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  • Article

    Putting Mulch to the Test

    Every gardener wants a gorgeous garden. Choosing the right plants for your site and using proper planting techniques are, of course, essential steps in establishing a successful landscape. Choosing the…

  • Article

    How to Extend the Vegetable Growing Season

    If I had a dollar for every time someone has said, “It’s too cold to grow vegetables in winter,” I could buy myself a heated greenhouse. The truth is that…

  • 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…

  • How-To

    10 Chores That Can’t Wait at the Start of Gardening Season

    Winter is waning, and you can’t wait to get outside. But before you get caught up in buying new plants and moving things around, take some time to do some…

  • Article

    3 Tough Perennials Put to the Test

    We all know that catalogs often embellish plant descriptions. Phrases like “tough as nails” and “extremely hardy” are so common that it seems odd not to see them associated with…

  • 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…

  • Article

    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…

  • Article

    Give Your Roses Tough Love

    Mention the word “rose” and most gardeners instantly think of fussy plants needing constant coddling, chemical treatments, and a completely separate area of the garden. If you like the formal…

  • Article

    What is Sustainable Gardening?

    “Sustainable gardening” is a cool term if I've ever heard one. It sounds edgy in an incredibly responsible sort of way. In suburban farmer (that would be me) speak it’s:…