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    A Visit to Betty Ford’s Alpine Gardens

    Recently I visited a beautiful small garden, the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in nearby Vail, Colorado. An interesting feature of mountain gardens is how many things bloom at the same…

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    Gardening for Pollinators Without Sacrificing Beauty

    Today’s photos come from Harriet Robinson in Otisfield, Maine. She is sharing pictures of a great garden that shows that gardens built with native plants for pollinators can also be…

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    More Sunflowers, More Wildlife

    Today’s photos come from Lisa McMillin in Boise, Idaho. I live in Boise’s historic North End, in a bungalow more than 100 years old. I’ve been gardening for 30 years,…

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    Going Gracefully Into Winter

    I’ll admit it: Sometimes I’m so worn out by the end of summer, with all the watering and weeding, that I really just give up on my garden. But by…

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    Water-Wise Plants

    Droughts and water shortages have grabbed headlines in recent years, reminding gardeners everywhere that we need to find ways to make our landscapes less dependent on supplemental water. Even in…

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    Regional Picks: Deerproof Perennials – Midwest

    Hoary skullcap Name: Scutellaria incana usda hardiness zones: 5 to 8 size: 2 to 3 feet tall and 18 to 24 inches wide conditions: Full sun to partial shade; well-drained…