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  • How-To

    Which Pruner Is Right for You?

    Of all the tools on the garden-center shelf, there is nothing more variable in style and appearance than pruners. It’s worth your time to consider different styles and brands to…

  • Article

    How to Create a Pest-Proof Vegetable Garden

    When my husband, Andy, and I moved to our new home in rural Washington, we knew we wanted a large vegetable garden. However, with our new idyllic location came to…

  • Article

    A Potting Table with a Twist

    It’s not easy being the carpenter son of a garden-center owner. It seems as if, every year, my mother asks me to build something crazy that she has seen in…

  • Design

    Garden Art that’s Right up your Alley

    Gardeners have been using bowling balls as garden decorations for many years, especially since they started being produced in numerous jelly-bean colors and swirling patterns. To my taste, however, they…

  • Design

    Finding Space for Veggies in a Small Yard

    Lately, there seems to be a lot of farmer envy in the gardening world. The recent locavore (eat locally grown food) trend, food-contamination scares, and the high price of produce…

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    How-To

    Build a One-of-a-Kind Water Feature

    Nothing is more relaxing than the music of moving water in the garden. But finding a water feature to complement your style can be tough. So why not make a…