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‘Dead’ Flowers May Extend The Life Of Your Garden

Maybe you don’t want to dead-head or clean up everything in your garden after all. And, conveniently, certain plants are better left alone.


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Prune Hydrangeas Now

Gardeners get into trouble by pruning old-fashioned big leaf hydrangeas when they’re dormant in the late fall or early spring and end up chopping off healthy branches.


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Deadhead Ever-Blooming Hydrangeas

Wait a minute, didn’t I just tell you this spring NOT to prune your old-fashioned pink and blue hydrangeas? Yes, but some hydrangea are better pruned.


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Don’t Prune Hydrangeas

I know, you see some great gardener’s super-flowery hydrangea and you’re sure it’s something they’re doing, but actually, it’s what they’re not doing – they’re not pruning the flowers off!


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‘Leap’ To Do Garden Chores

Leap Day is a good cue to take care of those garden chores that don’t need doing every year.


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Spring And Fall For Phlox

Phlox is a perennial plant which disappears in winter.


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Invite Climbing Plants To Climb On In

Instead of tying up the vines, why not just let a climbing plant clamber up over something like a shrub?


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The Beauty Of A Winter Garden

Gardeners who don’t feel compelled to tidy everything up in Autumn will still have lots to look at come January.