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  • How-To

    Pruning Spring-Flowering Trees

    Spring reaches its blooming crescendo with spring-flowering trees. Dogwoods (Cornus spp. and cvs., Zones 3–9), redbuds (Cercis spp. and cvs., Zones 4–10), crabapples (Malus spp. and cvs., Zones 3–9)—the list…

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    Your Guide to Native Plants in the Midwest

    For gardeners in the Midwest, interest in native plants is on the rise. Native plant enthusiasts recognize the crucial role these species occupy in relation to each other and to…

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    Rock Garden Rock Stars for the Southern Plains

    Rock gardens are appealing for their natural, rugged beauty. For areas with steep slopes, a rock garden can be an excellent way to add interest to retaining walls or rocky…

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    Southwest May Garden To-Do List

    Welcome to May in the Southwest. With social distancing and so much staying at home, we’re sure everyone’s gardens are getting the attention they need. But in case you still…

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    Northeast May Garden To-Do List

    May is the boss of us. Never mind if the laundry needs doing or dinner is waiting, in May, you’ll find us in the garden past sunset with a headlamp…

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    Mountain West May Garden To-Do List

    Get outside to enjoy the garden. During these unprecedented times of the COVID-19 pandemic, gardening has become even more of a respite—a way to get outside, connect to nature, and…

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    May Garden To-Do List for the Mid-Atlantic

    May always looks like the busiest month of the gardener’s year, and there seems to be a never-ending list of chores. These are just a few tasks that can be…

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    Northern California May Garden To-Do List

    What to do in the ornamental garden Go on pest patrol. By regularly inspecting your rose bushes for pests and diseases and eliminating problems early on, you'll enjoy strong, healthy…

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    Southern Plains May Garden To-Do List

    Harvest your vegetables and cut flowers. After all of the hard work you put into planting your spring garden, don’t forget to enjoy the harvest. By now your garden is…

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    Northwest May Garden To-Do List

    Now that May’s warmer weather is upon us, it’s time to think about the coming warm weather of late spring and summer in the Pacific Northwest. I suspect this year…