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  • Design

    No-Fail Primroses

    It’s so easy to be tempted by pots of polyanthus primroses (Primula × polyanthus, Zones 3–8) when you are craving spring color. But if you’re tired of buying them and then…

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    Mud Season in the Northeastern Garden

    Here in the Northeast, spring is a myth. In between the polar vortices and heat and humidity that exile us indoors, we have a short window of wobbly weather: a…

  • Design

    Memories of Spring

    Beth Tucker shared her previous garden in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, with us before. In that post, she showed us how it looked in winter, but today we’re visiting this beautiful…

  • Design

    A Quiet Week in the Garden

    Janell Frazier-Day sent in these photos of her garden. She claimed, “It's one of those quiet weeks in the garden, before the roses and hydrangeas really take off,” but I…

  • Kitchen Gardening

    Sure Signs of Spring

    Spring is in the air… although Mother Nature has certainly been teasing us! In my Maryland zone 7 garden, we had a fairly mild winter with much less precipitation than…

  • Article

    Finding Delight in a Cold and Soggy Spring

    Usually in Maryland as Memorial Day approaches, I have pretty much put in tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, squash and basil, temps are in the 70s and 80s and I'm wearing summer…

  • Kitchen Gardening

    Plant an Early Spring Container Garden

    The harvest for tasty greens and ripe radishes is only a few weeks away if you plant containers of some of the fastest growing edibles around.

  • Article

    Winter’s Passing

    Today is the last day of February--gardeners take heart and prepare for spring! Although it might not seem like it with these frigid temperatures and snow and sleet still in…

  • Kitchen Gardening

    Rethinking the Spring Vegetable Garden

    When the vegetable garden is covered by a thick, fluffy blanket of snow, the blank slate gives gardeners a chance to think. And rethink. Here are four vegetable gardening ideas…

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    Planting Spring-Blooming Bulbs in Containers

    When I plant containers of bulbs in the fall, I’m thinking of the color and drama they will add to the following spring’s landscape. Not only will these planted pots…