

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    Southern California December Garden To-Do List

    December in Southern California can still sometimes offer warmer weather, but generally we see cooler temperatures. With the holiday season upon us, it's the perfect time to reflect on the…

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    Midwest December Garden To-Do List

    Pamper your poinsettia. A poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima, Zones 10–11) may end up in your care at some point this month. Ensure that it stays healthy for better long-term color and…

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    Southern Plains December Garden To-Do List

    Plant cool-season herbs. You might not think of December as a good month to add new plantings to your vegetable garden, but cool-season herbs are perfectly happy to be planted…

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    Northern California December Garden To-Do List

    December is a quiet, restful month for most gardeners in Northern California. It’s a time for browsing seed, rose, and dahlia catalogs, reviewing the past year's gardening successes, and dreaming…

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    Southwest December Garden To-Do List

    By now, we are deep into the holiday season, and no matter what that looks like for you and yours this year, one thing is certain: You will always have…

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    Northeast December Garden To-Do List

    December’s shortest days allow scant time to enjoy being outdoors, and we’ve barely had a chance to acclimatize to the cold, but winter is still full of gifts for Northeastern…