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    How to Get Your Shade Containers To Look Great All Season Long

    How is taking care of a container in the shade different from taking care of a container in full sun? Does the limited light provide additional challenges—or does it provide…

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    Tropical Inspiration for Shade Containers

    It’s easy to ignore the shady corners of our gardens and focus on areas with the most light, especially when it comes to creating warm-season containers. Many of us get…

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    Ginny’s Gardening Adapting to Shade

    My name is Ginny McNally, I'm from Hatboro, Pennsylvania. I'd been gardening on a small scale for about 40 years. At first I had a vegetable garden, grew all sorts…

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    Out-of-the-Ordinary Containers for Shade

    Do you feel like once you’ve seen one shady container design, you’ve really seen them all? I often feel that way, and I have no excuse for monotony since I…

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    Simple Steps to Prevent Powdery Mildew

    If you grow common vegetable garden crops -- like beans, peas, squash, pumpkins, melons and cucumbers –- you might see a powdery white coating on leaves and stems during the…

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    Hostas and More for Shade

    Welcome to Cherie Walda’s shade garden. My husband and I live in Fort Wayne, Indiana. We moved here in 1987 to an acre of land with maple, pine, ash, and…

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    Plan Now for a Spring Display

    Today’s photos come from Vanessa Bianchi, who moved from Florida to the Midwest a couple of years ago and had to learn about gardening in a new climate. I moved…

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    Made for Shade

    Today’s photos come from Karen Holmen: I am a long-time gardener in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. What started as a small backyard garden has grown over many years to a…

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    A Teaching Garden

    The Hahn Horticulture Garden on the campus of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia, is not only a beautiful public display garden that shows off a wide range of plants grown…

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    10 Ground Covers for Shade

    It is often the case that we gardeners find ourselves with a shady corner in our yard where nothing grows. What we long for is one plant that will take…