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Attracting Pollinators to Your Garden
Bees, butterflies and other insects go about their quiet work with little appreciation. But without them our gardens would be a lot less colorful and yield fewer fruits and vegetables. In order to...
Helpful Spring Tips for Fruitful Summer Harvests
Tomatoes are, by far, the most popular homegrown vegetable, although they are really a fruit. Their pervasiveness is not surprising for obvious reasons: they are very easy to grow, making them...
Small Space Gardening
There is something really lovely about a garden that sits above things — those special rooftop or balcony gardens where you are sheltered by the quiet of green but can glance out and over, keeping an...
Dormant Fruit Trees
When deciduous fruit trees such as peach, plum, apricot and apple lose their leaves in the winter, they become dormant. At this time of year, they can be easily planted due to this dormancy. Not only...
Pruning Prepares Rose Bushes for a Healthy Start to the New Year
Pruning and planting roses are pretty easy to do. They are such hearty plants you cannot really hurt them. If you want your roses to get off to a healthy start in 2017, then consider taking some...
Just in time for the holidays: Poinsettias in designer colors
If you are looking for a twist on tradition or a new take on holiday style, then specialty poinsettias are perfect for you. Long favorites of interior decorators, these holiday beauties will add...
Fall is California’s Second Planting Season
Fall provides some wonderful opportunities for gardening in California. This time of year is considered a second season for planting thanks to the Golden State’s ideal weather. Cool autumn nights and...
Not Your Average Jack-O-Lantern
Pumpkins and squash are the perfect canvas for adding that extra spark of hair-raising décor to your door, porch or centerpiece this fall. They can be carved, cooked, painted or arranged into bone-...
Container Gardening: How to Transition from Summer to Fall
How do you manage the in-between season when it comes to gardening? This is the time just past the prime of summer but before it is time to plant for fall and winter. It is still hot outside so it is...
A No-Effort, Party-Ready Garden
By Gary Jones Relaxing outdoor living can be a breeze when you plan and plant well. Follow these simple rules and techniques to have a “party-ready” garden all summer long — with little care and...
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