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Mulching Your Garden: The best thing you can do right now
If you only have time to do one thing in your garden this month, what should it be? That’s an easy one: mulch. Sure, it would have been better if you’d done it mid-July, but it’s not too late to reap...
Pot up the Red, white and blue!
Throwing a Fourth of July party? This year, go beyond the stars and stripes napkins and kick it up a notch with planters in patriotic colors placed around the pool and patio — and even on tabletops....
Waterwise Edibles? Yes!
Vegetables and fruits, as most gardeners know, require a fair amount of water — although targeted (drip and row) watering and mulching can really reduce the water needed. But are there actually...
15 colorful water-wise plants
Say “water-wise plants” and an image of prickly cacti and spiky succulents often comes to mind. But low-water plants can be flowery, romantic and colorful too. There are many flowering shrubs and...
Attracting Pollinators to Your Gard
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 bear fewer fruits and vegetables. In order to...
Get your garden ‘party ready’ for spring
Spring is the best time of year for a garden party. Outdoors there are layers of fresh, bright green foliage, vibrant colors and mild temperatures. The holidays encourage us — Purim, St. Patrick’s...
The truth about 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...
January & Roses go together two things rose lovers should do now
By Chris Gardner Surprisingly, January’s an active month for gardeners who love roses. There are two important things to be done now: rose pruning and rose planting. Both can be a lot of fun if you...
New colors for the holiday home
There will always be a place for paperwhites, poinsettias and amaryllises during the holiday season. They’re just so beautiful, accessible and festive. But who doesn’t yearn to rock the boat and...
Finding the Perfect Tree for Christmas
When it comes to Christmas trees, size does matter but before you bring home your lean, mean evergreen, there are a few other considerations to keep in mind so you get the perfect tree for your...
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