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Keep Chipmunks Out of Your Garden

Keep Chipmunks Out of Your Garden - don’t let these rodents drive you nuts -

Chipmunks, though cute, can wreak havoc on your yard by digging holes and eating plants. Find out how to keep these pests away, humanely.

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Outdoor Seating Ideas

Outdoor Seating Ideas - entertain in style and comfort -

A comfortable, sitting area gives you a place to enjoy your favorite spots around your landscape. No matter what style you like, there are lots of options!

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Secrets to Growing Beautiful Begonias

Secrets to Growing Beautiful Begonias - long on color, short on effort -

With a few tips, anyone can grow beautiful begonias. When mixed with plants of similar growing requirements, you can create eye-catching flower beds with continuous color.

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5 Tips to Max Out Your Summer Tomato Harvest

5 Tips to Max Out Your Summer Tomato Harvest - how to get more tomatoes -

Here are easy tips and tricks that will help your tomato plants produce more fruit. These tips include pruning sucker branches, mixing varieties for staggered production and using the paper bag ripening trick to get an extra harvest at the end of the season.

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How to Grow Happy and Healthy Camellias

How to Grow Happy and Healthy Camellias - tips to keep your camellia thriving -

Camellias have been popular in the southeastern United States since before the Civil War and were beloved in Victorian England. Learn what it takes to keep these classic beauties looking their best.

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Stake Your Flowers to Keep Them from Falling Over

Stake Your Flowers to Keep Them from Falling Over - support tall flowering plants -

Supportive stakes or “cages” can improve the appearance of plants with tall flower stems or exceptionally heavy blooms. They’re simple to install and enhance the beauty of your garden by keeping your plants upright.

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Tropical Plants with Really Big Leaves

Tropical Plants with Really Big Leaves - list of plants with a big impact -

The huge green leaves of the banana trees, philodendrons, cannas and more are the signature element of our favorite lush tropical landscapes.

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Edible Plants for the Flower Garden

Edible Plants for the Flower Garden - easy on the eye, tasty for the table -

Learn all about edible plants you can add to your flower garden. They look good enough to eat and taste good enough to eat!

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Gardening in Raised Beds: Benefits and Drawbacks

Gardening in Raised Beds: Benefits and Drawbacks - Are raised beds the right choice for you? -

Raised garden beds offer many advantages to the home gardener. But they do need a one-time investment in building materials, time, and effort. This article will help you decide if the benefits make it worthwhile for you.

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Turn Your Garden into a Wildlife Habitat

Turn Your Garden into a Wildlife Habitat - Bring any sized space to life! -

Just about any outdoor space can become a sustainable food source and safe living area for wildlife. With the right plants and planning, you can encourage all sorts of birds, frogs, small animals, and beneficial insects to visit your yard.

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