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Saving plants for another year

Learn how to create your own new plants before frost kills the old ones.
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Fabulous fall partners

Here are some tips for designing an autumn landscape that will brighten your garden with a symphony of late-peaking plants.
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Planting a bulb "meadow"

Looking for another design option for bulbs? Why not try the meadow approach to bulb planting for a looser, more casual look.
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Roses for those that may lack a green-thumb

The recent wave of low-care and long-blooming “shrub roses,” have made rose-growing practical and easy even for those that feel they lack a green thumb.
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New-generation geraniums

New hybrid geraniums feature better heat tolerance and performance for healthier-looking geraniums with more blooms, attractive forms and new colors by crossing ivy-leafed geraniums with American favorite zonal types
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Impatiens disease: The flower disaster that didn't happen

A deadly and fast-spreading disease called downy mildew decimated impatiens in 2012, but weather conditions and planting cutbacks helped to limit the spread of the disease in 2013. So what are gardeners to make of this as they plan this spring's flower choices?
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First out of the gate - 8 of the earliest flowers to get your season off to a fast start

These cold-tolerant early-starters make good additions to the landscape because they have the good sense to bloom when little else is going on and when color is most appreciated.
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Beyond the basics: Less common vegetables that are easy to grow in the garden

One of the advantages of growing your own vegetable garden is that you get to experiment with some of the less-traveled choices. Dozens of seed companies offer just about anything you'd want, from new cultivars of old favorites to heirloom varieties to crops from other countries.
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Finish with a flourish

After a summer of heat, punishing storms, bugs, weeds, assorted diseases, and vacation-related neglect, a few judicious maintenance moves can revive your garden for fall.
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Roses for noses: What roses are the most fragrant?

Looking for a more fragrant rose? Discover interesting facts about rose scent and learn which varieties are known for their fragrance.
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Camellias for colder climates

The camellia has long been a staple of Southeastern landscapes with its glossy, evergreen foliage and rose-like flowers. Thanks to recent breeding and warmer winters, winter-hardy varieties are now are good options for some colder American gardens. Here are some tips for growing these 'hardy camellias' in the North.
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How to grow glorious hanging baskets

Hanging flower baskets are increasingly popular as a way to add eye-level color to decks and porches – without the fuss of digging, weeding and rabbit-fighting. Learn the keys to basket success.
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Get your yard ready for a new season

The return of warm weather means it’s time again for gardeners to whip the yard back into shape for another season. How to get it all done? Take a cue from medics: “Triage” your to-do list to get your spring off to a manageable start in the landscape.
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How to create a fairy garden

Fairy gardens have become one of gardening’s hottest trends lately. Fairy gardens are miniature gardens constructed of diminutive plants and tiny accessories designed to lure fairies.  They can be outside gardens with in-ground plants, or they can be mini container gardens intended mainly for indoors – at least part of the time.
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No garden needed: Growing vegetables in containers

No room in the yard to dig a vegetable garden? No matter. Most vegetables grow just as well in containers as in the ground -- sometimes better.
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How to grow the earliest tomato on the block

Gardening’s biggest reward is arguably the season’s first red, ripe tomato. With a bit of planning and some cold-protection strategy, your tomatoes can be ready weeks and even months ahead of the norm.
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Save the mums

The queen of fall flowers – the chrysanthemum or “mum” – often ends up as a late-season throw-away, But garden mums are perennials in most of the U.S. With a little know-how, garden mums will come back reliably for many years.
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Winterize your garden for healthier, more beautiful results next year

Your garden served you faithfully throughout spring and summer. Now that fall is almost here, it's time to return the favor with some serious winter prep. You might even consider adding a little pizazz in the form of some colorful, hearty fall blooms.
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A Portable, Potable Garden

If space is a premium in your yard – or if you’re looking for a low-maintenance way to fancy-up your deck or patio, think about planting containers as a way to add color and vitality exactly where you need it.
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Your First Vegetable Garden

Fresh fruits and vegetables are coming back as a summer obsession, and even if you’ve never gardened before, you can dig right in. Make the right choices, keep your garden well-fed and watered, and you’ll be enjoying the fruits of your labors in no time.
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Surround yourself with houseplants, for a healthier home

Choose indoor plants to help keep your home environment healthy during winter months.
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How do I repair ice damaged shrubs?

It is important to catch ice damage early and take the necessary steps to help your plant maintain health.
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Why should I prune flowering shrubs?

There are a number of reasons to prune flowering shrubs. Done properly, pruning can be very beneficial.
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Use winter months to plan for spring

Some planning before you can get outside will help you obtain the most enjoyment from your landscape and outdoor living space.
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Get spring color earlier

If you didn't plant bulbs last fall or in previous years, you can still brighten the scene with early spring color.
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Preventing late season snow and ice damage

As winter drags on and snow and ice accumulate, should you be concerned about your plants? A lot depends on the amount and duration of the precipitation, and the condition of the plants going into winter.
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Landscape on a dime

Here are some tips on getting the most for your landscaping dollar this spring.
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Prevent ice-melt damage to your lawn and gardens

Rock salt is the nost widely used melting agent. Learn how to prevent ice-melt damage to your lawn and gardens.
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Primping around the pumpkins

Take the time to rake, trim, edge and mow your lawn now, and your landscape will serve as a stunning backdrop to your outdoor fall decor.
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Fall landscaping

Fall is the ideal time to reap, sow, feed and prepare the earth to experience a miraculous revival next spring.
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Lawns that rock: Hardscaping your landscape

Wake up your yard with shade landscaping and Woodace Plant Fertilizers

Backyard Putting Green

Golf enthusiasts have options for backyard putting greens, learn how to choose between natural vs. synthetic solutions.
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Choosing an Ornamental Plant Fertilizer

The two primary reasons for fertilizing ornamental plants are to encourage growth and to create a healthy plant, the goals are not mutually exclusive, learn how to choose the right fertilizer for your plant.
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Choosing Landscape Ornamental Fertilizers

Greenview experts recommend soil tests to help choose the right fertilizer for trees and landscape plants.
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Tips on Planting Trees and Shrubs

Late fall and early winter is a great time to plant trees and shrubs, learn how to plant and transplant like a pro.
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Landscape Lighting Enhances Outdoor Nightlife

Low voltage landscape lighting is inexpensive to operate and creates drama while enhancing safety and security to your home.
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Low Maintenance Roses

Roses traditionally have required a lot of work to keep them disease and insect free, that is all changed with breeding breakthroughs in landcape roses.
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Hiring a Landscaper

Hiring the right professional is key to successful projects, learn how to select the right landscaper for your project.
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