Rain, Rain, Don’t Go Away
by Linda Wiggen Kraft

Rainwater harvesting is one of the easiest ways gardeners can help save money and create beauty in their garden, while at the same time helping the environment.   >> read article
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Plant Your Spring Lawn Now
by Stacey Mollus

Next May, wouldn’t you love to have the best looking-lawn in your neighborhood? If your answer is yes, you need to begin by overseeding now. It is hard to believe that putting seed down now will make that big of a difference six months from now, but it does.   >> read article
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Max Bloom
Tips to Extend the Bloom of 15 Favorite Garden Flowers
by Alan Branhagen

Continuous bloom is always a hot topic among gardeners. Here are several ideas and techniques that can help you extend the bloom time of your beloved plants.   >> read article
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Flowers that bridge the gap between summer and fall
by Carol Michel

August is a tough month in many gardens. The blooms of June and July are fading and the asters and mums, traditionally associated with autumn, are not yet flowering. Depending on the year, August can be hot and dry and even the hardiest blooms can appear to be faded, like an old house dress hung out week after week to dry in the sun.   >> read article
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Russian Bees
Helping Out the Bee Population and Gardeners
by Jack Horan

The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming! To the nearest beehive in your neighborhood, that is. In fact, the Russian honeybees are already here. They’re buzzing around meadows and gardens around the Southeast, pollinating crops and flowers, gathering nectar and making honey for beekeepers.   >> read article
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Strawberry Kiwi Freezer Jam Recipe
by Richelle Stafne

This recipe uses freezer jam pectin, which means the recipe uses less sugar   >> read article
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What (Exactly) Is Shade?
by Gene E. Bush

Shade in the garden is not a malady, curse, or something less than optimal. It is an opportunity! Knowing what type of shade you are dealing with will help you select plants that will thrive.   >> read article
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The Potting Shed: A Place to Begin
by Denise Pugh

A place for everything and everything in its place: A playhouse, a winter sanctuary, a herbarium, an atrium and a structural winter solstice are all descriptions I have given to my “potting shed.” I have been a gardener since childhood, but it wasn’t until after my husband and I built our home I realized the need for a potting shed. I was spending a great amount of time walking to his shop to gather my gardening “things” before I could start on my project for the day.   >> read article
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