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    How to Spruce Up Your Veggie Garden

    Edible gardens are, too often, purely utilitarian spaces relegated to the outer reaches of an overall garden design. But they can be so much more with just a few design…

  • Article

    Plants You Can Walk On

    Mulching the 3 acres of display and trial gardens at my perennial nursery was becoming expensive and time-consuming, so I decided to explore ground covers that would eventually eliminate the…

  • Design

    Design a Garden with Shrubs

    We’ve all heard it a million times before: Shrubs and small trees are the bones of our beds and borders. This is true, but they can be so much more.…

  • Design

    4 Simple Upgrades That Make a Big Difference in the Garden

    Have you always wondered what makes a garden truly stunning? Sometimes the solution is simple: Spread some mulch, pull some weeds, or add some interesting plants. But other times, these…

  • Article

    A Garden that Plants itself

    The Garden in a Nutshell USDA Hardiness Zone: 5 Light: Full sun Soil: Clay loam amended each year with compost and manure Maintenance Level: Medium Biggest Challenge: Staying on top…

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    Tying It All Together

    If you garden, you love plants—especially the newest and most unusual ones. After bringing these treasures home, they often end up plopped in various places without a lot of pre-planning…

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    Time-Saving Tips

    Whenever I hear of gardeners who spend hours a day in their gardens, I get insanely jealous. As a mom and wife with a full-time career, I’m lucky if I…

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    Put Your Plants First

    On an increasingly overbuilt planet where daily experience with the natural world is limited, at best, gardens can serve as places to reconnect with nature. The norm today is, sadly,…