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Hyacinths: Force Bulbs to Bloom Inside

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There are many flowering bulbs available in the stores and catalogues now that can brighten up the indoor... Read More »

Japanese Beetle Control | 3 Simple Solutions

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Japanese beetles can ruin your roses as well as many other landscape plants and vegetable crops. If your... Read More »

Japanese Knotweed | Garden Solutions

Japanese Knotweed | Garden Solutions

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A tall, grassy plant we call “bamboo” has been spreading like wildfire near a brook on our property,... Read More »

Lilac Not Blooming | Gardening Advice

Lilac Not Blooming | Gardening Advice

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Q: The lilac bushes that I planted in 2009 did not bloom last year and only had three... Read More »

Make a Rain Barrel

Make a Rain Barrel

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Keeping your garden well-watered through the summer months is easier when you make a rain barrel to use... Read More »

Make a Tomato Trellis | DIY Garden Solution

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Tomato plants are one of the easier crops to grow in your home garden, but once they start... Read More »

Make Flower Arrangements Last Longer

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Flower arrangements are the perfect gift for the person who has everything, but nobody wants to give a... Read More »

Make Flowering Branch Cuttings Last Longer in Water

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Expand your choice of floral materials beyond the carnations from grocery store flower stands, and you can keep... Read More »

Make Tools Last with These Four Simple Rules

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It’s tempting to skip tool cleanup when your gardening chores are done — there’s always something else that... Read More »

Mowing the Lawn | Time Saving Method

Mowing the Lawn | Time Saving Method

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You have a yard maintenance dilemma. You can’t find an efficient way for mowing the lawn, so you... Read More »

New England Garden Ideas | Two Gardens for all Seasons

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Plan your garden well, and you’ll enjoy beauty in spring, summer, fall, and winter. Get started using these... Read More »

Planting Buddies for Your Crops

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4. Use a border of onions, chives, or garlic around your garden to protect more-palatable plants from hungry... Read More »

Remove Weeds from Walkways

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A walkway can add a lot of punch to the curb appeal of a house, unless its been... Read More »

Secrets to Growing Lettuce in the Garden

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Many gardeners, even ones that have been growing successful gardens for years, often shy away from growing lettuce... Read More »

Shady Garden Plants

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This shady garden plan — about 300 square feet in area — is perfect for a site in... Read More »

Solutions for Violets Invading Lawn

Solutions for Violets Invading Lawn

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Violets are spreading through large sections of my lawn. I’ve tried numerous chemical control products, but none has... Read More »

Step by Step Instructions to Plant a Sunny Container Garden

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Sunny Garden Plants

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This sunny garden plan — about 300 square feet in area — is perfect for a site receiving... Read More »

The Upcycled Garden | Salvaged Materials in the Garden

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Equally encouraging for the aspiring DIY backyarder: Jeff’s lack of early carpentry skills. “I had zero woodworking background,”... Read More »

Three Rules for Transplanting Perennials

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Harry Harper grew perennials from the 1940s until 1965 in a windy spot in Eden, New York, where... Read More »

Tips for Flower Arrangements

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Ever wonder how flower farmers and florists make their bouquets so pretty and full? If you have a... Read More »

Vermont Daylillies

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The weather has been so glorious lately and my thoughts are turning to the beautiful corner of northern... Read More »

What Are Oak Apple Galls? | Gardening Question

What Are Oak Apple Galls? | Gardening Question

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I’m surrounded by oak trees here, and last year I noticed numerous solid, Ping-Pong-sized balls dropping from them.... Read More »

Why Didn’t My Poinsettia Plants Turn Red? | Gardening Advice

Why Didn’t My Poinsettia Plants Turn Red? | Gardening Advice

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A year ago last spring, I put two healthy (still red) poinsettias in my garden. In the fall,... Read More »

Witch Hazel | Landscaping Recommendation

Witch Hazel | Landscaping Recommendation

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Last March my neighbor brought me a cut branch of a fragrant flower he called “witch hazel”; he... Read More »



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