Plant nursery

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    Tips for Shopping at a Southern California Garden Center

    Garden centers offer a wide range of lovely plants. Yet it’s important to consider not only the plants that we find eye-catching but also those that will thrive in our…

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    Conifers for Any Size Landscape

    Evergreen conifers provide the bones for any landscape. They offer a variety of colors, textures and habits all year long. While conifers are sometimes relegated to the rear or boundary…

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    Keep Your Veggie Garden Going

    Most gardeners are used to growing or buying spring seedlings to establish their vegetable gardens. But what happens when spring is over and early crops have been harvested? After the…

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    8 Ways to Save Money at the Garden Center

    We’ve all been there: You head for the checkout counter at the nursery and you have a general ballpark number in mind—until the register tallies and you’re $40, $50, or…

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    Regional Picks: Late-Winter Interest – Northeast

        1. Weeping Norway Spruce Name: Picea abies ‘Pendula’ USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 to 7 Size: Up to 5 feet tall; width is variable and controllable Conditions: Sun to partial…

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    8 Fall Chores That Can’t Wait

    By the time that October rolls around, most gardeners are ready to throw in the trowel, retreat indoors, and curl up by the fire with a good book. But if…

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    A Better Fix for Root-Bound Plants

    Circling roots are bad. After five years in the ground, this tree’s uncorrected roots remain wrapped around the stem. They will eventually strangle the trunk, causing the tree to decline…

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    Hardwood Cuttings Made Easy

    Did you ever love a plant so much that you wished you could make more of it? I feel that way about Japanese snowball bush (Viburnum plicatum f. plicatum, USDA…