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    Plants That the Herbivores Will Avoid in the South

    Fionuala Campion says in her article, Dazzling Deer-Resistant Perennials, "Though very graceful and delightful to behold in their native habitat, deer are a voracious force to reckon with in many…

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    Gardening at Ocean Beach Park in Connecticut

    My name is Diane Smith, and I am a member of the 20-person Beautification Committee in New London, Connecticut. This is a city-appointed board, and we are all volunteers with…

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    Relax in the Garden

    It is always a treat to visit Caroline Williams’ Louisiana garden! If you’ve missed her garden before, check out her containers and glowing tulips. Today she’s hoping we will relax…

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    Backyard Butterfly Garden

    Welcome to Libby Breitenbaugh’s butterfly garden! I live in Irmo, South Carolina. I have a medium-size butterfly garden that is three years old and very much a work in progress.…

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    Plants the Deer Don’t Eat

    Susan Esche has been facing the same problem as many gardeners: hungry deer. My rural garden near a lake is becoming increasingly popular with the local deer, and this is…

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    From Jungle to Garden

    Today we’re visiting Tonya Keck’s garden in Davis, California. We bought our house eight years ago. It was a foreclosure and had been vacant for over a year. The kitchen…

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    It Is Easy Being Green

    I'm Ruth Kenworthy Ecker of Wellesley, Massachusetts. I am a member of a local garden club and serve on the board of the Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts. Though I…

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    Saving Water Without Compromising Beauty

    Today’s photos come from John Lewallen. I live in Glendora, California, which is just east of Pasadena. This is a semi-arid foothill region in Zones 10–11. Over a period of…

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    Regional Picks: Perennial Hole Fillers – Southern Plains

      1. Weeping Lantana Name: Lantana montevidensis USDA Hardiness Zones: 9 to 11 Size: 3 feet tall and 4 feet wide Conditions: Full sun; moist, well-drained soil Weeping lantana can…