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    Design a Water-Wise Garden

    Being more conscious of the water used in gardens is not a responsibility left only to those who experience extreme droughts. If you live in an area that gets regular…

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    Water-Wise Tips for the Heat of Summer

    Midsummer can be brutally hot and dry in the Mid-Atlantic region. Frequent heat waves and dry spells result in the biggest chore of the summer—watering. However, a few changes can…

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    Water-Wise Tips for Northeastern Gardeners

    Long-range forecasts for the summer have been all over the place. Some predicted “normal” weather for most of the Northeast and rainier than usual weather for southern New England. Others…

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    How to Design a Rain Garden

    The term “rain garden” is a bit of a misnomer. Sounding like it is some kind of a water-logged bog, a rain garden, in fact, is a slightly sunken garden…

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    A Water-Wise Garden That Wows

    In 2005 I killed my front lawn. It wasn't negligence or ignorance. It was premeditated, cold-spirited, calculated murder. It's not that I don't appreciate turf grass. It most certainly has…

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    How Sustainable Is Your Landscape?

    Smart gardeners everywhere are jumping on the sustainable bandwagon. And when you consider all the payoffs of a sustainable landscape, it’s not hard to understand why. It typically uses less…

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    10 Water-Wise Plants

    Droughts and water shortages have grabbed headlines in recent years, reminding gardeners everywhere that we need to find ways to make our landscapes less dependent on supplemental water. Even in…

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    Heat Lovers

    Today’s garden photos come from our friend Cherry Ong. She writes, "A lot of my gardening friends are pining for summer so I thought I would share photos of a…