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Pink-Edged Sea Holly
Sea holly ( Eryngium spp.) is a sun-loving, easy-to-grow perennial that?s hardy in USDA zones 5 to 8. It features 3-foot-tall flower stalks topped with spiny, silvery blue flower heads. The...
A Shovel With Attitude
The Kombi shovel is described as a ?shovel with attitude.? One look at it makes you see why. It looks more like a medieval weapon than a garden tool. The Kombi has sharp, deeply serrated edges on...
New Multicolored Dahlia
Dahlias come in a wide variety of colors that gardeners combine to produce a multicolored effect. Now a new variety offers multiple colors on one plant. ?Changing Colors? dahlia features flowers...
Best Grass for Low-Nitrogen Lawns
Lawns are ubiquitous in the United States, and most homeowners fertilize their lawns at least once a year, usually with a high-nitrogen product. This has raised environmental concerns because...
In the Garden
During the months of January and February, garden centers begin offering bare-root plants for sale. These are simply dormant perennials, sold without any soil surrounding their roots. This makes them easier to handle and less expensive to ship, which...
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Grow the Best Strawberries Grow the Best Strawberries , by Louise Riotte (Storey Publishing, 1999; $3.95), provides all the...
Favorite or New Plant
Winter Camellia There's really no contest ... my favorite landscape plant this time of year is definitely...
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- Consider Edible and Ornamental Blueberries
- Eliminate Chickweed
- Control Fungus Gnats
- Test Leftover Seed
- Sow Annual Flowers Indoors