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Wouldn't it be nice to have an experienced gardener at your side to show in a clear and concise manner how exactly you can undertake that garden project? Well, 'How To' Guides is just that, an ongoing set of tutorials that demonstrate the best methods for establishing and caring for your garden plants.

Graphically illustrated along with video guides and clear direction, 'How To' Guides will be your gardening mentor.

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The Living Christmas Tree

The Living Christmas Tree

Add an extra level of cheer to your holidays with an attractive Norfolk Island pine. You can feel good about having this living Christmas tree: It looks beautiful and effectively filters harmful pollutants from the air ­ making your home safer for your family. Norfolk Island pine…

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Create a Garden that Attracts Birds to Your Garden This Spring

Create a Garden that Attracts Birds to Your Garden This Spring

Plants and birds have a very special relationship in ecosystems and outdoor environments, including your backyard.  Here are tips for making your garden more bird friendly.  Your Garden Should Provide Water Sources: A simple birdbath will draw birds like a magnet. …

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Make the Back Yard a Place Mom Can Relax

Make the Back Yard a Place Mom Can Relax

A furnished patio, deck, porch or balcony is a very special place. It invites you to step away from life’s busyness, to slow down and relax, and gives you a bit of connection with nature. It can even make your indoor space more comfortable with the sense of having an extra…

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Reuse of Bulbs from Containers

Reuse of Bulbs from Containers

Many potted bulbs can be saved for reuse, though hybrid Tulips will not put on the same quality of repeat show as species Tulips, Hyacinth or Narcissus. Fall is the optimal time to plant out saved bulbs and get the highest survival rate. Planting them out in spring is worth a try if…

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Growing Herbs Indoors

Growing Herbs Indoors

A brief guide to enjoying gardening and herbs all year long.

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How to Create a Shady Retreat Garden

How to Create a Shady Retreat Garden

A shady space in your yard, especially one that has respite from late afternoon sun, can be the perfect location for a cooling, calming getaway spot. Combining shade-loving perennials in a subtly contrasting mix of shape, texture and color assures beauty and restfulness for your…

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Gourmet on Display

Gourmet on Display Herbs and Veggies in Containers

Growing edibles in containers has benefits whether your garden space is limited to a balcony or you have the luxury of a huge yard. Care and harvesting are simplified when plants are close at hand and in a contained environment. It only takes a moment to pop out the back door and…

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Spring Flowering Bulbs

Spring Flowering Bulbs

Spring-flowering bulbs must be planted in the fall because they require a sustained "dormant" period of cold temperatures to stimulate root development. As a rule, the colder your climate, the earlier you plant. In colder northern climates, for example, plant in September or…

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Freezing Summer Favorites

Freezing Summer Favorites

Getting Started... Tomatoes can be stewed or cooked down into sauce before freezing, but the easiest thing to do, when they are overflowing from the veggie patch, is to freeze them whole. Wash and core ripe, firm, un-bruised tomatoes of uniform size then place them, in a single…

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A Garden To Have and To Hold

A Garden To Have and To Hold Creating Miniature and Fairy Gardens

Miniature gardens... A refreshing take on container gardening, an enchanting way to introduce children to the world of plants, and for those of you who must succumb to the changing of the seasons, a miniature garden is the perfect way to continue your love of gardening through the…

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