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    Turning a Stump Into a Garden

    Mischael McKenna of New Hartford, New York, sent in these photos of an amazing transformation they made in their garden, turning trash into pretty incredible treasure. I just love this…

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    Caring for Plant Roots: What You Need to Know

    Roots are often overlooked by gardeners but deserve to get more attention. Of course, they are usually underground and out of sight, so it’s somewhat understandable why they are largely…

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    3 Easy Hardwood Cutting Methods

    Create more of your favorite trees and shrubs with these unique methods

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    Mycorrhizae Help Feed Your Plants

    One of the most valuable organisms your soil can have is a fungus known as mycorrhizae, which means “fungus root” in Greek. The full name of the fungus will really…

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    10 Ways to Keep Your Garden Healthy

    Learn how to eliminate plant diseases by understanding and managing the conditions that cause them

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    Water Wisely With Drip Irrigation

    Give plants moisture when and where they need it

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    Dividing Plants With Roots That Form Offsets

    To divide a plant whose roots form offsets (small plants growing at the base of a larger one), snap the connection between any of the sections to obtain a piece…

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    A Better Fix for Root-Bound Plants

    We’ve all experienced the disappointment of sliding a newly purchased tree or shrub out of its container only to find a tightly woven mosaic of circling roots. For years, experts…

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    Tips for Growing Veggies in Containers

    If you have limited space and time but still want to try your hand at growing vegetables, think containers. No yard is necessary; a patio, deck, windowbox, or even a…