An Uphill Battle
Tips for gardening on a hillside
by Susan Jasan

If you’re gardening on a hillside, you’re probably facing some unique challenges. Maybe there area some challenges that you did not totally anticipate when you purchased your beautiful sloping property.   >> read article
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In Focus
Creating focal points in the landscape
by Loretta Gillespie

There are several reasons why people use focal points. By creatively using statues, specimen plants, artwork, large planters or even birdhouses, gardeners can draw the eye where they want it to go; often diverting attention from a design flaw, out-of-season flowerbeds or fallow vegetable gardens.   >> read article
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Growing Rhubarb
This old-fashioned is making a comeback
by Cinthia Milner

In the language of social media, rhubarb is trending. My mamaw would be so proud, as her rhubarb patch was one of her early spring delights, and her rhubarb pie was one of her most-praised desserts.   >> read article
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Attracting the Birds and the Bees
Wildlife is WILD about color in the garden
by Helen Yoest

There are many aspects of creating a wildlife habitat, but none as fun as adding color to attract our winged friends. Color plays a very important role in the pollination puzzle.   >> read article
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Normal is Boring
Quirky and unique flowerbed ideas
by Richelle Stafne

If your goal is to create a unique flowerbed, consider these three ideas: place interesting objects among the flowers; use unique containers or vessels to enhance the flowerbed; or create a unique style, pattern, or arrangement of common plants within the designated planting area.   >> read article
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Lemony Herbs
Consider growing some lemony herbs in your garden.
by Carol Michel

No lemons? No problem. If you want to enjoy a homegrown lemony taste, consider growing some lemony herbs in your garden. The five most common lemony herbs are lemon balm, lemon thyme, lemon verbena, lemon basil, and lemongrass.   >> read article
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Finding Your Path
Pathways in the garden
by Kathy Fitzgerald

Making a path can be as simple as mowing a swath through the high grass of a meadow. Most of our gardens, however, have more definition and less space than that, calling for more structured ways to pass through them.   >> read article
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Wonderful Window Boxes
Window boxes increase the gardening space
by PJ Gartin

When someone says “window box,” what images first pop into your mind? Old World, pretentious, charming, expensive? Perhaps you think of these gussied-up containers as high maintenance, or maybe you simply write them off as another wacky sport in the world of competitive gardening. Yet, could it be that you would really like to try them, but have no idea where to begin?   >> read article
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