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Repetition Wows In The Garden

To make an impact in the garden, nothing succeeds like repetition and, since annuals only bloom for one season, don’t be shy.


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Putting Plantings Away For Winter

The only annuals I still have outside are those stuck in containers that I keep out all year. The others, I’ve finally ‘put to bed’.


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Patriotic Plantings

Planting a flag of flowers for Memorial Day weekend gives you a great display for all our patriotic holidays through the summer.


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Picture Perfect Gifts From Your Garden

Got ink in your printer? Then you can make quick gifts from your garden photos of your riotous roses, gorgeous geraniums or serene succulents.


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A Bright Idea For Your Bulbs

Once tulips and daffodil flowers are spent, you can just walk along and snap off the top of the stem – that stops the plant from making seeds and sends that energy back down into the bulb.


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Keeping Windowboxes Fresh Year ‘Round

Nothing adds appeal to your house quite like a windowbox full of something seasonal but if you get too busy to keep up, you’ll end up with empty planters or dead flowerheads greeting guests at your door.


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Signs of Summer Survive The Fall

Whatever the reason, when I have to be wrapped up in fleece just to face the garden on a frosty fall morning, it’s highly satisfying to find summer flowers still flourishing.