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    Mid-Atlantic December Garden To-Do List

    As we Mid-Atlantic gardeners continue to clean up leaves, plant the rest of our spring bulbs before the ground freezes, and employ strategies to deter deer, we can tackle a…

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    Mountain West December Garden To-Do List

    Purchase houseplants for the holidays. I love to add living color to holiday décor. Poinsettias (Euphorbia pulcherrima, Zones 10–11), amaryllis (Hippeastrum spp. and cvs., Zones 8–10), Christmas cacti (Schlumbergera spp.…

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    Northern Plains December Garden To-Do List

    Create a winter container. Fill a beautiful container with clippings from your garden to enjoy during the winter months and extend the gardening season. Containers are an adaptable and versatile…

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    South December Garden To-Do List

    Plant fruit trees. Peaches, pears, nectarines, plums, apples, and persimmons all appreciate cool air and warmer soil. The roots are busy growing without having to support all that foliage. Established…

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    Northwest December Garden To-Do List

    December is a great time of year to reflect on this season in the garden and the amazing challenges you have endured this year. Before the next season starts, make…

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    Southeast December Garden To-Do List

    I rather like December gardening in the Southeast. The leaves are off the trees, and the structural bones of the garden have appeared. Rain has returned as we transition from…

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    Northeast: Gardening Is for the Birds

    It’s impossible to imagine life without birds. Yet even habitat for black-capped chickadees is rapidly disappearing. According to Doug Tallamy, author of Bringing Nature Home, “Conservation ecologists … believe that…

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    Extending the Gardening Season

    I was recently having coffee with a friend who isn’t a gardener, and he remarked how I must have tons of free time now that fall is almost over. With…

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    Crafting Your Own Winter Container

    Creating a beautiful container to enjoy during the winter months is an easy way to extend the gardening season. Containers are an adaptable and versatile element of the landscape that…

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    Dwarf Conifers That Can Take the Heat

    Amid all the lush tropicality of the plants we grow in the Southeast, sometimes I crave something a bit more conservative. Think Scandinavian: efficient, solidly built, and designed to stand…